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

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Being short can be frustrating when struggling to reach the top shelf or shopping for clothes, but it has its perks too. This little book will make us little people smile, laugh, and cheer for being short.

— From I'd Rather Be Short by Becky Murphy


"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.

About the Author

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

Praise For…

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

"Charming." –Parade

"Pretty empowering...pretty adorable, too." –Refinery29

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142196984
ISBN-10: 0142196983
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: October 29th, 2013
Pages: 112
Language: English