Anybody Can Do Anything (Paperback)Betty MacDonald (author)
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"The best thing about the Depression was the way it reunited our family and gave my sister Mary a real opportunity to prove that anybody can do anything, especially Betty."
After surviving both the failed chicken farm - and marriage - immortalized in The Egg and I, Betty MacDonald returns to live with her mother and desperately searches to find a job to support her two young daughters. With the help of her older sister Mary, Anybody Can Do Anything recounts her failed, and often hilarious, attempts to find work during the Great Depression.
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
Improbably funny.-- Steve Donoghue * Open Letters Monthly *
Betty MacDonald endured for me. This was because she was funny. No, that's not quite right. Betty MacDonald was comic. As I became a writer myself, I studied her, trying to figure out just how she did it. . . . What MacDonald achieves in Anybody Can Do Anything is . . . a finely observed journalistic record of her time. . . . The message that MacDonald had sent me is one of sufficiency. The homely, she says is more than enough. There's a clue, of course, right there in the title. It's been telling me since I was a girl, right up through the time I became a writer myself. Anybody can do anything. Even this. Even you.-- Claire Dederer, author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses
Included in bestselling book 1,000 Books to Read before You Die: A Life-Changing List by Jim Mustich.