Women Rowing North -- Mary Pipher

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At various turning points in life, and as our bodies change, we women are called upon to expand our sense of identity and alter the ways we think and behave.  In her 1994 book Reviving Ophelia, cultural anthropologist and psychologist Mary Pipher challenged traditional narratives and assumptions about teenage girls.  Women Rowing North is a kind of bookend to that earlier work, and challenges assumptions about older women.  Drawing on interviews with women from many different backgrounds, Pipher demonstrates how  aging does not mean we must become diminished versions of ourselves.  Instead, we can cultivate emotional resilience, wisdom and authenticity even in the face of illness, loss and grief.  

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ISBN: 9781632869609
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 15th, 2019

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