By Arianne Cohen


Tall humans: clever. prosperous. profitable. U.S. Presidents, Oscar Winners, NBA avid gamers, CEOs.

Scrunched into plane seats. not able to discover stable outfits. Why?

In this, the 1st publication of its sort, Arianne Cohen―all 6'3" of her―takes us on a travel of the tall global, touring from endocrinologists' places of work to the yearly ecu Tall membership conference to unencumber the mysteries on the middle of talldom: why do tall humans be successful professionally, financially and intellectually way over others? Why are tall males the main profitable courting and mating crew in the world, whereas tall ladies have low beginning premiums? And who the hell is in the back of these plane seats?

Part research and half own tale, The Tall Book follows Arianne as she circles the globe, assembly the tallest humans on this planet, wondering them on tips to bring up a well-adjusted tall child, and definite, changing into one 1/2 America's tallest couple.

Lively, witty, and erudite, The Tall Book is a must-read for the tall, the not-so-tall―or someone looking for the secrets and techniques of residing the excessive life.

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