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Elizabeth Emens - book author

Elizabeth F. Emens is Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She earned her law degree at Yale and her Ph.D. at Cambridge. She lives in New York City.

Elizabeth Emens is the author of books: Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More, Ben-Ben, Disability and Equality Law, A Forever Family

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Reading this book should be at the top of your To Do list. Life Admin will give you many hours of your life back.
 
Every day an unseen form of labor creeps into our lives—stealing precious moments of free time, placing a strain on our schedules and our relationships, and earning neither appreciation nor compensation in return. This labor is life admin: the kind of secretarial and managerial work necessary to run a life and a household.
 
Elizabeth Emens was a working mother with two young children, swamped like so many of us, when she realized that this invisible labor was consuming her. Desperate to survive and to help others along the way, she conducted interviews and focus groups to gather favorite tips and tricks, admin confessions, and the secrets of admin-happy households.   
 
Life Admin
tackles the problem of admin in all its forms, from everyday tasks like scheduling doctors appointments and paying bills, to life-cycle events like planning a wedding, a birth, a funeral. Emens explores how this labor is created, how it affects our lives, and how we might avoid, reduce, and redistribute admin whenever possible—as individuals and as a society.
 
Life Admin is the book that will teach us all how to do less of it, and to do it better.
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This interdisciplinary collection of essays addresses the theoretical, practical and legal dimensions of equality for persons with disabilities. The issues covered include the central problem of defining disability and impairment; the dilemma of same versus different treatment; the balance between autonomy and external influence and support; linkages to other anti-discrimination categories such as race and sex; the place of disability theory within identity politics; and issues of life, death, and our most intimate relationships. The articles reflect a wealth of international viewpoints and interdisciplinary areas which include philosophy, economics, memoirs, cultural studies, empirical studies and legal scholarship. The selection also includes classic texts which set out foundational ideas such as the social model of disability or the goal of integration, alongside essays that critique these conceptual mainstays. This volume brings into sharp focus a wide range of contentious and complex issues in the field of disability studies and is of interest to researchers and students from a wide range of fields.
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From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling series, the Black family has returned.

It all started one night when a selfless woman helped a drunken stranger get home safely from a club. Little did they both know that after that one night, their lives would change forever. A friendship was forged, an undeniable love was born, and secrets were revealed that took them on the journey of a lifetime. A family was created: a daughter and a son who were Connor and Ellery's world. Just when they thought life couldn't get any better, their daughter, Julia, gave them grandchildren, and their son, Collin, grew to be a man, just like his father.

Join the Black family in the final installment of the Forever Series as Connor, Ellery, Julia, and Collin continue to live life as they know it. Surprises will be revealed, and an unexpected fate will bring this family and their friends closer than ever before, creating an even stronger bond that can never be broken.

A Forever Family is intended for listeners 18+.