Paula Becker: Looking For Betty Mac Donald

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Paula Becker: Looking For Betty Mac Donald
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Bestselling Seattle writer Betty MacDonald shared an editor with Harper Lee, wrote a total of four set-in-Puget Sound memoirs (including The Egg and I), created the beloved Mrs. Pigglewiggle stories for children and helped her friend Monica Sone’s book Nisei Daughter find a publisher. After reading staff historian Paula Becker’s articles on Betty for years, we’re so pleased to be part of this celebration of her book, Looking for Betty MacDonald: The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I.

“Paula Becker's Looking for Betty MacDonald - part biography, part literary criticism, part memoir - does a cracking job of rehabilitating this sparkling writer's reputation. ...Becker's book rounds out the picture, weaving the darker strands of the author's life story into a nuanced whole."- Claire Dederer.

Today we’ll celebrate Betty MacDonald and this exuberant, fascinating book--and the re-publication of the three long out of print MacDonald memoirs, The Plague and I, Anybody Can Do Anything and Onions in the Stew.

Co-presented with The Seattle Public Library and University of Washington Press.

Free admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seattle Public Central Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see or call 206.386.4636.
If you are unable to attend an author event you can call us at (206) 624-6600 or email us at to request an autographed copy.
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By: Elliott Bay Book Company