Tall Tales: The Great Talisman of Height

Tall Tales The Great Talisman of Height Anatomy is destiny Freud famously wrote Is that really true Since caveman times humans have had practically sacred attitudes towards height Bill Walker a globetrotter has produced a highl

  • Title: Tall Tales: The Great Talisman of Height
  • Author: BillWalker
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Anatomy is destiny, Freud famously wrote Is that really true Since caveman times, humans have had practically sacred attitudes towards height Bill Walker, a 6 11 1 2 globetrotter, has produced a highly entertaining book Tall Tales on this much underrated subject Walker ruthlessly submerges his ego to tell a ream of strange, but true, real life stories These include Anatomy is destiny, Freud famously wrote Is that really true Since caveman times, humans have had practically sacred attitudes towards height Bill Walker, a 6 11 1 2 globetrotter, has produced a highly entertaining book Tall Tales on this much underrated subject Walker ruthlessly submerges his ego to tell a ream of strange, but true, real life stories These include flunking the physical to enter the U.S Army, suffering rejection by horrified members of the opposite sex, and being treated like a wild animal escaped from the zoo in foreign countries Walker expands the discussion beyond himself to include some intriguing issues the infamous Napoleonic short man s complex And how about its inverse for tall people the ostrich complex What is one to make of the avalanche of studies that show tall people consistently make money than their shorter counterparts, and win almost every presidential election Most of history s mass murderers have been well to the short side Is this merely a coincidence A closer, revealing, look at the lives of 7 1 Wilt Chamberlain, 7 2 Kareem Abdul Jabbar, 8 11 Robert Wadlow, and 6 5 Abraham Lincoln Why short and small may well be the wave of the future.

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    1. In his book Tall Tales: The Great Talisman of Height, Bill Walker speaks about height with humor, humility, and honesty. If you are of normal height, you may never have considered what life is like at the height extremes. If that is the case, this book is an eye-opener.More than a memoir, Tall Tales is an analysis of what life is like for the people who are too tall or too short. Mr. Walker discusses the pros and cons of height and its effect on people throughout the ages. Though these anecdotes [...]

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