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Against Tall Odds: Being a David in a Goliath World

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  39 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Anyone who watched part three in the Star Wars movie trilogy, Return of the Jedi, saw Matt Roloff. His handicap helped land him a part as one of the diminutive, furry Ewoks. In Matt's biography Against Tall Odds, readers view a world of fast-walking giants, where common obstacles for most are mountains for little people, and stares from strangers are the norm. Through pers ...more
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published July 7th 1999 by Multnomah
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Gale
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-have-this
An inspiring story of facing huge challenges, overcoming them and living fully and cheerfully in spite of hardships. Well done, Matt!
Kimberly
Sep 24, 2008 rated it liked it
It was just interesting to hear about another little person's life.
AF
Aug 29, 2007 rated it really liked it
Wonderful for fans of the Roloffs. Very nice, light, easy read (bathroom book?).
Kirsten
Mar 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: bios-and-memoirs
I remember watching "Little People Big World" on TLC a few years back and recently I just relived the whole series through generosity of the surrounding libraries. I like the fact that the Roloff's are sugar coating anything, they have enough on their plates without having to worry about spit shining their life to be the All American Family, instead they showed the world just who they were and I have to give them snaps about that.

Matt's book was interesting and quick. I enjoyed hearing about his
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Cindy
Mar 29, 2010 rated it it was ok
It was a pretty boring book and once I realized it's the same family I've seen talking rudely to each other on their TV show, I lost interest and respect. The only thing that kept me going is that we have a family member who is also a little person. Seems to me her story would be more exciting than this one, though :)
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