Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World [NOOK Book]

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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, ...
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Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

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Overview

"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.


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"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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101028636
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/19/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 396,484
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Pipher

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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Table of Contents

Prelude 1

Introduction 7

Meltdown (2002) 17

FIRST LIFETIME

Bedrock 35

Mother and Father 51

The Glad Game (1947-1965) 73

Lost and Found (1965-1977) 109

Love and Work (1977-1994) 131

Avalanche of Roses (1994-2002) 145

Recovery (2002-2003) 159

A Bigger Container (2003-2007) 175

Despair and Self-Acceptance 191

Stopping for Joshua Bell 211

Where I Am Now (2008) 231

My Birthday Party 247

Acknowledgments 257

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    Posted January 17, 2010

    This book was wonderful, I loved Mary's story and I thank her for sharing her most intimate thoughts and feelings with her reader.

    This is one of my favorite reads and it has found a home on my book shelf. I adore Mary Pipher and her accomplishments, I respect her and would suggest this book to anyone that wants to heighten their own spiritual journey.

    Thank you Mary, you inspire me.

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