Cheaper by the Dozen (Paperback)

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About the Author


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.



Ernestine Gilbreth Carey was born in 1908 in New York City and graduated as an English major from Smith College. In 1930, soon after graduation, she began fourteen years of New York City department store buying and management. Meanwhile, she married and had two children. A writer and lecturer, she has authored and coauthored seven books, including Belles on Their Toes (with Frank Gilbreth Jr.), Jumping jupiter, Rings Around Us, and Giddy Moment. In 1950 she was corecipient (with her brother) of the French International Humor Award for Cheaper by the Dozen. She lives in Reedley, California.

Praise For…


“Gay and lighthearted...One of the most amusing books.”
Chicago Sun-Times

“Always entertaining, occasionally hilarious, occasionally touching.... Sound Americana.”
Saturday Review of Literature

“Instructive, funny, and very readable.”
School Library Journal


Product Details
ISBN: 9780060084608
ISBN-10: 006008460X
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: May 28th, 2002
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Perennial Classics