Eight Is Enough

Eight Is Enough The story of a family with children

  • Title: Eight Is Enough
  • Author: Tom Braden
  • ISBN: 9780449230022
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The story of a family with 8 children.

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    1. Eight Is Enough by Tom Braden has been re-released by Open Road Media in the eBook format. This is a highly recommended, nostalgic look-back at parenting in the early 70's. Although many things in the book are dated now, the original book was published in the mid-seventies, it still provides many amusing anecdotes and practical parenting advice, as well as some personal opinions. Just as the TV show, Braden does address some serious concerns he had at the time, including drugs, alcohol, and prem [...]


    2. Open Road Media and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Eight Is Enough: A Father's Memoir of Life with His Extra-Large Family. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.Tom Braden's life with his wife Joan and their eight children was the subject of a very popular television show, a show that Tom doubted so greatly that he sold his story for one dollar. Having watched the show, I was very interested in reading about the real-life individuals that [...]


    3. This book provides a snapshot of a large upper-class (but not necessarily rich) family with permissive parents in the 1970s. The author's attitudes, while undoubtedly liberal for the time, are nevertheless dated. Braden at times appears to be held hostage by his unruly children, but the book is heartfelt, etc. The author's prose style if very clear and easy to read. I suspect he recycled much of the material from his newspaper columns. I don't regret reading the book, but I can't really recommen [...]


    4. A great reminder that, when it comes to parenting, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Tom Braden raised his eight children in a different time, but so many of his insights ring true to me today, especially around regrets and lessons learned after the children have begun to grow up and leave the nest (often returning as well).


    5. This book was the basis of the tv show "Eight is Enough" which I loved and watched every week. It was the about the trials and tribulations of having eight kids. The show, according to this book, did a very good portraying this family.There were some funny stories. I loved the telegram from RFK to Tom Braden that said "you win." meaning that Tom had eight kids and RFK only had seven at that time.A fun, enjoyable read that had me on looking up the cast of characters and seeing what had become of [...]


    6. Eight is Enough by Tom Braden is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June.This is the author/father/CIA/British Army/newspaperman Braden's perspective on living with his wife, Joan, as well as David, Mary, Joannie, Susan, Nancy, Elizabeth, Tommy, and Nicholas. His delivery is somewhat brusque and ranges from being mild to moderately sardonic when he talks about family pets, tips on domestic life, the use of discipline, money management, travelling as a group, and men dating his teenage d [...]


    7. I thought I read this book years ago when I found out the tv show was based on a real family. But nothing about it was familiar.I think this book is considered new because it's being released as an ebook in a couple of weeks.


    8. "Then I got the call from the head of the treasury department." "Henry Kissinger once told my wife" "We were vacationing with the Kennedys when."Ok, so aside from the overdone name dropping, Braden’s book isn’t bad. He tells cute stories about his kids, many of which address subjects that make me sure that he did not get permission from said kids before telling said stories, but I digress. He doesn’t avoid poking gentle fun at himself, although he’s gentler with himself than with his kid [...]


    9. I am rereading this book for the third time I believe. The thing I like about this book is not only is it a quick read which I like but it is about a very close family who loved each other no matter what trial or tribulation came the families way.





    10. Eight is Enough by Tom Braden seems to be a re-release of his book that was written years ago. While some of the information will seem dated, it is a reminder that no matter era you live in parenting is parenting. Braden smoothly and professionally writes about his adventures of raising a large family back in the 60s to 70s. Braden himself lived an interesting life which he alludes to in his book when he mentions parachutes and weapons. Before Braden entered the newspaper business he served duri [...]


    11. I thought I had already read this book as a younger teen when I read so many other big-family stories, but now I think I probably didn't, because there wasn't really anything I remember. I was expecting more humor than there was. What I wasn't expecting was the truly impressive amount of name-dropping. I wasn't as impressed by most of them as I was probably supposed to be, but when Alice Roosevelt Longworth walked in, I admit I was impressed. But it was the tale about staying at the Cavendish Ho [...]


    12. 3.5 stars. A good family memoir written from the father's POV of the 1970's (and earlier) that was the basis for the TV show EIGHT IS ENOUGH. Anecdotes of his memories of raising 8 kids in a 2 career family back then, the challenges and craziness. Made me think about the TV show when it used to be on. Funny and heartfelt, a bit old-fashioned at times, but that was the way that generation was raised, with manners and a great work ethic. (My thanks to NetGalley and Open Road Integrated Media for p [...]


    13. I wish I could give this book a rating of 1 and a half stars instead of 2. This is Tom Braden's story of how life is with his wife Joan and their eight kids. It was the basis for the tv show Eight is Enough. The book is written like Tom is observing how his family revolves around him day to day and then taking notes about his observation. There doesn't seem to be a lot of interaction or conversations between Tom and his kids, he also does a lot of complaining about his kids.


    14. This 1975 memoir is being released as a Kindle edition next month. Although I liked it more than the TV show that was based on it, which I watched only about five times, it wasn't that interesting a read. Tom Braden himself had a very interesting life, but the family life described in this story was dated and dull. At times, it sounded like the author was being mentally held hostage by his eight kids. Maybe he should have waited until they were all grown and gone before writing the book.(Note: I [...]


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