Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth
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The classic American memoir of twelve kids, two parents, and a world of laughter and love
Translated into more than fifty languages and adapted into two classic motion pictures, Cheaper by the Dozen is the unforgettable story of the Gilbreth clan as told by two of its members. In this endearing, amusing memoir, siblings Frank Jr. and Ernestine capture the hilarity and heart of growing up in an oversized family.
Mother and Dad are world-renowned efficiency experts, helping factories fine-tune their assembly lines for maximum output at minimum cost. At home, the Gilbreths themselves have cranked out twelve kids, and Dad is out to prove that efficiency principles can apply to family as well as the workplace. The heartwarming and comic stories of the jumbo-sized Gilbreth clan have delighted generations of readers, and will keep you and yours laughing for years.
This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the authors’ estates.

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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.
Published November 5, 2013 by Open Road Media. 292 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Parenting & Relationships, Romance, Horror. Non-fiction

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Cheaper by the Dozen, which is set in the 1920s and based on a true story, offers a rosy look at parenting a very large family, but surprises at the end when one of the principal characters di...

Jun 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Cheaper by the Dozen (Perenni...

They’re very dedicated.” Leo Babcock plays the family patriarch in DSP’s production of “Cheaper,” while Karen Wickersham plays Mrs. Gilbreth, and Kim Elliott plays the eldest daughter.

Feb 21 2010 | Read Full Review of Cheaper by the Dozen (Perenni...


Mediocre production look, as well as the nervous need to push human comedy into zoo-like antics, matches the dreadful "Just Married," also made by the filmmaking squad of helmer Shawn Levy, producer Robert Simonds, writer Sam Harper, lenser Jonathan Brown, designer Nina Ruscio and composer Christ...

Nov 30 2003 | Read Full Review of Cheaper by the Dozen (Perenni...


But to Tom's dismay, he discovers soon after their arrival that most of the lakefront property is now owned by his childhood nemesis, the filthy-rich Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy), who has eight kids of his own as well as a dishy new wife, Sarina (Carmen Electra).

Dec 20 2005 | Read Full Review of Cheaper by the Dozen (Perenni...

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