Family Inc

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

By Caitlin Friedman; Andrew Friedman
(Tarcher, Paperback, 9781585429424, 320pp.)

Publication Date: December 27, 2012

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Description

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 the Author

Caitlin Friedman is best known for her Girl's Guide series (coauthored with Kimberly Yorio), which includes the bestselling titles The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business and The Girl's Guide to Being the Boss (Without Being a Bitch). She has appeared on the Today show many times and been featured in multiple national publications including Time and Real Simple.

Andrew Friedman is the author Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Bocuse d'Or, the World's Most Prestigious Cooking Competition, and has collaborated on more than twenty books and cookbooks with many of the best chefs in America. As a sports writer, he is an editor at-large for TENNIS magazine and coauthor of American tennis star James Blake's New York Times bestselling memoir Breaking Back. He is also the founder and chief contributor to the website Toqueland.com.




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.”
--MomTrends.com
 
“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!”
DadOfDivas.com

 

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