The Tall Book by Arianne Cohen
A Celebration of Life from on High

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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.

About Arianne Cohen

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Arianne Cohen is a writer for New York and Marie Claire magazines. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, O, Real Simple, Redbook, Health,, and the New York Times Magazine. A 2003 graduate of Harvard University, she is also the author of Help, It’s Broken!: A Fix-It Bible for the Repair-Impaired and the coeditor of the essay book Confessions of a Word Nerd. She previously used her 6'3" frame as a nationallevel swimmer, and now lives the tall life in New York City with her 7'2" partner, whom she met researching this book. They are perhaps the country’s tallest couple
Published July 1, 2009 by Bloomsbury USA. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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She writes sympathetically about an anti­discrimination lawsuit filed by the Tall Club of Silicon Valley demanding that anyone who self-­identifies as 6-foot-2 or taller — in other words, roughly half the male population of online dating sites — be allowed roomier seats on airplanes.

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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 airpla...

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Cohen, a Harvard graduate, culled research and spoke with experts and other tall people to find out if "talls" really are different — such as whether they make more money than their shorter counterparts, have higher IQs or have an advantage in dating.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Part investigation and part personal story, The Tall Book follows Arianne as she circles the globe, meeting the tallest people in the world, questioning them on how to raise a well-adjusted tall kid, and yes, becoming one half of America’s tallest couple.Lively, witty, and er...

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