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Crowell Co. This is the story of a family a big one and of the two fascinating, unusual people who created it. It's also a look at the early years of the 20th century and how they changed life for all time. We think of it as a lazy, nostalgic time when people were rooted in tradition. In reality, it was a time of rapid change when Americans were excited about the future and their growing importance in the world.

Industries were waking up to new ways of doing things that increased productivity. Increased productivity meant lower costs, which meant that the average citizen could enjoy products like automobiles that had been rich men's toys only a few years before. It was a time of prosperity and optimism. Efficiency engineers Frank and Lillian Gilbreth were at the forefront of this movement.

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Like all engineers, they tended to run their home by the same principles that guided their profession. As their oldest daughter points out in her humorous-but-incisive introduction, a great deal of regimentation is absolutely necessary in a large family or chaos reigns. Not that there wasn't plenty of chaos anyway, and most of it is hilarious.

Lillian Gilbreth was of the generation called the "New Woman. With her proud husband supporting her, this gentle but strong woman took her place in a profession that is still largely male-dominated. And she raised a houseful of children while she was doing it! It's also the story of a successful marriage which tragically ended too soon.

I love the contrast between the bombastic self-made man and the quiet girl from the wealthy California family. Each brought strengths into the partnership and they respected and supported each other both personally and professionally.

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Yes, this is a book that would not raise a blush on the cheek of a modest young lady and good luck finding one! But it's also a down-to-earth account of family life in an era when there were no "experts" telling people how to raise their children. The story of two very different people and how they loved and taught their large brood is not just entertaining, but educational.

I loved this book as a child and I enjoyed reading it again. It's a true classic. I recently had a writing assignment "How a book or movie influenced how I lived my life.

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Granted, in no way did I want twelve children, but I was inspired to live life more efficiently, trying to find "The Best Way to Do Things. Her ideas of "What is the best use of my time" inspired me to return to college and I thank her for that. Even if you don' read the book I recommend checking Lillian Gilbreth out on Wikipedia and be in awe, as I was, of her achievements. As much fun as it was back in the s, with the inventor parents teaching their children everything from ergonomics the parents' speciality and morse code and astronomy, and the twelve children providing chaos and wreckage and high spirits.

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But my goodness, couldn't the publishers of the Kindle version have paid someone a few quid to proofread a book that is obviously the product of optical character recognition? A couple of days' work would have made this perfect. The grammatical howlers and misspellings caused by the technology used, and the lack of a quick proofing, really take from the edition.

Sandykayak Top Contributor: It's a good sign when you finish a book and are left wanting to know what happens next. Fortunately they do mention the sequel: Belles on their Toes. I just wished I's been able to see the photos first. Suggest others do that. They are at the back of the kindle book. My daughter has 4 boys and it seems like so many says the mother of two-a boy and a girl , so a house with 12 kids is completely out of my realm of comprehension.

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That said, I found the book highly readable. With careers in time and motion studies the parents especially the father were characters.

I learned afterward that Mary died of diphtheria I think at a very young age so there were 11 but they wanted the keep the book lighthearted. It was refreshing to read about happy childhoods and good albeit very unusual parents. I found it to be a lighthearted memoir. The first time I read Cheaper by the Dozen, I was in about sixth grade--and the eldest of five sisters.

The stories of life in a large family were familiar and fun.

Fifty-some-odd years later, they still are. What a joy to read for the fourth or fifth time a book about a functional family! And in language that is appropriate for all ages. Not mentioned in the text is the fact that Lillian Gilbreth went on to be a well-regarded expert in the field of efficiency studies, and invented several work-saving devices now taken for granted such as the pedal trash can.

I encourage the reader to spend time with the Gilbreths, and to enjoy their delightful family life.

The "progressive" parenting and lifestyle of the parents, the hilarious trials and tribulations of the children, and the many adventures through these very interesting decades provide an engrossing and endearing read. Download ebook for print-disabled. Check Other Editions.

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