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.
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.
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