About the Book
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.
This is the book I wish existed for me back in the day. I have only just recently realized that my views on sexuality, or the lack thereof, isn't just me being crazy. And I appreciate how Mayim mentions that not all girls want to experience sexy times until later on. But she did so in a way that doesn't shame those who do decide to partake in such activities.
I also enjoyed her personal stories that she added into this. It helped make it more relatable.
But the thing that makes me want to recommend this book is how upfront it is about things. She offers up different choices for the topics she covers. This includes, but is not limited to, diet options, period choices, and how to handle the topic of sex.
If you're a parent that likes for their children to make informed decisions, this is the perfect book for your daughter. I also suggest teenaged boys read this so they get a better understanding of the subject.