Eve Rodsky received her B.A. in economics and anthropology
from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. After
working in foundation management at J.P. Morgan, she founded the
Philanthropy Advisory Group to advise families and charitable foundations on
best practices for their work. She created the Fair Play system in response to
her own need to juggle work and family life, when she realized that she could
apply her expertise in family mediation, strategy, and organizational
management to a problem closer to home. Over the last decade, she has tested
Fair Play with more than 500 families all around the US and the world. Rodsky
was born and raised by a single mum in New York City and now lives in Los
Angeles with her husband and their three children. Fair Play is her first book.
I'm so impressed with the Fair Play handbook.
Not only did Eve break down every task
that a couple is responsible for, but she managed
to create a system where dividing those
tasks is fun, insightful, and gratifying. Her
approach is filled with love, humor, wisdom,
and the idea that if we can work together
and acknowledge each other's strengths and
weaknesses, we can build better, stronger,
and longer-lasting relationships.
Fair Play is a game-changing guide to reclaiming
more time in our lives by dividing
domestic work in a deceptively simple new
way. This system of dealing virtual 'cards' to
share the work it takes to run a household is
revolutionary and can help you succeed and
truly thrive in all aspects of your life!
*Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO Thrive Global*
Fair Play gives us permission to create our
own values that introduce equity into our
households. Imagine what could be different
about you, your relationships, and the world,
if we collectively decided to play fair.
*Alexis Jemal, JD, LCSW, PhD, assistant professor, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College*
There are three 'people' in every busy relationship:
Person A, Person B, and the system
that governs them. When things feel overwhelming,
most people point at themselves
or their partner to explain it, but more often
than not the system itself is the problem.
This is brilliantly illustrated in Fair Play,
where Eve Rodsky makes the existing system
visible and provides a clear path to build
a new one that enables readers to focus on
what their family values most.
*Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism*
Fair Play is what every busy parent needs to
shed resentment, move beyond blame, and
reconnect with each other. By easing the
home burdens and working collaboratively,
parents will fi nd the key to a happier marriage
and more family joy.
*Tovah Klein, PhD, author of How Toddlers Thrive*
If your family is struggling to achieve a
happy division of household labor, read this
book. Fair Play offers practical tools for
maximizing peace and minimizing resentment-
while freeing up all parties to pursue.
*Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and Juliet's School of Possibilities*
[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
"Watch out for Eve Rodsky. Reese Witherspoon's media company, Hello Sunshine, has anointed her as the Marie Kondo of relationships, and we think they might be on to something