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Women rowing north : navigating life's currents and flourishing as we age / Mary Pipher.

Pipher, Mary Bray, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

11 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 305.262 PIP (Text) 33500013005186 New On holds shelf -
Detroit Lakes Public Library 305.262 PIP (Text) 33500012843678 New Checked out 03/02/2019
Twin Valley LINK Site 305.262 PIP (Text) 33500013010087 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781632869609
  • ISBN: 1632869608
  • Physical Description: 262 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Challenges of the journey. A new stretch of the river ; The lay of the land ; The worn body ; Intensity and poignancy ; Caregiving ; Swept away ; Loneliness and solitude -- Travel skills. Understanding ourselves ; Making intentional choices ; Building a good day ; Creating community ; Crafting resplendent narratives ; Anchoring in gratitude -- The people on the boat. Travel companions ; Co-captains ; The lifeboat of family ; Grandchildren -- The Northern lights. Moon River: authenticity and self-acceptance ; The long view ; Everything is illuminated.
Summary, etc.: "Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. "If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully," Pipher writes, "we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.""--Dust jacket.
Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet Pipher shows most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. Here she offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
    Pipher, author of the classic Reviving Ophelia (1994), an analysis of teenage girls in the 1990s, turns her attention to women transitioning from middle to old age in her latest project. These women, who have spent their lives juggling careers and families, are now facing different challenges, including surviving health crises, adapting to changing bodies, searching for meaning in retirement, and maintaining a sense of self. Pipher contends that unless women make the effort to grow, they will be left with bitterness. She begins by examining the issues of loss, loneliness, caregiving, and ageism. In the subsequent section, Pipher suggests skills that will help women navigate these troubles, from seeking to truly understand themselves to revising life narratives to focusing on gratitude. She urges readers to form meaningful relationships with family and friends and to fight isolation by intentionally interacting with others. Pipher shares examples from many lives, including her own, but focuses in particular on four women who illustrate these important life lessons. This positive, affirming book will inspire and guide women facing these challenges. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mary Pipher is a psychologist specializing in women, trauma, and the effects of our culture on mental health, which has earned her the title of "cultural therapist" for her generation. She is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Subject: Older women > Psychology.
Aging > Psychological aspects.
Aging > Social aspects.
Women > Identity.
Aging > Psychological aspects.
Aging > Social aspects.
Older women > Psychology.
Women > Identity.
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adulthood & Aging.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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