＂A touching family portrait that also happens to be very, very funny. . . its appeal is timeless.＂ --Jonathan Yardley, Washington PostOne of the best-loved American memoirs of an oversized family and the parents who held them together - now a Disney+ movie starring Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff.What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father--a famous efficiency expert--who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and adults alike laugh along with the Gilbreths in Cheaper by the Dozen.Translated into more than fifty-three languages and made into numerous films over the years -- including a classic film starring Myrna Loy and a cult favorite with Steve Martin, Hilary Duff, and Alyson Stoner -- this memoir is a delightfully enduring story of family life at the turn of the twentieth century.