Tall Book: A Celebration of Life on High by Arianne Cohen.
Tall people: Smart. Wealthy. Successful. U.S. Presidents, Oscar Winners, NBA players, CEOs.
Scrunched into airplane seats. Unable to find good clothes. Why?
In this, the first book of its kind, Arianne Cohen?all 6?3" of her?takes us on a tour of the tall world, traveling from endocrinologists? offices to the annual European Tall Club Convention to unlock the mysteries at the center of talldom: why do tall people succeed professionally, financially and intellectually far more than others? Why are tall men the most successful dating and mating group on earth, while tall women have low birth rates? And who the hell is behind those airplane seats?
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 erudite, The Tall Book is a must-read for the tall, the not-so-tall?or anyone searching for the secrets of living the high life.
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, Nerve.com, 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