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Book Title: Four Feet Tall and Rising: A Memoir|
The author of the book: Shorty Rossi
Date of issue: January 10th 2012
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 26.59 MB
Edition: Crown Archetype
Read full description of the books Four Feet Tall and Rising: A Memoir:Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi, the tough-talking, fedora-wearing star of Animal Planet’s hit show Pit Boss, may stand only four feet tall but that hasn’t stopped him from living large, becoming a successful businessman and an outspoken advocate for pit bulls, the most misunderstood breed of dog in the world.
A third generation dwarf, ex-gang member, and ex-con, Shorty knows what it’s like to be misunderstood and in this candid memoir, he shares his personal story for the first time. No one expected Shorty to live let alone succeed, and yet he has, overcoming every challenge, from an abusive home to the violent streets and gangs of South Central LA, to the notorious cell blocks of Folsom Prison where he was imprisoned for attempted murder.
After 10 years, 10 months, and 10 days behind bars, Shorty gained his freedom and the chance to put his entrepreneurial and negotiation skills to the test. He cut the ribbon on his own business, Shortywood, with three goals: to turn his life around, act as a talent agent for little people and establish and fund charities that advocate for, rescue and place abandoned or abused pit bulls into safe homes. In the process, he became a reality-TV star. Now, with Hercules, his rescued pit bull and newly trained service dog by his side, Shorty continues to save pits from the basements and backyards of breeders and abusers while taking on new and even bigger challenges. And nothing is gonna stand in his way.
Shorty Rossi is four feet tall—and rising.
Read information about the authorLuigi Francis Shorty Rossi is a pit bull activist, owner of Shortywood Productions, star of Animal Planet's Pit Boss, and a third-generation dwarf.
In 1987, Rossi was involved in a gang-related shooting and convicted of felonies including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. He was sent to the California Youth Authority and was later transferred to Folsom State Prison to serve a total sentence of 10 years, 10 months and 10 days.
Determined to start anew, Rossi began working in the entertainment industry, filming many television shows and movies, including The Grinch and The Kid. In 2000, Rossi founded a company, Shortywood Productions, to provide little people entertainers for all types of events.
Since owning his first pit bull terrier at the age of 14, Rossi has championed the breed, which he credits with getting him through some of the roughest times in his life. This led him to form Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue, a nonprofit that rescues, rehabilitates, and restores this often abused breed into loving homes. It also focuses on raising awareness of breed-specific legislation and educating the community. It caught the attention of cable TV network Animal Planet, leading to its continuing series "Pit Boss".
Rossi currently lives in Venice, California, with his five pit bulls, two of which are registered service animals.
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