A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and a New York Times bestseller
'[An] impressive debut...Couples searching for ways to better manage their families and achieve a balance of domestic work will benefit from Rodsky's actionable strategy' - Publishers Weekly
'A must read for every busy woman out there' - PopSugar's Best Books of Fall
Before it was making lunches, paying bills, remembering birthdays; now there's the around-the-clock home schooling and caregiving while working remotely during a global pandemic. Are you fed up with being the 'she-fault' parent responsible for the bulk of this unpaid, invisible and time-consuming work?
Organisational specialist Eve Rodsky realised that simply identifying the issue of unequal labour on the home front wasn't enough - she needed a solution to this universal problem. Fair Play is the result: a time- and anxiety-saving system that offers couples a completely new way to share the domestic and emotional load at home. Drawing on 500 interviews with men and women, Eve has figured out what the invisible work in a family actually is and shows you how to get it all done efficiently. With its fun, game-like format, four easy-to-follow rules and 100 household tasks for you to share, Fair Play will help you prioritise what's important to your family and help you work out who should take the lead on everything from the laundry to homework to dinner.
With your home life re-balanced and your relationship reignited, you'll have time to develop the skills and passions that keep you interested and interesting.
Rodsky, founder of the Philanthropy Advisory Group, tackles in her impressive debut the unequal standards for housework for women who perform many "unpaid, invisible" tasks in the home. A text from Rodsky's husband about blueberries forgotten during the weekly shopping trip prompted her to ask for more help from him and eventually to come up with a "fair play" system for women who work full time (like their partners), but are also responsible for the lion's share of home and child management. Broken down into four tenets all time is created equal, reclaim your right to be interesting, start where you are now, and establish your own standards her system came together from her research of domestic inequality and interviews with over 500 couples. To facilitate fair divvying up of responsibilities, Rodsky also provides 100 Cards of Fair Play, which represent the most common tasks in the home ecosystem, as well as sample calenders and discussion questions to help couples implement her rules. Couples searching for ways to better manage their families and achieve a balance of domestic work will benefit from Rodsky's actionable strategy.