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.
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.
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.