About The Book
Suddenly, you’ve got hair sprouting all over your body. Your emotions are out of control. Mom insists on taking you bra-shopping, much to your embarrassment. And the cherry on the cake? A pimple on your nose, right on your BFF’s birthday.
Growing up may feel too crazy to handle just now, but seriously, it isn’t that big a deal. You just need to know what’s coming your way.
What’s Up With Me? is precisely that sort of a book, with practical suggestions for coping with the rollercoaster that growing up is. Tisca Chopra—actor, mother, film director-producer and author—has friendly, sensible and doable ideas on everything from your changing body to pimples and periods, health and hygiene to safety and self-worth, relationships and boys to emotions, and much, much more.
Gynaecologist Dr Mala Arora and psychologist Malvika Varma chip in to help Tisca provide you with more information about it all.
This straight-talking book for girls aged eight to thirteen will reassure you and spur you on to feel super good about yourself as you jump through the hoops of puberty into fabulous adulthood!
About The Author
Actor, author, filmmaker Tisca Chopra is a passionately storyteller. She has acted in over 50 feature films in different languages with many eminent directors and actors. She has also authored the book Acting Smart which talks about all it takes to make a successful career as an actor, and has contributed to the anthology Walking Towards Ourselves.
Tisca’s persistence and passion won her two Filmfare Awards for a film she wrote, produced and acted in—Chutney.
Taare Zameen Par, a movie with a sterling performance by Tisca, was India’s official entry to the Academy Awards. Qissa, starring her in the role of a refugee, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, in 2013 and was featured in over 20 festivals. She was also nominated at the New York Indian Film Festival as Best Actress for her work in 10Ml Love, a film based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her intense performance in the Indian adaptation of the American series—24—and her debut web series, Hostages has been lauded.
The actor has also acted in the Pulitzer Award winning play, Dinner with Friends, which deals with the state of the modern marriage. She’s been on the jury of the prestigious MAMI Film Festival.
Tisca has even worked with Sam Pitroda on the National Knowledge Commission, to help revamp the education system. She works consistently with NGOs and small business to give a leg up to entrepreneurs.