Family Inc by Andrew Friedman
Office-Inspired Solutions to Reduce the Chaos in Your Home (and Save Your Sanity!)

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Does your work life "balance" feel anything but? Most people will probably tell you that you need to be more strict about separating your office and home lives, and WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T TAKE THE OFFICE HOME WITH YOU! To this, husband-and-wife authors Caitlin and Andrew Friedman say: Think again! In Family Inc., they share how they were able to use the organizational strategies they'd relied on in their professional lives to bring the joy—and yes, the sanity—back into their home.

Caitlin and Andrew Friedman met while working at a thriving midsize PR firm. Fifteen years of marriage, twins, a house, and three career changes later, they found themselves overwhelmed by their daily responsibilities. In this invaluable guide to making your household run more smoothly, the Friedmans take readers step by step through a process of reenvisioning their domestic lives as well-run, successful business ventures. According to the Friedmans, by introducing such simple activities as family meetings, job descriptions, and regular "employee evaluations," it's amazing how simple and stress-free life suddenly can become. Using the tools offered in this book, you will soon see tensions eased, household tasks completed, and family downtime rediscovered.


 

About Andrew Friedman

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CAITLIN FRIEDMAN is best flown for her Girl's Guide series (coauthored with Kimberly Yorio), which includes the bestselling titles The Girl's Guide to Starting Youflown Business and The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch). She has appeared on the Today flow many times, as well as in magazines such as Time and Real Simple. ANDREW FRIEDMAN is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Breaking Back, the memoir of American tennis star James Blake, and has collaborated on many other successful sports and food books. Friedman has contributed articles to O,The Oprah Magazine and other publications and websites, and has been profiled or interviewed in New York magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
 
Published December 27, 2012 by Tarcher. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Girls Guide series coauthor Caitlin, and Andrew, an author and cookbook specialist, met and fell in love while both were employed at a public relations firm. They married, had twins, and soon found th

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This undated publicity image provided by Tarcher/Penguin shows the cover of the book, "Family Inc.: Office-Inspired Solutions to Reduce the Chaos in Your Home (and Save Your Sanity)," by authors, Caitlin and Andrew Friedman.

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UT San Diego

While the Friedmans offer several useful tips on organizing multiple schedules and streamlining household tasks, and their love of making lists speaks to my own, it is worth pointing out that their audience appears to be similar to themselves and the other couples providing anecdotal evidence to ...

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In "Family Inc.," Caitlin and Andrew Friedman, professionals who have been married for over 10 years and are the parents of two children, argue that taking the office home with you will benefit your family life.

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