Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

by Mary Pipher
     
 

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"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 Pipher’s is filled with glory and tragedy, chaos and clarity, love and abandonment. She spent her childhood in small Midwestern towns, the nurturing

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"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 Pipher’s 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.    

Editorial Reviews

"There are three kinds of secrets," Mary Pipher writes in this memoir. "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." From any perspective, Seeking Peace is revelatory. In books such as Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other, psychologist Pipher became famous by writing about others. In this sensitive confessional, she describes her unconventional childhood in small-town Nebraska; her deep passion for working with people; and her painful realization that her fame was ruining her life. This touching book tells us much about learning to come to peace with ourselves.
From the Publisher
“A generous book conceived and executed by a compassionate…mind.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An absorbing chronicle of discovery.”
Booklist 

“This is an insightful and terribly personal memoir of an active and successful life, and of how [Pipher’s] almost desperate need for inner peace amid the noise of her world has dominated so many of her days.”
Lincoln Journal Star

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101028636
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/19/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
814,047
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country, as well as Seeking Peace and Writing to Change the World. She lives in Nebraska.

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