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The Plague and I By Betty MacDonald Tuberculosis A terrifying word, as terrifying then as cancer is now It meant entering a sanatorium for treatment, leaving her family, her children And what if she did not recover Hardly the basis for comedy, one would suppose And one would be wrong Betty MacDonald always had the ability to face up to adversity and heaven knows she had enough in her life so afteTuberculosis A terrifying word, as terrifying then as cancer is now It meant entering a sanatorium for treatment, leaving her family, her children And what if she did not recover Hardly the basis for comedy, one would suppose And one would be wrong Betty MacDonald always had the ability to face up to adversity and heaven knows she had enough in her life so after the initial shock had passed, she proceeded to laugh at her illness, the other patients, the nurses, the doctors, and chiefly herself Humor was her greatest medicine, right up to the day she left the sanatorium, cured Of course she had her bad moments when despair and tragedy underlying what she saw and heard refused to be pushed into the background, but she had the grit and wit to rise above it The result is a lively, cheerful and most funny book In fact, it s a tonic.You know how sometimes friendship blossoms in the first few moments of meeting Something clicked, we say Well, that s what discovering Betty MacDonald was like for me I happened to read a couple of pages of one of her books and click knew right away that here was a vivacious writer whose friendly, funny, and fiery company I was really going to enjoy Although MacDonald s first and most popular book, The Egg and I, has remained in print since its original publication, her three other volumes have been unavailable for decades The Plague and I recounts MacDonald s experiences in a Seattle sanitarium, where the author spent almost a year 1938 39 battling tuberculosis The White Plague was no laughing matter, but MacDonald nonetheless makes a sprightly tale of her brush with something deadly Anybody Can Do Anything is a high spirited, hilarious celebration of how the warmth and loyalty and laughter of a big family brightened their weathering of The Great Depression In Onions in the Stew, MacDonald is in unbuttonedly frolicsome form as she describes how, with husband and daughters, she set to work making a life on a rough and tumble island in Puget Sound, a ferry ride from Seattle.
The first book written by Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I, rocketed to the top of the national bestseller list in 1945 Translations followed in than 30 languages, along with a series of popular movies In the wake of World War II, the hilarious accounts of MacDonald s adventures as a backwoods farmer s wife in Chimacum Valley were a breath of fresh air for readers around the world On the negative side, her book spawned a perception of Washington as a land of eccentric country bumpkins like Ma and Pa Kettle.Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard, called Betsy in childhood and later known world wide as Betty MacDonald, was born in Boulder, Colorado, to Darsie and Elsie Sydney Bard on March 26, 1908 Her father, a mining engineer, moved the family frequently before settling in Seattle Betty attended the St Nicholas School on Capitol Hill, then Lincoln High School In 1924 she graduated from Roosevelt High School.On July 9, 1927, Betty Bard married Robert E Heskett and moved with him to the farm in the tiny community of Center in the Chimacum Valley near Port Townsend that lacked both plumbing and electricity Betty later regaled family and friends with stories of her struggles during this time, eventually transforming them into the book that would make her famous.After four years, Betty left Robert Hesket, taking their two daughters, Anne and Joan, with her She returned to the family home in Seattle and worked at various jobs, keeping her sense of humor and her journal even when tuberculosis forced her to spend a year at Firland Sanatorium in what is now the city of Shoreline.On April 29, 1942, she married Donald C MacDonald 1910 1975 and moved with him and her daughters to a beach home on Vashon Island Built as a summer home, it was cold and damp and in need of improvements Anne and Joan enrolled in school while Don and Betty commuted to Seattle for work every day Betty later described her daily scramble from home to the ferry dock in book Onions In The Stew It was always seven o clock and my ferry left at seven twenty and I should have left at six fifty and now I would have to run the last quarter of a mile I wore loafers and woolen socks over my silk stockings, carried my office shoes along with my lunch, purse, current book and grocery list in a large green felt bag The county trail connecting our beach with the rest of the world begins at a cluster of mailboxes down by the dock, meanders along the steep southwest face of the island about fifty feet above the shore, and ends at our house if it was dark when I left the house and it usually was I ran the rest of the way to the ferry This boisterous early morning activity also started my blood circulating, churning, really, and by the time I got to the office I was not only bileless, I was boiling hot p 57 Their fortune changed with a call from MacDonald s sister, Mary Bard Jensen 1904 1970 At a cocktail party, Mary ran into a friend who was a publishing company scout and told him that Betty was writing a book which she was not Betty whipped up the proposal for The Egg and I to save her sister embarrassment The scout requested a full manuscript, which was rejected by one publishing house With the assistance of the New York literary agency Brandt Brandt, the book was serialized in the Atlantic Monthly and then published by J.B Lippincott She dedicated the book To my sister Mary, who has always believed that I can do anything she puts her mind to.
The Plague and I By Betty MacDonald
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Title: [MOBI] ✓ The Plague and I | By ☆ Betty MacDonald