Fair Play

Eve Rodsky shares how her New York Times-bestselling book and Fair Play toolkit for domestic balance can encourage a more equitable, welcoming, corporate environment--especially when your workplace is your home.
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Eve Rodsky at Google

Fair Play | Eve Rodsky | Talks at Google Eve Rodsky joined Google Talks to discuss her New York Times-bestselling book, and Reese’s Book Club Pick, Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live).

Program Topics

  • Fair Play Your Way to Work-Life Integration while Working from Home

    Whether you’re living alone, sharing with roommates or balancing work with homeschooling kids, figuring out how to work & live together 24/7 requires new conversations and systems. Join the New York Times-bestselling author of Fair Play, Eve Rodsky as she shares her sanity-saving methods to create balance in these novel times.


    In this virtual event, Rodsky covers: setting up systems in our homes for sharing responsibilities (from childcare to chores);  how to move to an ownership model to balance the mental load between partners;  communication tools like how to communicate your “why,” establishing nightly check-ins, and how to deliver feedback; how to discover shared values with your partner;  and how to make time for your happiness trio (adult friendships, self-care and unicorn space—the active pursuit of what makes you, you) while balancing it all.


    Eve Rodsky can adapt this talk to address any and all households struggling to adapt to the new normal, including co-parenting through COVID-19 and Fair Play for roommates.

  • Fair Play for HR and Corporate Culture

    Women, on average, shoulder two-thirds of domestic responsibilities, regardless of whether they work outside the home. As organizations with gender equity commitments, how can we support women when they’re carrying that mental load? Using her Harvard Law School training and years of organizational management experience, Eve Rodsky has created a life-management system to rebalance the unequal emotional labor and “invisible work.” Through stories and statistics, Rodsky takes us on a journey of what it means for women to fully step into their power in the world and in the workplace by allowing men to fully step into the home. HR and corporate culture leaders will leave armed with practical tools for creating a more equitable, welcoming workplace environment.

  • Creating More Fairness at Work Starts in the Home

    Is an hour holding your child’s hand at the pediatrician’s office as valuable as an hour in the boardroom? These are the types of questions Rodsky poses to couples and corporations. What happens when people in leadership roles begin to recognize that time spent “off-screen” in service to our families is deemed as valuable as the time we spend “on-screen” in the office? For organizations seeking to become more adaptive, innovative, and fair, every domestic task, both visible and invisible, physical and mental, must be recognized as having a quantifiable time component. Rodsky discusses how an equal measurement of time in the home can organically extend into a company’s culture.

Fair Play

Fair Play


“A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with.”–Reese Witherspoon

Tired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way…

It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the “shefault” parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve Rodsky counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her family — and then sent that list to her husband, asking for things to change. His response was… underwhelming. Rodsky realized that simply identifying the issue of unequal labor on the home front wasn’t enough: She needed a solution to this universal problem. Her sanity, identity, career, and marriage depended on it.

The result is Fair Play: a time- and anxiety-saving system that offers couples a completely new way to divvy up chores and responsibilities. Rodsky interviewed more than five hundred men and women from all walks of life to figure out what the invisible work in a family actually entails and how to get it all done efficiently. With four easy-to-follow rules, 100 household tasks, and a series of conversation starters for you and your partner, Fair Play helps you prioritize what’s important to your family and who should take the lead on every chore from laundry to homework to dinner.

“Winning” this game means rebalancing your home life, reigniting your relationship with your significant other, and reclaiming your Unicorn Space — as in, the time to develop the skills and passions that keep you interested and interesting. Stop drowning in to-dos and lose some of that invisible workload that’s pulling you down. Are you ready to try Fair Play? Let’s deal you in.

FORMATS AVAILABLE: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook [paperback coming January 5th, 2021]

PAGE COUNT; PUBLICATION DATE: 352 pages; January 5th, 2021

Fair Play

“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.”

—Reese Witherspoon

“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

“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 their best lives.”

—Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and Juliet’s School of Possibilities
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