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Author Cohen, Arianne.

Title The tall book : a celebration of life from on high / Arianne Cohen ; illustrations by Myra Fourley.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  612.6 C    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description viii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-243).
Contents Part I: tall context. A primer on the tall life: smarter, richer, longer, and better -- Tall people around the world -- The birth of tall people: a history -- Part II: the tall life. The secret life of the world's tallest: a look in the stretch mirror -- A brief interruption for a tall people convention -- Growing up tall: you and your growth chart -- Sports: long limbs, big paychecks -- On the job, counting greenbacks -- A word on the costs of height -- Part III: tall science. Genes, hormones, and luck: why you are tall -- Tall health: why does everyone think we're going to die? -- Tall treatments: sixty years of height-reduction pills -- Part IV: tall quandaries, explained. In a box of one: tall psychology -- Into the bedroom: where tall folk produce more tall folk -- The tall fetish -- Retail therapy: buying off the rack and other pipe dreams -- The fitting manifesto.
Subject Stature, Tall -- Psychological aspects.
Stature, Tall -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9781596913080
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