Ophelia Speaks by Sara Shandler
Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self

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Sara Shandler creates an atmosphere for young girls, between the ages of 12 to 18, to speak frankly about the myriad of issues encountered as they try to leave adolescence behind them and emerge as young women. The author's own personal reflections are interwoven throughout the writings of a diverse group of teenage girls, which include poems, essays and comments.
 

About Sara Shandler

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Sara Shandler is currently a student at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. A former president of the Connecticut Valley Region of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, she has led, represented, and influenced large numbers of adolescent girls. She is a native of Amherst, Massachusetts.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Harper-perennial. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Young Adult, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Both Dellasega and Shandler have chosen to use Sara Shandler's approach and collect various essays, but while Nina Shandler structured each chapter of her book around specific problems, such as drugs or school, Dellasega chooses a more sprawling, conversational approach.

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Family therapist Shandler (Estrogen: The Natural Way) follows up on daughter Sara Shandler's 1999 bestselling collection of teenage girls' writings about their lives, Ophelia Speaks, with a collection presenting their mothers' perspectives.

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Inspired by Mary Pipher's 1994 bestseller Reviving Ophelia, which shed new light on the problems of contemporary female adolescence, Shandler, currently an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, set out to give voice to the real Ophelias, America's teenaged girls--herself included.

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At the age of 16, Sara Shandler --- like much of America --- read Mary Pipher's acclaimed book about adolescent girls called REVIVING OPHELIA .

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