Cheaper by the Dozen

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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. Finally 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 parents of Frank and Ernestine make an interesting couple. She is a psychologist and he is a motion study engineer. Together, they work to make processes more efficient for various business and by ... Read full review

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Cheaper by the Dozen is a tongue in cheek memoir by Frank Gilbreth Junior and his sister Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. These siblings were just two of the twelve children that their parents raised. Frank ... Read full review

Contents

Whistles and Shaving Bristles
1
Pierce Arrow
7
Orphans in Uniform
13
Visiting Mrs Murphy
22
Mister Chairman
28
Touch System
37
Skipping Through School
52
Kissing Kin
65
Nantucket
99
The Rena
114
Have You Seen the Latest Model?
119
Flash Powder and Funerals
136
Gilbreths and Company
146
Over the Hill
164
Four Wheels No Brakes
172
Motorcycle Mac
189

Chinese Cooking
76
Motion Study Tonsils
84
The Party Who Called You
202
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About the author (2005)

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.

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