Mary Elizabeth Pipher, also known as Mary Bray Pipher, is an American clinical psychologist and author. She is know for her most recent work "Women Rowing North," a book on aging gracefully. Prior to that, she wrote "The Green Boat." She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Older women. They’ve been the target of jokes forever. Clinical psychologist and bestselling author Mary Pipher doesn't like that. Pipher has written a book called “Women Rowing North" about flourishing as we age.  To round out our conversation I invited my young friend Haley Zimring to join us. Haley is 28 and has two young children. Listen to us talking young and old and all the stages in between. "Now What?" is produced with the help of Gabe Zimmer and Steve Zimmer. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.
Mary Pipher's new book, 'Women Rowing North,' chronicles the positive aspects of transitioning from middle age to old age: "At this life stage, women start granting themselves the power of no," she says. Jennifer Stockburger runs the "Test Track" for Consumer Reports, where the magazine tests out hundreds of cars, trucks and SUVs. She says there are more than 50 tests that drive each vehicle's rating. She spoke with 'Fresh Air' contributor Sonari Glinton. Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Valeria Luiselli's latest novel, 'Lost Children Archive' about the so-called crisis at the border.
Her groundbreaking book, Reviving Ophelia, psychologist Mary Pipher changed the way we looked at girls and adolescence. Now, with her 10th book, she is doing for aging what she did for adolescence, providing a wise and heartfelt guide to happiness in later life. Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age provides an engaging and uplifting examination of how to thrive in life’s later stages and how the struggles we face can help us become the people we’ve always wanted to be.  In this episode you’ll learn: How the end years of life can be the happiest time The role of humor and gratitude in later life Why mercy is a valuable quality to develop
Women growing older have to contend with many different things like ageism to loss. Yet, as author and pyschologist, Mary Pipher, shows in her new book, "Women Rowing North," older women can be deeply happy and joyus for the gifts of life. 
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Oct 21st, 1947
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
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