Mary Pipher, PhD
About the Author
Mary Pipher, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and author of Hunger Pains: The American Woman’s Tragic Quest for Thinness, The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families, Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders, and The Middle of Everywhere: The World’s Refugees Come to Our Town. Dr. Pipher’s area of expertise is how culture affects people’s mental health. For her work, she was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation in 1998. She speaks across the country to families, mental health professionals, and educators. She has appeared on Today, 20/20, The Charlie Rose Show, PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and National Public Radio’s Fresh Air. She lives in Nebraska with her husband, Jim.