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Anybody Can Do Anything – Author Betty MacDonald and Family Laughed through the Hard Times

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Date(s) - 12/08/2013
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Burien Library


Northwest author Betty MacDonald is best known for her phenomenally successful first book, The Egg And I, published in 1945.  MacDonald’s third memoir, Anybody Can Do Anything, fondly and wittily recounts her family’s struggles to survive the hard years of the Great Depression together in Seattle.  Join staff historian Paula Becker and playwright John Longenbaugh for an informal  participatory discussion about Betty MacDonald, Anybody, and the 1930s.

Paula Becker is a staff historian for, where her she has written about MacDonald’s career and many other Depression-era themes.

John Longenbaugh is a Seattle-based playwright. His musical adaptation of Anybody Can Do Anything will have its first reading this fall.

All Library events are free to the public.