Author Paula Becker discusses her biography of Betty MacDonald

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Author reading at the Bothell Library with Paula Becker, who has written a biography of Betty MacDonald, on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00 – 3:45pm.

Becker discusses Betty MacDonald's life and work in her new biography Looking for Betty MacDonald: The Egg, The Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I.

One of Betty MacDonald's books, the Plague and I, is about her stay at the Firlands Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Shoreline (now CRISTA), and that is covered briefly in Becker's biography.

Betty MacDonald burst onto the American scene in 1945 with her memoir, The Egg and I, a tartly witty tale about operating a chicken ranch on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.

Betty's vivacity, offbeat humor, and sparklingly irreverent take on life captured a public ready to laugh after the grim hard years of World War II.

In 1947, Betty introduced readers to her delightful children's character Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, who quickly became a beloved classic.

Paula Becker is the award-winning author of The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and Its Legacy and Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair. Paula has written for since 2001, and is a staff historian.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave NE, Bothell 98011, Get Directions
Phone: 425-486-7811

Additional free event parking is available at the nearby Bothell City Hall.


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