“How Tall Are You?”

The Pros and Cons of Exceptional Height


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About the Book

Most people believe that being extremely tall would be fantastic. It isn’t. It has its advantages, but it also has nearly as many disadvantages. It can be useful in basketball, business, and politics, and when friends are trying to find you in a crowded place. However. it’s also inconvenient, expensive, sometimes harmful to one’s health, and a little tedious to be bombarded almost daily with questions about how the weather is up there. In this book, the author takes a lighthearted look at the various aspects of extreme height, and those affected by it, from the perspective of someone who has spent the majority of his life towering above the crowd.

About the Author(s)

Don Doxsie lives in Davenport, Iowa, and is retired following an award-winning, 49-year career as a sportswriter.

Bibliographic Details

Don Doxsie
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 227
Bibliographic Info: 12 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9204-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4950-4
Imprint: Toplight

Table of Contents

Preface 1
1. You’re Not Here for the Convention, Are You? 3
2. Are We Still Growing? 11
3. It’s Tough to Grow Up as a Tall Guy 22
4. It’s Tougher to Be a Tall Girl 31
5. So, Where Do I Put My Legs? 46
6. What Am I Supposed to Wear? 57
7. You Must Play Basketball, Right? 65
8. It Doesn’t Help in All Sports 81
9. No One Roots for Goliath 94
10. We’re Smarter … Just Ask Us 104
11. We May Not Be Quite as Healthy 111
12. We Make Good Leaders 121
13. It Helps in the Business World, Too 133
14. Our Military Options Are Limited 142
15. There’s Not Much Bigness in Show Business 150
16. It’s Possible to Be Too Tall 162
17. We Can Do Just About Anything 175
18. All in All, I’d Rather Be Tall 186
Bibliography 195
Index 207