In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, talks directly to teens about everything from first kisses and first periods to rocky friendships, family responsibilities, and figuring out your true passion. A must-have for all teenage girls!
Growing up as a girl in today's world is no easy task. There are pressures of family, friends, romantic interests, and school, not to mention changing bodies, evolving social circles, and shifting views on the world. Using stories, interviews, personal anecdotes, and facts, Mayim Bialik, the star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her PhD to work and talks directly to teens about what it means to grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. Mayim takes the tone of a cool, smart aunt and uses her own experiences to illustrate her points. In five sections (How Our Bodies Work; How We Love; How We Spend Our Time; How We Cope; and How We Matter), she takes a look at what it means for girls to come of age today, how can they take control of their paths, and what can they do to help shape the types of futures they want for themselves.
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"Bialik is encouraging without being preachy . . . many teens will be drawn to this engaging and useful book." --Booklist
"Ultimately, the author stresses that "Girling Up" does not end with adulthood--it is a lifelong journey. Thanks to Bialik, readers have a road map to make this trip memorable." --School Library Journal
"Written in conversational style . . . the tone remains understanding, supportive, and respectful of the reader's individuality throughout the text." --VOYA
"Combining her personal experiences and academic credentials, Bialik--television star, mother of two, and neuroscientist--tackles six aspects of what she calls 'girling up, ' 'the transition from girl to young woman.' When discussing widely covered topics that include body and image, the importance of a balanced diet, exercise, and growth, Bialik adds a few novelties--for example, yoga poses that relieve menstrual cramps and the introduction of mindfulness to eating and stress management." --Publishers Weekly
About Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik is best known as Amy Farrah Fowler on America's #1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory, a role for which she has received four Emmy nominations and a Critics' Choice Award. She also starred in the early-1990s sitcom Blossom. Mayim earned a BS from UCLA in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies, and went on to earn a PhD from UCLA in Neuroscience. She is the author of Beyond the Sling and Mayim's Vegan Table.
Mayim founded GrokNation.com in 2015 as a platform for sharing her writing on everything from religious observance to women's issues to politics to maintaining modesty in Hollywood. She seeks to present herself as a normal, imperfect mom trying to make everything run smoothly in a world that often feels out of her control. Mayim lives in Los Angeles with her strong, smart, spectacular sons.
You can visit Mayim Bialik at groknation.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @MissMayim. Watch her videos at youtube.com/mayimbialik.
Girling Up by Mayim Bialik
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