Posts Tagged ‘My Favourite Comedian’

Free e-Book For My Fellow Teachers

November 21, 2019

Let me introduce myself.

My name is Michael Grossman, and I am a dedicated teacher and author.

My years of teaching has helped me to gain expertise in helping raise children’s self-esteem as well as experience in other issues discussed in my book such as body image, childhood depression and dealing with adversity.

I aim to get kids to read. And not just any book (sorry Where’s Wally), but a book with relatable characters that starts meaningful conversations and leads to greater self-reflection.

And there’s not enough humour in the world. Our kids should be laughing constantly! There’s nothing better than good quality comedy!

I have decided to make the e-book version of my novel free of charge for a short time, specifically to allow teachers to read it and consider using it as a class novel. I have been using it as a 5th Grade literacy tool for the past few years and I am therefore confident teachers will love sharing this book with their students.

Follow this link to download your own book free of charge!

All feedback is much appreciated!

Body Image in Boys: The Untold Problem

November 18, 2019

Whilst we haven’t properly dealt with it, we have been fully aware of the issues related to girls and body image. What we may not be aware of, is how rampant body-image conditions such as depression and eating disorders are in our young boys.

Take this recent study by the University of Sydney:

 

25 per cent of all people with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa are male.

40 per cent of people with a binge eating disorder are male.

42 per cent of males who have eating disorders identify as gay.

45 per cent of Western men are unhappy with their bodies in some way, rising from 15 per cent 25 years ago.

25 per cent of Australian men in a healthy weight range believe they’re fat.

3 per cent of Australian teenage boys use muscle-enhancing drugs like steroids.

 

One of the key themes in my soon to be released debut novel, My Favourite Comedian’, is body image in young boys. There aren’t many novels pitched at middle years readers that discuss this very serious issue. I recommend that parents and teachers read the novel with their children and discuss the importance of self-acceptance.

 


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