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Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

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In this thoughtful and inspiring memoir, the author of the New York Times bestsellers Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country explores her personal search for understanding, tranquility, and respect through her work as a psychologist and seeker.

“There are three kinds of secrets” Mary Pipher says in Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World.“Those we keep from everyone, those we keep from certain people, and those we keep from ourselves. Writing this book forced me to deal with all three” After decades of exploring the lives of others through her writing and therapy, Mary Pipher turns her attention to herself—culling insights from her own life to highlight the importance of the journey, not just the destination.

Like most lives, Piphe‛s is filled with glory and tragedy, chaos and clarity, love and abandonment. She spent her childhood in small Nebraska towns, the daughter of a doctor mother and a restless jack-of-all-trades father. Often both of her parents were away and Pipher and her siblings lived as what she calls“feral children” Later, as an adult and a therapist, Pipher was able to do what she most enjoyed: learn about the world and help others. After the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she was overwhelmed by the attention and demands on her time. In 2002, after a personal crisis, Pipher realized that success and fame were harming her, and she began working to find a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy.

In Seeking Peace, Mary Pipher tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals truths about our search for happiness and love. While her story is unique,“the basic map and milestones of my story are universal” she writes.“We strive to make sense of our selves and our environments” In Seeking Peace, Pipher reflects on her life in a way that allows readers to reimagine theirs.

Synopsis:

"An absorbing chronicle of discovery" (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

Like most lives, Mary Piphers is filled with glory and tragedy, chaos and clarity, love and abandonment. She spent her childhood in small Midwestern towns, the nurturing daughter of a doctor mother and a restless, jack-of-all-trades father. Later, as a wife, mother, and therapist, she was able to do what she most enjoyed: learn about the world and help others. But after the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she found herself overwhelmed by the demands on her time and attention. In 2002, Pipher experienced a meltdown. She realized that success and fame were harming her, and she began the long journey to a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy.

In Seeking Peace, Pipher tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals fundamental truths about our individual search for happiness and love. Candid, surprising and moving, Seeking Peace offers a map for our own journey toward a more fulfilling, more joyously lived life.    

 

Synopsis:

"An absorbing chronicle of discovery" from the life-changing #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia.

After decades as a psychotherapist, Mary Pipher now turns her attention to herself, collecting insights from her own life to illuminate the importance of one's life journey-not just the destination. As a wife, mother, and therapist, Pipher sought to learn about the world and help others. But after the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she found herself overwhelmed by the demands on her time and attention. In 2002, she suffered a breakdown. Pipher realized that success and fame were harming her, and she needed a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy. In Seeking Peace, she tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals truths about everyone's search for happiness and love.

Mary Pipher at a book signing for her latest book, Seeking Peace, at Indigo Bridge Books in Lincoln, NE, on April 28th.

About the Author

Mary Pipher , Ph.D., is a psychologist and the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestsellers Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country, as well as Writing to Change the World. Her work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and she has lectured to groups and conferences around the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594488610
Subtitle:
Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World
Author:
Pipher, Mary
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Buddhists
Subject:
Pipher, Mary Bray
Subject:
Psychologists -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100406
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.28x6.40x1.12 in. 1.00 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
"An absorbing chronicle of discovery" (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

Like most lives, Mary Piphers is filled with glory and tragedy, chaos and clarity, love and abandonment. She spent her childhood in small Midwestern towns, the nurturing daughter of a doctor mother and a restless, jack-of-all-trades father. Later, as a wife, mother, and therapist, she was able to do what she most enjoyed: learn about the world and help others. But after the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she found herself overwhelmed by the demands on her time and attention. In 2002, Pipher experienced a meltdown. She realized that success and fame were harming her, and she began the long journey to a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy.

In Seeking Peace, Pipher tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals fundamental truths about our individual search for happiness and love. Candid, surprising and moving, Seeking Peace offers a map for our own journey toward a more fulfilling, more joyously lived life.    

 

"Synopsis" by ,
"An absorbing chronicle of discovery" from the life-changing #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia.

After decades as a psychotherapist, Mary Pipher now turns her attention to herself, collecting insights from her own life to illuminate the importance of one's life journey-not just the destination. As a wife, mother, and therapist, Pipher sought to learn about the world and help others. But after the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she found herself overwhelmed by the demands on her time and attention. In 2002, she suffered a breakdown. Pipher realized that success and fame were harming her, and she needed a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy. In Seeking Peace, she tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals truths about everyone's search for happiness and love.

Mary Pipher at a book signing for her latest book, Seeking Peace, at Indigo Bridge Books in Lincoln, NE, on April 28th.

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