Jane Cobb

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In "Rings Around Us" Ernestine Gilbreth Carey … tells us something of her own family life. It has been considerably less complicated than that of her parents….

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The Careys' married life followed a fairly normal pattern, but the normal pattern can be very amusing and Mrs. Carey makes the most of it….

"Rings Around Us" is not a memorable book, but it is warm and light-hearted. The proper adjective for it probably is pleasant.

Jane Cobb, "Family Fun and Games," in The New York Times Book Review (© 1956 by The New York Times Company: reprinted by permission), February 26, 1956, p. 20.

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