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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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Though it may in part revere the tall, essayist Cohen proclaims, clearly "society is not built for us." Six-foot-three Cohen (Confessions of a High School Word Nerd) covers many taken-for-granted challenges facing "talls," including public toilets, exercise bikes, doorways, couches and airplanes. Especially complicated is dating; some tall women would never "date down"-that is, a man shorter than they are-while other talls (i.e. men) refuse to date anyone but the short. Being tall costs more, due to expenses like "double-price clothes," "high ceilinged homes," and "the food," but it also pays better: tall people earn approximately 2.5% more per inch. Height also helps get presidents elected; 26 out of the last 30 presidential contests went to the taller candidate. Cohen has been frustrated, ever since she was a 5''3" eight-year-old that no one has written a book about tall people ("The Dewey Decimal index didn''t even assign a classification number to tall people. Surely the world kidded"). She fixes that problem handily with a guide both practical and proud, and with enough self-deprecating humor to charm readers of any height; an ideal gift for talls, their loved ones, and (perhaps) their jealous detractors.
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“Given her smarts, inquisitiveness, and warm wit, I''d follow Ms. Cohen up any learning curve. With The Tall Book her assignment is personal, and richer for it. The result is a real resource for giants of all ages (and those who love them) so that we can fully appreciate the advantages and navigate the downfalls of our standing. Not since Randy Newman''s "Short People" have those of us of a certain stature had a better rallying cry.” ―Brad Wieners, 6''7", Editor, Men''s Journal

“This is a funny and lively book that belongs -- quite literally -- on the top shelf of American literature. One of us ''talls'' will be happy to get it down for you.” ―Steve Rushin, 6''5", Sports Illustrated columnist and author of Road Swing

“As a 12-year-old, told to act my age and not my shoe size, I could honestly say, ''They''re the same.'' Arianne Cohen has written a book for everyone, like me, who grew up (and up) to be proud of their height.” ―Rebecca Lobo, 6''4", Olympic gold medalist basketball player and ESPN Commentator

About the Author

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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Patricia K. Spiegel
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Pleasing mix of personal and factual information
Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2019
One cannot help but get a lot from this book. The author writes well and gets us to laughing at all the right places. On a serious note, we learn about the downsides of height, but wait! There are advantages as well. I am from a tall family, so a lot of it resonated with... See more
One cannot help but get a lot from this book. The author writes well and gets us to laughing at all the right places. On a serious note, we learn about the downsides of height, but wait! There are advantages as well. I am from a tall family, so a lot of it resonated with me. But shorter readers who are close to a tall person should read it as well just to learn, in depth, the experience of growing up tall.
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Warhead
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
"The Tall Book For Girls"
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2013
As a 6''6" guy, I didn''t get much out of this book, but there were a couple cool tidbits: 1) Tallness isn''t unhealthy, it''s not a strain on your heart or your bones as is widely believed. (Phew!) 2) Tall girls lust after tall guys (I thought they were... See more
As a 6''6" guy, I didn''t get much out of this book, but there were a couple cool tidbits:

1) Tallness isn''t unhealthy, it''s not a strain on your heart or your bones as is widely believed. (Phew!)

2) Tall girls lust after tall guys (I thought they were just staring like everybody else!)

3) Tall people sued an airline over their tiny seats a decade ago, but lost.

There''s a lot of "when I was a girl, I couldn''t fit into nice stuff and at school everyone gawked at me"-type stories that I could have done without (though female readers may find solace in them?), and there''s also some tall activism ("if NYC bus seats are too small, call the MTA and tell them, no one ever has before!"), and tons of anecdotes and cute little statistics from all over the world.

But after reading The Tall Book, I don''t really feel better informed, and my outlook on life hasn''t been altered, so it''s kind of like I never read it at all. :(
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Caroline N.
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I LOVE this book
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2016
Being a tall girl, I LOVE this book! It''s hilarious, and if you''re tall, you''ll understand everything. I think this would be a great book for tall, young girls (note, there is a bit in there about dating, so you may want to skim through prior to allowing the kid to read). I... See more
Being a tall girl, I LOVE this book! It''s hilarious, and if you''re tall, you''ll understand everything. I think this would be a great book for tall, young girls (note, there is a bit in there about dating, so you may want to skim through prior to allowing the kid to read). I wish I had this when I was a teenager, but it was a great read even still!
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Rebekah Mercer
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Life changing book for tall people
Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2010
If you are tall, you simply must buy this book. If you have children, friends, people you care about who are tall--they must read this book. If you love them, buy it for them now (and I promise, I don''t even know the author). It will change their lives. There are so many... See more
If you are tall, you simply must buy this book. If you have children, friends, people you care about who are tall--they must read this book. If you love them, buy it for them now (and I promise, I don''t even know the author). It will change their lives. There are so many wonderful positives that she points out in the book, that everyone who is tall should be aware of. Sadly, there are many challenges to being taller than average, especially for girls during adolescence. 99 percent of the same things I experienced as an adolescent and teenager are still going on, according to Cohen''s book. This is a "must read" for anyone who is taller than average, but particularly for statuesque young girls.

