Thursday, August 13, 2009

Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World by Mary Pipher

The title of this book by Pipher, author of the bestselling Reviving Ophelia, may make one think it is a spiritual or self-help guide, but it is best described as a memoir. After the publication and great success of Reviving Ophelia, Pipher found herself forced into the fast lane with book lectures and signings, endless travel, and many people wanting her time. She discovered she was not fit for a life of fame and intense action, which caused an emotional and physical collapse in 2002. Pipher traces her life, from her unique upbringing through college, career, writing, marriage, children, and grandchildren -- a reflective journey that gave her the opportunity to discover who she really is and what is most important in life.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: McNaughton
1st Floor McNaughton Collection
Review submitted by: Stacy Russo, Chair of Public Services, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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