Mary Pipher will sign "A Life in Light"

What: Mary Pipher will read from, take questions about, and sign her forthcoming release, A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence

When: Thursday, June 30th at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm, 2501 So. 90th St., Ste. 111
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About: Mary Pipher, the bestselling author of Women Rowing North and Reviving Ophelia, will read from and discuss her new book; a memoir in essays reflecting on radiance, resilience, and the constantly changing nature of reality.

In her luminous new memoir in essays, Mary Pipher-as she did in her New York Times bestseller Women Rowing North-taps into a cultural moment, to offer wisdom, hope, and insight into loss and change. Drawing from her own experiences and expertise as a psychologist specializing in women, trauma, and the effect of our culture on our mental health, she looks inward in A Life in Light to what shaped her as a woman, one who has experienced darkness throughout her life but was always drawn to the light. Her plainspoken depictions of her hard childhood and life's difficulties are dappled with moments of joy and revelation, tragedies and ordinary miseries, glimmers and shadow. As a child, she was separated from her parents for long periods. Those separations affected her deeply, but in A Life in Light she explores what she's learned about how to balance despair with joy, utilizing and sharing with readers every coping skill she has honed during her lifetime to remind us that there is a silver thread of resilience that flows through all of life, and that despite our despair, the light will return. In this book, she points us toward that light.

Mary Pipher is a psychologist who has earned her the title of "cultural therapist" for her generation. She is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including Reviving OpheliaThe Shelter of Each OtherAnother Country and most recently, Women Rowing North. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Event date: 

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:00pm
A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635577587
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 28th, 2022

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632869616
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Reviving Ophelia 25th Anniversary Edition: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537045
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Riverhead Books - June 4th, 2019

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