Boying up How to be brave, bold and brilliant

Mayim Bialik

Book - 2018

Mayim Bialik puts her Ph.D. to work to talk to teen boys about the science and pressures of growing up male in today's world. A must-have book for all teenage boys!

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New York, NY : Philomel Books [2018]
Physical Description
200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Main Author
Mayim Bialik (author)
  • How boy bodies work
  • How boy bodies grow
  • How boys learn
  • How boys love
  • How boys cope
  • How boys matter.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The star of The Big Bang Theory and best-selling author of Girling Up draws on her expertise in neuroscience to counsel teen boys about the biological, psychological and sociological challenges of growing up male in today's world, explaining the scientific principles behind adolescence while sharing anecdotes about her family's own experiences with two growing boys. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The television star and neuroscientist draws on scientific information and personal experience as the mother of sons to share advice on growing from a boy into a man, including physical changes, learning problems, and relationships.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Mayim Bialik, Jeopardy! host and star of The Big Bang Theory and author of the #1 bestseller Girling Up, puts her Ph.D. to work to talk to teen boys about the science and pressures of growing up male in today's world. A must-have book for all teenage boys!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