Tuberculosis. A terrifying word, as terrifying then as cancer is now. It meant entering a sanatorium for treatment, leaving her family, her children. ...Show synopsisTuberculosis. 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.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. No Dustjacket. 1959. 219 pages. Orange card covers....Fair. No Dustjacket. 1959. 219 pages. Orange card covers. Tanned, clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Reasonable staining to the endpapers, inner-covers and fore-edge. Card covers tanned, stained, foxed and rubbed with heavy, universal, creasing and shelf-wear. Heavy wear to spine with creasing, edge wear and some loss to crown and base.
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Description:Good with no dust jacket. Clean hardback bound in blue cloth...Good with no dust jacket. Clean hardback bound in blue cloth with dark blue titles, cloth rubbed at edges, spine sunned, neat name on front endpaper. 224 pages.
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Description:Good. Thorndike Press 2000 Largeprint edition LARGE PRINT. Ex...Good. Thorndike Press 2000 Largeprint edition LARGE PRINT. Ex-library with usual markings o/w VG. bright text. Product DescriptionYou know how sometimes friend blossoms in the Þ rst 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 Þ ery company I was really going to enjoy. Although MacDonald's Þ rst 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.
Description:Good in Good dust jacket. Clean, tightly bound book with some...Good in Good dust jacket. Clean, tightly bound book with some browning to the page edges & the rear endpapers, but no other marks or inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is lightly chipped at the spine ends. 224 pages.
Description:Good in GOOD jacket. 1948. 224 pages. Pictorial dust jacket...Good in GOOD jacket. 1948. 224 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over blue boards. Pages are clean and bright with good copy and firm binding. Moderate foxing and tanning to endpapers, fore-edge and paste-downs. Boards rubbed with average shelf-wear to edges. Spine is sunned and bumped but text remains clear. Fair wear to tanned, foxed and rubbed dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to the spine, edges and corners.
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