Family Inc

Family Inc

Office-Inspired Solutions to Reduce the Chaos in Your Home (and Save Your Sanity

By Andrew Friedman; Caitlin Friedman

Tarcherperigee, Paperback, 9781585429424, 320pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2012

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 YOUDO, DON'TTAKETHEOFFICEHOMEWITHYOU 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 AndrewFriedman 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 bystep through a process ofreenvisioning 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 the Author
Andrew Friedman has made a career of getting to know the heads and hearts of professional cooks and athletes. For more than ten years, Friedman has collaborated with many of the nation's best and most revered chefs on cookbooks and other writing projects. His writing career began in 1997, when Alfred Portale, asked him to collaborate on the "Gotham Bar and Grill Cookbook". The book received wide acclaim and since then he has worked as a cookbook collaborator on more than twenty projects, helping a number of the nation's best chefs (Alfred Portale, David Waltuck, Tom Valenti, and many others) share their unique culinary viewpoints with readers. As coauthor of the "New York Times "bestseller "Breaking Back", the memoir of American tennis star James Blake, he took readers inside an athlete's mind during training and competition, and he does the same as a frequent contributor to "Tennis Magazine". In "KNIVES AT DAWN: The American Team and the Bocuse d'Or 2009", Friedman combines these two personal passions to tell the story of the premier cooking competition in the world. Friedman has contributed articles to "O--The Oprah Magazine" and other publications and websites. He has been profiled in "The New York Daily News" and "New York Magazine", and interviewed for, or featured in articles in, "The New York Times "and "The Wall Street Journal", as well as on NPR's "Taste of the Nation" and WOR Radio's "Food Talk". He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from ColumbiaUniversity, and is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute's "La Technique" cooking program. He lives in New York City with his family.

Caitlin Friedman, a cofounder of the boutique public relations agency YC Media, is a full-time writer and consultant. Kimberly Yorio is the president of YC Media, specializing in publicity for cookbooks, restaurants, wine and spirits, and food products. They've written four books together, including The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss; The Girl's Guide to Big Bold Career Success; and Happy at Work, Happy at Home.

Praise For Family Inc

"Busy working parents will readily warm to the Friedmans' comprehensive plan for organizing and integrating family and career skills."
--Publishers Weekly

Family Inc. provides some much-needed inspiration for overwhelmed families.”
--Parade magazine
"There is some solid advice here for staying on task. This is a practical and useful tool for reining in the chaos."
--Library Journal

“This book is a must-read for those who need to reprioritize their families and the clutter in their homes.”
“I could tell from the very beginning that this would be a book that I would be coming back to many times in the future. This was a great book that I encourage all parents to read!”