Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. was an American author born on March 17, 1911, in Plainfield, New Jersey. He was part of the famous Gilbreth family, known for their contributions to the field of industrial engineering. Frank Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and became an engineer, but he also had a passion for writing.

Gilbreth Jr.’s literary style can be described as humorous and insightful. He often drew inspiration from his own experiences growing up in a large family and working alongside his father. His writing showcased a keen understanding of human behavior and the dynamics of family life.

One of Gilbreth Jr.’s most notable works is the co-authored book “Cheaper by the Dozen,” which he wrote with his sister, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Published in 1948, this memoir humorously depicts their childhood in a family of twelve children. The book became a bestseller and was later adapted into a successful film.

Another significant work by Gilbreth Jr. is “Belles on Their Toes,” the sequel to “Cheaper by the Dozen.” This book continues the story of the Gilbreth family and their adventures. Gilbreth Jr.’s writing not only entertained readers but also provided insights into the challenges and joys of family life. His works continue to be cherished for their humor and relatability.

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