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Another Country: The Emotional Terrain of Our Elders Audio, Cassette – Abridged, March 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Audioworks; Abridged edition (March 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671044753
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671044756
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 0.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,688,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

The other "country" of the title is the land of old age, separated from the rest of us by language, custom, and capabilities. As Pipher (Reviving Ophelia, which tackled the terrain of teenage girls) writes, the oldAparticularly the "old old," those dealing not just with age but with infirmity, grief, and diminished capacitiesAare often emotionally separated from their children and grandchildren because of differences that the younger folks don't understandAand she endeavors to set that right. Using stories of some of her clients to illustrate problems faced by the old and their families, Pipher gives a deeper understanding of what the old are going through and how the transition to that other country, and then to the end of life, can be eased for all. Throughout, she stresses the need for community and companions, showing how sometimes the emotional or physical problems of the aged can be eased simply by having other people need and love them. As read by Joan Allen, whose soft yet expressive voice lends tenderness, feeling, and even a touch of humor to the author's words, this is an enriching work, one that takes a sad, depressing topic and makes it a source for inspiration and thought. Full of insight and compassion, this provides a vivid glimpse into the other country for those seeing their elders go there, as well as those people preparing for their own journey; highly recommended for all audio collections.ASally G. Waters, Stetson Coll. of Law Lib., St. Petersburg, FL
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a world-famous psychologist and author. She lectures nationwide and has become, through her books, a household name. Reviving Ophelia has been a New York Times bestseller for nearly three years. The Shelter of Each Other has been a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paperback. Mary Pipher lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 20, 1999
When I had my first baby I turned to Dr. Spock to learn about the things I might expect to experience. I didn't know I would need a book to help me be the best caregiver I could be for my grandparents.Another Country was so pertinent to my life I felt it was my diary written for me to read. I'm living so much of what is covered in the book, with my grandmother living with us. Ms Pipher writes about I am experiencing. It explains some things, answers questions, but also makes me ask some too. I'm so glad to have found this friend! Definitely a book for my shelves, to be revisited again I'm sure, just as Spock was.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 10, 1999
Understanding another generation and helping them isn't easy, but Pipher shows us all the way. All who plan to have another birthday, and even if someone you love probably won't...read this book! Humor, helpful tips, knowledge and appreciation of all ages of our society are contained in these wonderful pages. I couldn't put it down. Often laughed, often cried, and learned a lot!!! I am going back to Amazon now to order several more copies for gifts. Order this book, you will be glad you did.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Ann Shriver on May 8, 2000
As a member of the 50 something crowd I am entering unchartedwaters in dealing with aging parents. I was expecting a helpful guideand instead got someone who is lost herself! Everyone has a story and Mary's aren't unique or enlightening. It's still on the shelf, unfinished. What was the point?
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1 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 21, 1999
I had to read this book for a senior-level college gerentology class. I was not impressed. The author rambles on with anecdotes and quotes from other authors that I had already studied in earlier classes. Her writing style is too ecclectic for my tastes.
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