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Author: Frank B. Gilbreth,Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
ISBN: 1568491379
Language: English
Pages: 237 pages
Category: Professionals & Academics
Publisher: Buccaneer Books (March 1, 2005)
Rating: 4.6
Formats: azw mobi lrf doc
FB2 size: 1489 kb | EPUB size: 1802 kb | DJVU size: 1384 kb

Ernestine Moller Gilbreth, Mrs. Carey (April 5, 1908 – November 4, 2006) was an American author.

Ernestine Moller Gilbreth, Mrs. Born in New York City, Ernestine Gilbreth was the daughter of Lillian Moller Gilbreth and Frank Bunker Gilbreth, early 20th-century pioneers of time and motion study and what would now be called organizational behavior. She grew up in Montclair, New Jersey, with 11 siblings.

Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. AS A WRITER STILL in the midst of a life story of my parents, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, I am always intrigued by the contrasts in their personalities, professional speeches, and writings

Frank B. To Dad who only reared twelve children and. To Mother who reared twelve only children. AS A WRITER STILL in the midst of a life story of my parents, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, I am always intrigued by the contrasts in their personalities, professional speeches, and writings. In spite of these differences, they both liked to include anecdotes about their dozen children. This was their means of clarifying, dramatizing, and humanizing their courageous mutual fields of work, namely motion-time methodology based on creating unfailing betterment and added happiness-moments for the worker.

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey No telling when the fellow who wrote that book came over this road to check up on things. My bump of direction tells me to turn right.

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. The hilarious, heartwarming classic about America’s best-loved family. CHAPTER 1 Whistles and Shaving Bristles. Dad was a tall man with a large head, jowls, and a Herbert Hoover collar. Dad would use that same cheaper by the dozen line whenever we stopped at a tollgate or went to a movie, or bought tickets for a train or boat. Do my Irishmen come cheaper by the dozen? he'd ask the man at the toll bridge. Dad could take one look at a man and know his nationality. No telling when the fellow who wrote that book came over this road to check up on things.

The classic sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen. After Dad died, life at the Gilbreth house became more challenging to say the least. The classic American memoir of twelve kids, two parents, and a world of laughter and love.

Cheaper by the Dozen. The New York Times–bestselling classic: A hilarious memoir of two parents, twelve kids, and a life of cheerfully controlled chaos (The New York Times). Mother and Dad are world-renowned efficiency experts, helping factories fine-tune their assembly lines for maximum output. (1911–2001) served as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy during World War II, earning . (1911–2001) served as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy during World War II, earning the Bronze Star and Air Medal for his valor in the campaigns in the South Pacific. After the war, he worked for the Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, as a columnist and reporter. His books include How to Be a Father and Time Out for Happiness, and the classics Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes, both coauthored with his sister Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Dad had the lighthouses moved so that they flanked the cottage. He and Mother used one of them as an office and den. The other served as a bedroom for three of the children. He named the cottage The. Shoe, in honor of Mother, who, he said, reminded him of the old woman who lived in one. The cottage and lighthouses were situated on a flat stretch of land between the fashionable Cliff and the Bathing Beach. Besides our place, there was only one other house in the vicinity. This belonged to an artist couple named Whitney.

Cheaper by the Dozen - Frank B. Gilbreth. A truly charming and heartwarming book about the efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth, his wife, and their dozen children - written by two of the children (Frank Jr. and Ernestine). They were among the first in the scientific management field and the very first in motion study. This book was a massive best-seller back in its day.

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth valued efficiency by identifying and replicating one best way to complete a task. Fun fact: "Cheaper by the Dozen," written by Frank and his daughter Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, is based on Frank, Lillian and their 12 children. Husband and wife Frank and Lillian Gilbreth believed in regulation and consistency in the workplace. Rather than encouraging a company of many working parts, they valued efficiency above all else. See Sammi Caramela's Profile. Sammi Caramela has always loved words.

What do you get when you put 12 lively kids together with a father who believes a family can be run like a factory and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids laugh along with the Gilbreths.
Comments (7)
Skrimpak
If there's one thing that irks me (and there are many) it's that wonderful old books like this one have been dumped in the "kiddie lit" pile and are considered unsuitable for adults. Good God, must we have violence, graphic sex, and non-stop profanity in every paragragh in order for a book to be worthy of our attention?

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. 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." Feminism wasn't born in the 1960's, but had its roots in the era when women fought for the right to attend college, to be professionals, and to vote. 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.

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. I can't really imagine anyone who WOULDN'T. It's a true classic.
Direbringer
I recently had a writing assignment "How a book or movie influenced how I lived my life." I chose this book. 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." I didn't even approach Lillian Gilbreth's effective methods of child rearing, but I was inspired to be more even-tempered. 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.
terostr
As much fun as it was back in the 1960s, 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.
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.
one life
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. 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. Don’t think it occurred during the span of Belles on Their Toes but I may be wrong.

It was refreshing to read about happy childhoods and good (albeit very unusual) parents. I found it to be a lighthearted memoir.
Opilar
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.
Lli
It is the third time I have read this book over the last 30 years--what a delight. It is well written, hilarious and true. What wonderful parents to rear and sacrifice much of their lives to bring into the world 12 children, (6 daughters, 6 sons) and to rear, teach train, feed, clothe and house so many wonderful individuals.
The parents were innovative, world leaders in motion study and time-saving methods for industry and other disciplines; they were also very ingenious in the ways they trained their children in reading, math, languages, etc.; the children grew up clever, innovative clones of these two parents.
What a riot it must have been to be in that family, to observe the family as neighbors, and townsfolk.
Everyone should read this book. It will brighten their day and diminish their own problems and give courage to those parents with less than a half-dozen children at home.