Girling Up is a spectacular journey for young women. While tackling serious issues, Mayim Bialik approaches everything with humor and refreshing candidness.
My kids know Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory but I remember her as the young CeCe Bloom on Beaches and then as the title character on Blossom. This book is definitely written for tweens and teens but Dr. Bialik (I like that!) addresses her past acting career as well as her present one. Perhaps a new generation will fall in love with Blossom!
As noted, Girling Up addresses some of the difficult aspects of growing up including the biology behind DNA and puberty (without being too technical) and eating disorders. Resources are provided after a candid discussion about body image and what it really looks like in the world today. It’s important for girls (and boys) to understand what is happening in their bodies, what is happening with the opposite sex, and how to be smart about everything going on all at once when it all feels so big. Too big.
Perhaps the most important parts of the book are discussions on coping and the future options for women. Coming from somebody who defied a lot of norms, these chapters are possibly the most moving.
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The Verdict on Girling Up
Forget all of those “American Girl” books about puberty and growing up. Mayim Bialik does a MUCH better job in Girling Up. She takes a clinical approach without talking down to girls.