Boying Up

Author(s): Mayim Bialik

Teenage Issues

 


Why does my voice crack like that? What should I eat to build muscle? How do I talk to someone I have a crush on? What do I do if someone calls me names or bullies me?


Growing from a boy to a man is no easy task. Bodies are changing, social circles are evolving, hair is appearing in places it never was before -- and on top of it all, there's the ever-present pressure to conform to the typical idea of what it means to be "manly" and masculine. But it's easier to do if you're armed with facts.


Using personal anecdotes as an overly observant mother of two boys and plenty of scientific information from her life as a neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik, PhD, star of The Big Bang Theory, talks directly to teen boys about what it means to grow from a boy to a man biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. Using the same cool, fun, and friendly tone that she took in Girling Up, Mayim takes boys--and their parents --through the challenges and triumphs of Boying Up today.


In six sections (How Boys Bodies Work; How Boys Grow; How Boys Learn; How Boys Cope; How Boys Love; and How Boys Make a Difference), she takes a look at what it means for boys to come of age in today's world, how can they take control of their paths, and what can they do to help shape the types of futures they want for themselves.


 


Praise for Boying Up


 


"A matter-of-fact mirror that reflects reality and respect, not bewildered embarrassment." --Kirkus Reviews

"Boying Up hits all the hot spots and should be included in tween and teen library collections." --VOYA

PUBLICATION DUE MAY 2019

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General Fields

  • : 9780525515999
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : April 2019
  • : .562 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 224
  • : Mayim Bialik
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 305.2351