Making Time

What a read! Put aside your impressions of Cheaper by the Dozen and read about the real Lillian Moller Gilbreth. For a biography, I found this book to be quite engaging and easy to read. The author does a great job of presenting her research in a fluid and readable way. I really enjoyed it.
Lillian Moller Gilbreth did do it all. She was an advisor to 5 U.S. Presidents. She worked as a professor at Purdue University, The Newark College of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her doctorate degree in the midst of raising her 12 children and even found time to be home to nurse her babies. To make it even more impressive, she raised all her children alone after the untimely death of her husband. She took over the business he left behind, earned 22 honorary doctorate degrees for her work and put the children through college. The title of the book is really what she was all about. She will amaze and inspire you with her dedication, hardwork and moral values. (Not to mention-- make you feel extremely lazy!) I highly recommend it.