The Egg and I (Betty MacDonald Memoirs, #1) by Betty MacDonaldEnter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. A longtime resident of Washington State, Betty MacDonald authored four humorous, autobiographical bestsellers and several children's books, including the popular Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? When Betty MacDonald married a marine and moved to a small chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, she was largely unprepared for the rigors of life in the wild.
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While there were obviously some challenges in reading the book different writing style, a few outdated references to things neither of us knew about all in all it was fun to read and talk about. Many of the passages actually made us laugh out loud. While it would have been easy for us to talk about some of the funniest passages, we chose instead to focus our discussion on two issues: the role of women in those days versus today, and the part racism plays in how we view others who are not like us. There was a lot to talk about with both topics. The Egg and I starts with Betty saying that her mother taught her at an early age to always be sure she did everything she could to help her husband be happy with his work. Once there she throws herself into making the experience as successful as possible, while combating loneliness, fatigue and isolation.
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The Egg and I , first published in , is a humorous memoir by American author Betty MacDonald about her adventures and travels as a young wife on a chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. The book is based on the author's experiences as a newlywed trying to acclimate to and operate a small chicken farm near Chimacum, Washington with her first husband, Robert Heskett, from to On visits with her family in Seattle , she told stories of their tribulations, which greatly amused them. In the s, MacDonald's sisters strongly encouraged her to write a book about these experiences. The Egg and I was MacDonald's first attempt at writing a book.