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How Height Affects the Health, Happiness, and Success of Boys--and the Men They Become
Author: Stephen S. Hall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Social Science
A distiguished journalist and author of Merchants of Immortality explores the issue of male body image as he examines the influence of height on male social status, psychology, relationships, and professional success and reflects on why one person's small stature leads to low status while another develops a resilience that will enrich his later life.