From Eva Longoria and Christina Aguilera who stand proudly at 5’2” (even in sky-high heels) to Mary-Kate Olsen andDolly Parton whose height barely reaches 5’0” – if celebrities can embrace their height, so should we! As the 4’11”Kristin Chenoweth once said, “Life’s too short, I’m not.”
Inspired from Becky Murphy’s successful blog series of the same name, I’D RATHER BE SHORT (a Plume original | on sale October 29, 2013 | $14 |) is a love letter to ‘shorties’ everywhere featuring the top 100 reasons why it’s great to be small in this charming and quirky illustrated book. Each illustration is an empowering, ego-boosting nod to those who often get the short end of the stick. I’D RATHER BE SHORT showcases unique advantages of being tiny including:
- · You can sleep like a queen in a twin-sized bed
- · You can’t outgrow tree houses
- · Skirts can be dresses; dresses can be skirts
- · You’re amazing at the limbo
- · You’re less likely to smell people’s bad breath
…Plus many more amusements for the awesomely petite!
With beautifully whimsical four-color illustrations, I’D RATHER BE SHORT will be the perfect little gift, not just for the short and proud, but for those who need a little lesson in self-acceptance. Actress Kristen Bell says about the book: “5’1 is the new 6’2, and Becky’s book proves it.”
A ‘short’ book with a big heart!