Mayim Bialik, 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.
Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing
Cover Art by Kenton Hoppas
Can you pedal your way through everything life throws at you?
Taking on the bicycle as a means of making sense of life and death, contributors write about their experiences on a bicycle, enjoying the little things about everyday life, dealing with the most difficult, and overcoming loss, trauma, and fear. Contributions range from the lyrical to the profane, the deeply personal to the keenly analytical. Includes essays, art, and a short story.
This is the first issue of the annual Journal of Bicycle Feminism is a compendium of smart, well-curated writing about topics in bicycling from a feminist perspective. It's the grown-up, moved-out, bigger, bolder, and better version of what used to be Taking the Lane zine.
The next issue (out in 2017) will be all about money and class.
Herb & Phill (Beta!)
Work in progress collection of short stories. Herb and Phill are fed up! Well, Herb is anyway. Fed up with the adults of the world, mostly his mom, running his life! Never mind she feeds him, clothes him and loves him. Where does she get the right to tell him to clean his room or not play in the street!
They are poor, they are hungry, but they have fun. Welcome to the life and times of your everyday run of the mill bicycle messenger. Stories based on my ten years as a full-time working bicycle messenger on the mean streets of San Diego, California! I did however visit and ride in Seattle, San Francisco, Portland and yes… New York City!
Hindu Gods & Goddesses
I was asked to illustrate the Hindu Gods and Goddesses for Union Yoga in Monterey in “my” style. Here’s what I came up with!