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Short Book: Tall Stories, Freakish Facts, and the Long and Short of Being Small in a Great Big World.

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Long on laughs and never short on anecdotes, facts, and lore, The Short Book is the last word on all things small—and the perfect stocking-stuffer for diminutive friends and loved ones.

Short people everywhere, stand up and be counted! Oh...you ARE standing up? Then this funny, information-packed little book is for you!

Eighty percent of people in the world consider themse
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 17th 2007 by Black Dog & Leventhal
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Cheryl
Mar 18, 2009 Cheryl rated it did not like it
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This book is mildly amusing and the "facts" were interesting. I actually bought it for my daughter who is only 5 feet tall (or short). On page 115, Mr. Kanin writes about Charles Manson; he states that "legend has it that his prostitute mother sold him for a pitcher of beer." He continues to use the "pitcher of beer" to excess assuming if it was funny to begin with, why drop it now?

From the book: "On August 6, 1969, he ordered some of his cult followers to kill whoever was in the former house o
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Shawn
Jan 10, 2012 Shawn rated it liked it
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Short read. Whimsical book by Kanin.
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