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Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen - Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey This was a delightful book, for readers of all ages. It's filled with family tidbits from the early 1920's. The writing style is from a narrative point of view, describing the lives of the family through one of the sons. There are many parts where the father strongly reminds me of J. Jonah Jameson from the spider-man series. The father yells, is very opinionated, but has his soft spots. Actually the dad seemed to have excessive control problems, which added to the hilarity of the events. Some parts were more believable than others, and yet I was somewhat disappointed with the ending. It just...ended, and felt incomplete. Yet the book is filled with many comparable issues that we might hear our parents say today. This is proof that generational cycles of beliefs toward the next generation repeat themselves. I purchased a copy of this book.