For every woman who has ever thought, “I have no time for myself,” or “This isn’t the career and marriage combo deal I thought I’d have,” Eve Rodsky has been there. With three young children, a not-so-flexible corporate career and a husband whose definition of taking out the trash meant an overflowing bin, she was ready to crack. Her marriage, health and career felt under stress; her sense of self had disappeared; and she noticed the same issues present in the lives of her friends. Why? Why were so many women crushed by the work of taking care of their families, and why weren’t their partners stepping up?
EVE RODSKY’S NEW BOOK FAIR PLAY is a revolutionary system for rebalancing the domestic workload between partners, putting an end to the imbalance of “invisible work” that women do regardless of whether they work outside the home. With honesty and wit, author Eve Rodsky liberates women from the cultural expectations that devour so much of daily life and, supported by her Harvard Law School training and years spent in organizational management, presents a straightforward plan for achieving fairness at home—in a way that makes relationships even stronger.
Central to the game is the project management principle of CPE (Conceive, Plan, Execute): Each partner’s role is not to do the job, but to completely “own” the task, from conception to planning to execution—freeing women from the mental and emotional labor required for those specific tasks. No reminders, no nagging, and no excuses.
FAIR PLAY is a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine media company, and Rodsky has been personally tapped by Witherspoon as an expert on this topic for a new generation of women.
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