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The Resource Size matters : how height affects the health, happiness, and success of boys--and the men they become, Stephen S. Hall

Size matters : how height affects the health, happiness, and success of boys--and the men they become, Stephen S. Hall

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Size matters : how height affects the health, happiness, and success of boys--and the men they become
Title
Size matters
Title remainder
how height affects the health, happiness, and success of boys--and the men they become
Statement of responsibility
Stephen S. Hall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With a bracing mix of fresh research, incisive reportage, and personal candor, Size Matters uncovers the causes and effects of society®s bias against shortness and reveals how short people can and do thrive in spite of this insidious bigotry. Drawing on his own childhood experience (he was shorter than 99 percent of boys his age) and extensive investigation and interviews, Stephen Hall explores the fraught phenomenon of bullying and charts its lifelong consequences. He seeks out the factors determining that one person®s small stature will lead to low status while another short person develops resilience that will enrich his later life. Hall pinpoints the forces that create and cash in on our anxieties about size, from superhero action figures to drug companies that sell a hormone that increases children®s height (at a cost of up to 40,000 dollars a year). He visits families agonizing over whether to make that huge investment. He hangs out with teenagers who will do whatever it takes to grow taller, and he uncovers the sources of the intense pressure they feel. He even tracks down the kid he once bullied in grammar school, who was, of course, the only one shorter than he. Along the way, Hall builds a persuasive case against societal attitudes that make size (or any difference) matter and argues forcefully for the advantages of being short. Size Matters will raise the consciousness-and the spirits-of any short male and anyone who cares about him
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Stephen S
Dewey number
612.6
Index
index present
LC call number
QP84
LC item number
.H35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stature, Short
  • Stature, Short
  • Human growth
  • Body image in men
  • Body image
  • Puberty
Label
Size matters : how height affects the health, happiness, and success of boys--and the men they become, Stephen S. Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-373) and index
Contents
"Chunky" -- "Longitude" and "pondus absolutum" -- A brief interruption for a bicycle accident -- The invention of childhood -- The bully inside me -- Runts, sneaks, and dominators -- "To grow hairy" -- Belittled -- The Prussian curse -- Timing is everything -- "Man in his perfection" -- The emperor's new medicine cabinet -- College and beyond -- The tallest people on earth -- Final height
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 388 p.
Isbn
9780618470402
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007304
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618470402
  • (OCoLC)64510711
Label
Size matters : how height affects the health, happiness, and success of boys--and the men they become, Stephen S. Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-373) and index
Contents
"Chunky" -- "Longitude" and "pondus absolutum" -- A brief interruption for a bicycle accident -- The invention of childhood -- The bully inside me -- Runts, sneaks, and dominators -- "To grow hairy" -- Belittled -- The Prussian curse -- Timing is everything -- "Man in his perfection" -- The emperor's new medicine cabinet -- College and beyond -- The tallest people on earth -- Final height
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 388 p.
Isbn
9780618470402
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007304
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618470402
  • (OCoLC)64510711

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