Do Less, Do Better, And Live More

Jan 8, 2019

Elizabeth Emens is Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She 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.

Her book, "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.