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Girling Up

Girling Up

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, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780399548611
Barcode 9780399548611
Published 21 May 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Bialik, Mayim
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ISBN-13 9780399548611
ISBN-10 0399548610
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin USA
Publication Date 21 May 2019
International Publication Date 14 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bialik, Mayim
Category Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 174g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 305.2352
Catalogue Code 974089

Description of this Book

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

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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 Ph.D. from UCLA in Neuroscience. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Girling Up, as well as 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 and modesty to women's issues to parenting to politics. 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 brave, bold and brilliant sons. You can visit Mayim Bialik at groknation.com, follow her on Twitter and Instagram @MissMayim, and watch her videos at youtube.com/mayimbialik.

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