The Tall Book: A Celebration of Life from on High

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jul 1, 2009 - Social Science - 256 pages
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The Tall Book is a celebration of the tall-advantaged, which notes and explores the myriad benefits that come with living large--from the simple pleasures of being able to see over crowds at a parade, to the professional joys of earning more money, and having others perceive you as a natural leader. The Tall Book also offers well-researched explanations into the great unanswered questions of tallness, including: Why are people tall to begin with? How have tall people figured throughout history? Why are CEOs so tall? And how does tallness affect the dating game? Filled with illustrative graphics, charts, and piles of tall miscellanea and factoids, The Tall Book is a wonderful and much-needed exploration of life from on high.
 

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Inspired by her own height and a serious lack of popular material on tallness, 6'3" journalist Cohen (coeditor, Confessions of a High School Word Nerd) takes great pride in announcing that tall people ... Read full review

Contents

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The Tall Life
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113
Going to Die?
121
Pills
129
Tall Psychology
145
Where Tall Folk Produce More
156
Buying Off the Rack and Other
179
Acknowledgments
213
Notes
223
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235
About the Tall Author
245
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A 2003 graduate of Harvard, Arianne Cohens is the author of Help, It's Broken!: A Fix-It Bible for the Repair-Impaired and the co-editor of the upcoming essay book, Confessions of a Word Nerd. Her work has appeared in a number of national publications including LIFE Magazine, Marie Claire, Real Simple, Health, New York, The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Popular Mechanics, Time Out New York, The New York Times Magazine, and the Metro, where she is a weekly columnist. She has also contributed to National Public Radio's This American Life, and has appeared on NPR's Marketplace Money, and ABC News. She is 6'3" and lives in New York City.

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