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Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.
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Aug 21, 2016

really liked it

Somewhere between 3 1/3-4 stars. This is a hilarious and endearing book about a large family of 12. I love the portrayal of family life being fun and adventurous, as something dear and to hold onto. Lower points were of vulgarity, disrespect toward the father from the wife (subtle undertones), and the push back (subtle rebellion) against the parents standards. But this is not surprising coming from an unbelieving household. If you have no basis for a standard, there is no reason to do it like mom and dad did.

Even amid the flaws, this is an encouraging book about the bonds of love in a large family, to see it as a joy and not drag, that children can be intelligent, well taken care of, and not neglected due to size of family. I'd read it again :)
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Reading Progress

August 15, 2016 – Started Reading
August 19, 2016 – Finished Reading
August 21, 2016 – Shelved

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