This pillow is more the size of a king size pillow and not a body pillow. I am 5'6" and I cannot hug the pillow and have it in between my legs too. It is also not as fluffy as I was hoping and deflates in the area you are holding onto it. I'd recommend looking elsewhere.
This is the third one of these I've purchased, the last still being shipped. They are an excellent comfort on my beds and couches. I am very satisfied with them for the length of time I've had them which is about three months, for the fist two. The 3rd as stated is on it's way. They are down and a very fine purchase.