Posted May 27th, 2010 @ 1:43 pm PST
I have finally joined the Twitter revolution! Twitter tells me that I'm supposed to invite followers. "Follow" seems rather passive, but I would love for you to JOIN me, @ArianneCohen!
Especially all you Brazilians, who I hear just saw my Martha Stewart Show episode, and have been keeping Long Tall Sally busy! Now all the Portuguese spam I've been getting makes sense...
MAYLadies (and Gentlemen, sorta)....
Posted May 11th, 2010 @ 11:42 am PST
The U.S. now has a tall store! With clothing! For tall women!
Long Tall Sally opened in the Mall of America in Minnesota on Sunday. And the tall women of America rejoiced, in the knowledge that they are no longer threatened with unwanted nudity....
MAYJetBlue Stands Tall
Posted May 9th, 2010 @ 12:00 am PST
As you know, I find it problematic when airlines only agree not to stuff you into too-small seats if you pay an additional $40-100 fee. This is insane. Thus, I was thrilled to do some work a few months back with an airline that actually gives ample economy legroom for everyone. Even tall everyones.
Here is JetBlue's new website, where you can see me chatting with myself about the wonders of legroom and comfort, and here is a New York Times article.
p.s.: I think I'm setting a new record for professional photos taken of me touching my toes. It's like a specialty niche.
APRThe UK Does Tall Right: National Stand Tall Week
Posted April 14th, 2010 @ 12:00 am PST
It's National Stand Tall Week over here in Britain, and I'm here working with Long Tall Sally on their fantastic campaign to spread the word about all the wonders of the tall life: Mainly, that tall Brits make roughly $800 more per inch per year, according to a survey they did last month.
I'm having a blast: I spoke at two store events this week, ostensibly signing books but mostly spending much of the time in the dressing rooms, which were like a party. I also did a set of morning radio interviews with the lovely Lisa Butcher, 6'0", who designs a line of clothing. When all was said and done, the UK was treated to eleven hours of our chatting! How about l save you 10 hours and 59 minutes. A few fashion tips I picked up from Lisa:
-avoid tops and dresses with a waistline. The waist can't be in the wrong place if there isn't one! Instead, stick to empire waists, or tops with vertical waist seams, not horizontal.
-make sure jeans pockets are centered Jeans pockets belong in the middle of your rear. Not the bottom. (If you're confused, consult a store mannequin.) Low pockets mean you're likely to have half your rear fall out when you bend over, another tall trauma that I thought everyone shared, but it's actually a problem of ill-fitting pants.
MARLivewire Radio Night
Posted March 26th, 2010 @ 12:00 am PST
I had possibly my most fun tall appearance yet last night on Livewire Radio, a fantastic Portland radio theater show that puts together two fun-filled hours of musical, literary and comic geniuses, and blows me away every time I attend as an audience member. My six month campaign to get on the show paid off, and I had a blast getting up on stage and telling the audience some of my favorite tall yarns.
You can hear it all here.
MARFrom the Tall Book Inbox
Posted March 10th, 2010 @ 12:00 pm PST
John Kenneth Galbraith finds himself standing in an elevator next to Charles DeGaulle (both of them in the 6'6" range).
"Good to be tall, isn't it?" Galbraith remarks.
"Yes," says DeGaulle, "and we must be merciless to the little ones."
FEBMartha Stewart All-Tall Show Link!
Posted February 22nd, 2010 @ 11:24 am PST
You can watch the whole show by clicking here.
FEBMartha Stewart all-Tall Show Airing TOMORROW
Posted February 17th, 2010 @ 9:56 pm PST
Thank you to the 150 amazing tall folks who valiantly braved an arctic storm last week to make the Martha Stewart Show's Tall Show amazing!
The show is airing tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th. Local listing times can be found here.
Average guest height: 6'2"
Average audience height: 6'5.5"
Height of cake created by guest chef: 10.5'
Heights of happiness tall viewers will experience watching the show: mountainous
FEBBehind the Scenes at the Martha Stewart all-Tall Show!
Posted February 12th, 2010 @ 10:51 pm PST
The Martha Stewart all-Tall Show recording just happened, and it was 52 minutes of unbridled tallness. Tall heaven, people: tall audience, tall guests, tall everything. Unfortunately, I signed my life away and can't tell you all about it yet. However, I can tell you about the 30 minutes before the show:
I was sitting backstage in the makeup room rereading my own book (yes, I do that), when in ran the little creature you see at right. Genghis. Genghis is the cutest animal that has ever lived. So I immediately hit the floor to coo at him and offer to subtly remove him from The Martha Stewart Show. And suddenly I see a foot in front of my nose. I look up, and there's Martha Stewart, sternly looking down at us. Genghis is apparently not supposed to be roaming the makeup room. I was so startled that I didn't introduce myself. I just mumbled something like, "I like your dog."
Ten minutes later, Martha turned out to be absolutely lovely. Now, often talk shows shoot multiple episodes on one day, so it is not unusual to be hurried back to the green room by an assistant and then pleasantly abandoned, only to meet the host on live national television. This is not the case at The Martha Stewart Show. You might as well be in Martha's living room. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, there's a producer nearby to help. Martha's easily accessible, with her office right in the middle of all the makeup and green rooms. And one particularly lovely producer, Lenore, hung out with the guests until we left, a good hour after we were done shooting. The same courtesy is extended to the audience--after the show, Martha takes the time to answer questions from the audience. It's the most polite ship I have ever encountered.
And yes, needless to say, the Tall Show will be amazing! Details on air dates and times as soon as I know 'em.
FEBJabeBabe Now Available
Posted February 1st, 2010 @ 11:20 pm PST
I've gotten a few emails from book readers asking where they can see JabeBabe: A Heightened Life, the fantastic film about a 6'2" woman that I gush about in the book.
The fabulous Janet Merewether 6'0", the Aussie filmmaker responsible for the film, just let me know that her film is finally available for order worldwide. It's a bit steep internationally ($44), but that's still less than movie night popcorn for three...
Or, you can always catch it digitally through Amazon.com, here.
JANRaise Your Kitchen Counter in 4 Seconds
Posted January 16th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm PST
Kitchen counters? Problematically short. (They should start at about your elbow crease. Not wrist.) Enter these genius 2-18" chopping blocks-on-legs, which you can simply stick on top of your counter for easy cutting and prepping. Smart.
JANTall Girls: The Movie!
Posted January 16th, 2010 @ 1:01 pm PST
Fellow tall lady and genius film director Edda Baumann von Broen, 6'3", has put her two talents together to create "Tall Girls", a wonderful documentary all about tall female life. And, hint hint, you may recognize a certain someone in the film. Edda just finished the film and is hitting the film festival circuit; in the meantime, here's a preview.
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