The cynical reaction to this book would be to dismiss it as the product of an inferiority complex – the author compensating for his own height by writing a book about how it is, after all, OK to be short. As much as I didn’t want it to be, the cynical reaction is unfortunately the one I had. The book is part autobiography, part popular science, and part popular psychology. Tall people don’t get much attention, except in the course of sections on bullying, tall privilege, and Frederick the Great’s tall-soldier fetish. We’re people too, man, and we didn’t elect to be this way.