Inkwell: Authors and Artists
John Schwartz (jswatz) Sun 18 Jul 10 20:18
I had always hoped that parents would read it before giving it to their kids -- I wanted them to get the message that being short is okay, since their worries affect their kids. And I wanted to deliver a second opinion on hormone treatments. Parents, of course, feel comfortable getting in touch. So it's all good, but I'd like to know what the younger readers think.
Lisa Harris (lrph) Thu 22 Jul 10 05:31
John, David and everyone thank you all so much for a lively discussion. As happens every two weeks, we will now be turning our attention to a new book and author. Please feel free to continue on here as long as you'd like.
John Schwartz (jswatz) Thu 22 Jul 10 08:39
You're leaving me? But I'll be lonely!
Lisa Harris (lrph) Thu 22 Jul 10 08:45
I never leave. Others do.
John Schwartz (jswatz) Thu 22 Jul 10 08:59
It's dark. I'm frightened.
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 22 Jul 10 12:02
How about a reassuring link to the cool Q&A on Amazon? http://www.amazon.com/Short-Walking-Tall-When-Youre/dp/159643323X Thanks, John!
John Schwartz (jswatz) Thu 22 Jul 10 18:05
thanks, guys! if you liked the book, please think about heading over to Amazon to give it a review--there are only three, and one's from my Mom...
Linda Castellani (castle) Thu 22 Jul 10 19:47
I've really enjoyed this discussion, John!
person of crevice (obizuth) Mon 26 Jul 10 12:20
David Albert (aslan) Tue 27 Jul 10 07:04
Same here. Sorry I was out of town for the last week or so of it. While out of town, I picked up a copy of "Science Digest" from May 1944 at a used bookstore. What should be on the inside front cover but a story headlined "New Hope for Short People"! It was a capsule summary of an article from Science about the "isolation of the growth-stimulating hormone from the pituitary gland". Despite the headline, the story did not get into details about who might "benefit" from this discovery.
John Schwartz (jswatz) Tue 27 Jul 10 10:05
new hope! I would love to get a photocopy or scan of that.
David Albert (aslan) Tue 27 Jul 10 11:55
Email and attachment sent.
John Schwartz (jswatz) Tue 27 Jul 10 15:10
Lisa Harris (lrph) Wed 28 Jul 10 11:36
John , I'm still waiting to get feedback from my friend's kid. The summer is keeping her busy.
John Schwartz (jswatz) Thu 29 Jul 10 18:03
she should take her time!
Lisa Harris (lrph) Tue 17 Aug 10 17:05
A brilliant review of "Short: Walking Tall When You're Not Tall At All" penned by our very own <obizuth> is here: <http://www.tabletmag.com/life-and-religion/42435/short-and-sweet/>
David Gans (tnf) Tue 17 Aug 10 17:31
That's a great piece.
John Schwartz (jswatz) Tue 17 Aug 10 19:51
It is a truly wonderful essay/review/interview thingamabob. It thrilled me!
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