I'd Rather Be Short

I'd Rather Be Short : 100 Reasons Why It's Great to Be Small

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"5'1 is the new 6'2, and Becky's book proves it." Kristen Bell
Leggy supermodels and pro basketball players be warned: being tall doesn t mean you re always a step up in life
Graphic designer Becky Murphy is five-foot-nothing and proud to be petite. Sure, sometimes being diminutive gets you the short end of the stick, but there are also plenty of unique advantages to being under 5 4 and Murphy has compiled the 100 best reasons in the delightfully whimsical I d Rather Be Short. Illustrated in a charming, quirky style, I d Rather Be Short highlights the benefits of being petite, from the sensible to the absurd, including:
. You get the best of both worlds: kids meals and cocktail parties
. You re never expected to help your friends move
. Concertgoers usually won t hassle you when you shimmy up to the front
. You re less likely to get struck by lightning
. Skirts can be dresses; dresses can be skirts
. You re just the way you should be
Witty and heartwarming, I d Rather Be Short is a celebration of self-acceptance and an instant ego boost to pint-sized ladies everywhere."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 150 x 150 x 8mm | 100g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4-color illustrations throughout
  • 0142196983
  • 9780142196984
  • 223,024

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"5'1 is the new 6'2, and Becky's book proves it." Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Frozen "Charming." Parade "Pretty empowering... pretty adorable, too." Refinery29"
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About Becky Murphy

Becky Murphy is a graphic designer, illustrator, and writer. She lives in Austin, Texas, and is 5'0".
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Review Text

"5'1 is the new 6'2, and Becky's book proves it."- Kristen Bell , Veronica Mars , Forgetting Sarah Marshall , and Frozen

"Charming."- Parade

"Pretty empowering... pretty adorable, too."- Refinery29
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124 ratings
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4 26% (32)
3 12% (15)
2 4% (5)
1 2% (2)
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