The Height of Trouble

Question:  What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?

Michael Kupperman:  Well, when I was younger, we lived in England, and then we moved back here and I had an accent for several years that wasn't the best.  But as far as, I think the biggest obstacle I have to overcome is being tall.  It makes you very visible and you have to compensate a lot for that.

Recorded on December 19, 2009

Kupperman’s unusual height made him conspicuous to the point of discomfort.

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