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

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

by Becky Murphy


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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142196984
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 995,412
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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

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"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

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I'd Rather Be Short: 100 Reasons Why It's Great to Be Small 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Killer book that celebrates what others tease. Completely takes the power from tall people, it IS better to be short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you, Becky Murphy, for making my Christmas shopping so easy this year!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so clever! It's a great one to have out on the coffee table or give as a gift to a short sister or friend. I loved reading it more than once and finding little jokes or references in the illustrations. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I may be 6' tall, but anyone can appreciate the humor, creativity, and fabulous illustrations of author Becky Murphy. This is definitely going in the christmas stockings of all my short friends (and my 5'3" mother's stocking).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is marvelous! With the creative illustrations and wittiness, you'll find yourself relating to all of these 'small' perks of being diminutive. I can totally relate to all of these reasons, I even tried out "skits can be dresses".  I'd Rather Be Short even had my 6'0 friend wishing to be small. This is the perfect Christmas/Thanksgiving/birthday/New Years/Valentine's Day gift, or simply by surprise just because you love them. This book is lovely, and definitely worth the buy! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago