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Cheaper by the Dozen (A Bantam starfire book) (original 1948; edition 1984)

by Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

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Title:Cheaper by the Dozen (A Bantam starfire book)
Authors:Frank B. Gilbreth
Other authors:Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Info:Laurel Leaf (1984), Paperback, 224 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:#25 American Industrialization & Immigration/Victorian to 1920's

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Cheaper by the Dozen by Jr. Frank B. Gilbreth (1948)

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    Life with Father / Life with Mother by Clarence Day (wisewoman)
    wisewoman: Funny family stories with a larger-than-life father, fun mother, and redheaded kids.
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    Time Out for Happiness by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. (kathleen.morrow)
    kathleen.morrow: Also by Frank Gilbreth - a slightly more serious look at the Gilbreth family - particularly at Frank Sr. and Lillie before they started their family and at Lillie's successful struggles to support the family after Frank's death.
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    Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth -- A Life Beyond "Cheaper by the Dozen" by Jane Lancaster (infiniteletters)
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    Eight Is Enough by Tom Braden (infiniteletters)

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I came across Lillian Moller Gilbreth in "brief histories of everyday objects" with her invention of food pedal trash can and many kitchen objects. She and her husband were motion study experts and apparently extremely smart people- she was a psychologist and an industrial engineer. She completed her Phd and because they denied to give her the second phd, she published the thesis as a book which then became a national bestseller. She was even an advisor to President Hoover during WW2. Impressed yet? Oh also she was a mother to 12 KIDS! This book is written by her son Frank and daughter Ernestine. I wanted to learn more about these amazing people and how did they find time for so much work and kids! I sure am lost with two kids and a full time job.

Well, I found some of the answers I was looking for and then some. This book is more focused on their dad: Frank Bunker Gilbreth who died when he was 55. He is totally opposite of what I think he would be: funny, friendly. He is almost like that goofy father of your best friend who tries to be though but can't and mom cleans up behind. Their house was filled with love, knowledge and fun. I felt sorry for my kids after I finish reading the book. ( )
  soontobefree | May 1, 2017 |
tales of growing up in a large, loving family. Americana at its finest. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
a hilarious semi-biography of a family with 12 children. Back in the 19'teens or so. Really made me laugh. A good read out loud to the family" kind of book." ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
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To Dad, who only reared twelve children and To Mother, who reared twelve only children.
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Dad was a tall man, with a large head, jowls, and a Herbert Hoover collar.
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Written by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and his sister Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.
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No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan. First, there are a dozen red-haired, freckle-faced kids to contend with. Then there's Dad, a famous efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory. And there's Mother, his partner in everything except discipline. How they all survive such escapades as forgetting Frank, Jr., in a roadside restaurant or going on a first date with Dad in the backseat or having their tonsils removed en masse will keep you in stitches. You can be sure they're not only cheaper, they're funnier by the dozen.

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"The classic story of an oversized family and the parents who held them together"--P. [4] of cover.

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