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Publisher Comments:

What do you get when you mix a blunt-talking, famous efficiency-expert father and a brilliant, compassionate psychologist mother with twelve rambunctious offspring of various sizes? You get one of America's all-time best- loved memoirs! The hilarious story of growing up Gilbreth has already delighted generations of readers — and it remains as joyous and exuberant as ever. Laugh along with the adventures of the large, irrepressible family unit that redefined the term — and proved the old adage, the more the merrier ... and scarier!

Synopsis:

“ Always entertaining, occasionally hilarious, occasionally touching....Sound Americana.”

About the Author

Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. was born in 1911 in Plainfield, New Jersey, and graduated from the University of Michigan. He became a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received a Bronze Star and Air Medal. In 1947, he joined the staff of what is now the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. A columnist and reporter, he authored and coauthored several books, including Belles on Their Toes (with Ernestine Gilbreth Carey), How to Be a Father, and Time Out for Happiness. In 1950, he was corecipient (with his sister) of the French International Humor Award for Cheaper by the Dozen. He died in 2001.

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey was born in 1908 in New York City and graduated as an English major from Smith College. In 1930, soon after graduation, she began fourteen years of New York City department store buying and management. Meanwhile, she married and had two children. A writer and lecturer, she has authored and coauthored seven books, including Belles on Their Toes (with Frank Gilbreth Jr.), Jumping jupiter, Rings Around Us, and Giddy Moment. In 1950 she was corecipient (with her brother) of the French International Humor Award for Cheaper by the Dozen. She lives in Reedley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060594336
Author:
Gilbreth, Frank B
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
Gilbreth, Frank B., Jr.
Author:
Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth
Author:
by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Location:
New York
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Topic - Family
Subject:
Industrial engineers.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker
Subject:
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller
Subject:
Topic - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
20031125
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.78x4.26x.79 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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