Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular (Hardcover)

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Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular by Mayim Bialik, PhD
You may recognize Mayim Bialik from her character, Amy, on the popular T.V. show The Big
Bang Theory, where she plays a neuroscientist. In real life, Mayim is also a neuroscientist and
she uses scientific facts in her book to teach young girls what it is like to grow up, or how she
likes to put it, girl up. It can be a confusing time for a young girl when her body starts to change
and not every girl has the privilege to talk to someone about it. Even if they did have someone
sit them down one night and explain the birds and the bees, it doesn’t hurt to read from a
different perspective. Mayim provides the information every girl should know when she feels
likes she is drowning in a sea of stress. She discusses everything from periods, to what food we
should eat, to boys, to coping with our new and ever-changing emotions, to sex, and to just little
tips on how to better yourself! I really enjoyed this book because I love Miayim Bialik and I
appreciated her honesty. She expressed that everyone’s body develops at different paces and
in our own way and that’s what makes us beautiful! Mayim shares her own experiences on
being a “late bloomer” and I feel that a lot of girls can relate to her. This book is a great read for
girls of all ages, but is designed for helping girls grow into a woman biologically, psychologically,
and sociologically.

Description


Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls.

Growing up as a girl in today’s world is no easy task. Juggling family, friends, romantic relationships, social interests and school…sometimes it feels like you might need to be a superhero to get through it all! But really, all you need is little information.
 
Want to know why your stomach does a flip-flop when you run into your crush in the hallway? Or how the food you put in your body now will affect you in the future? What about the best ways to stop freaking out about your next math test?
 
Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes, and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim Bialik, the star of The Big Bang Theory, shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically.
 
And as an added bonus, Girling Up is chock-full of charts, graphs and illustrations -- all designed in a soft gray to set them apart from the main text and make them easy to find and read. 

Want to be strong? Want to be smart? Want to be spectacular? You can! Start by reading this book.
 
Praise for Girling Up:

"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

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


Praise for Girling Up:

"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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399548604
ISBN-10: 0399548602
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: May 9th, 2017
Pages: 192
Language: English
 

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