I''m a 6'' tall woman, age 57. Growing up tall in Fort Worth Texas, home of the macho cowboy wannabes, was no fun, let me tell you. The preferred nicknames for me were Jolly Green Giant and Skinny Legs. I had cars full of boys hurl insults at me nearly every day as I walked home. I never had a date until I was a junior in high school, and when I did he was 21 (and a nice guy I might add). I would have probably dated him even if he wasn''t because he was the only guy who had ever asked me up to that point (I was about a half foot taller than all my classmates in high school.)When I was 19 I married the first man who asked me because I feared that no one ever would ask again. And I should probably tell you that I wasn''t a bad looking girl. I was pretty enough to get lots of attention at clubs and hangouts for college kids. It was just that high school boys were scared of me.

Reading her experiences along the same lines made me realize that girls today go through the same thing. They are just a better equipped to handle it. And Cohen''s book will be a huge factor in making future generations of tall people proud of being tall. Now at 57, I finally am. And I am buying two copies right now for my two sons who are over 6'' and already proud of being tall. This book will just make them even happier about it.

Rebekah
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dtheta/dr
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I was 5 foot 6 when I was 16
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2012
I do have Dutch ancestors and uncles who stand between 6-1 and 6-5. This is a book about economics at least. I worked for some very tall people but the founder of McDonnell and John Brizendine at Douglas just are not that tall. Up it again at UTC with Chuck Swavely? Peg... See more
I do have Dutch ancestors and uncles who stand between 6-1 and 6-5. This is a book about economics at least. I worked for some very tall people but the founder of McDonnell and John Brizendine at Douglas just are not that tall. Up it again at UTC with Chuck Swavely? Peg Ford the editor of "The Aerie" was tall and she got me in the inside passage to the president''s office. Maccabie, Harry Gray''s male aide was tall wasn''t he?
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K. L. Warseck
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It''s about time we got some recognition
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2013
This book is a lighthearted celebration of being tall - something i relate to and understood completely. I would recommend it not only to anyone over 5-7 but also to the gnomes who really don''t understand why I resent petite sizes without corresponding tall sizes. They... See more
This book is a lighthearted celebration of being tall - something i relate to and understood completely. I would recommend it not only to anyone over 5-7 but also to the gnomes who really don''t understand why I resent petite sizes without corresponding tall sizes. They can always cut down clothes to fit, but we can''t magically make them longer.
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Emily
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Good gift
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
Bought as gift
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Good Rider
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Tall is a lovely condition after all !
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2014
I am a tall girl. This book changed my whole outlook. In spite of what my short friends have tried to convince me about height, this book confirmed things I have experienced and helped me know that I am not a freak. In short, short people don''t get "it".... See more
I am a tall girl. This book changed my whole outlook. In spite of what my short friends have tried to convince me about height, this book confirmed things I have experienced and helped me know that I am not a freak.
In short, short people don''t get "it". This book explains why.
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Mosun
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Very Informative
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 13, 2013
Quite informative. I very much like bits where I am sign posted to other useful ''tall friendly'' sites and do''s. Also, most of the Authors'' personal experiences in terms of being tall resonates with me, although am a few good inches shorter than her. Am 5''11 Well written....See more
Quite informative. I very much like bits where I am sign posted to other useful ''tall friendly'' sites and do''s. Also, most of the Authors'' personal experiences in terms of being tall resonates with me, although am a few good inches shorter than her. Am 5''11 Well written. Have already recommended to my Sisters who in turn have recommended to their tall friends. Bravo to you Arianne. Mosun UK
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Julie Booth
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Very interesting book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2016
Excellent read. Useful for those who are tall, and families and friends of tall people. Also interesting all those who would like to know more in relation to what it is like living with a tall stature.
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Martin L.
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not what I expected and quite boring
Reviewed in Canada on March 26, 2011
Being 6''4 I had to buy that book. It sounded catchy and the author was praised as bestseller material. After the first few pages I lost interest since I neither liked the style nor the humor and I also found it quite repetitive. There are lots of charts in the book and...See more
Being 6''4 I had to buy that book. It sounded catchy and the author was praised as bestseller material. After the first few pages I lost interest since I neither liked the style nor the humor and I also found it quite repetitive. There are lots of charts in the book and statistics but the layout reminded me on the 80s so overall a rather poorly written book with only a few pages of useful information. It''s okay to include some history and general blabla but I never found the good parts in this book.
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Jessie Towell
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Confidence-booster for tall self-conscious females
Reviewed in Canada on April 18, 2019
Phenomenal. Please buy for any tall self-conscious teenage girl or young woman in your life. The book was the first on the subject that I had ever seen or read (as Cohen herself speaks to) and I found it very confidence-boosting and encouraging as a 6''-0" young woman!
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