The Egg and I - Betty MacDonald

The Egg and I

By Betty MacDonald

  • Release Date: 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings


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. With no running water, no electricity, a house in need of constant repair, and days that ran from four in the morning to nine at night, the MacDonalds had barely a moment to put their feet up and relax. And then came the children. Yet through every trial and pitfall—through chaos and catastrophe—this indomitable family somehow, mercifully, never lost its sense of humor.

A beloved literary treasure for more than half a century, Betty MacDonald's The Egg and I is a heartwarming and uproarious account of adventure and survival on an American frontier.


  • Betty McDonald is a one in a million writer/humorist!!!

    By Megly42
    Trials and farm life of an newly married, genteelly educated, raised-to-be-a-lady Betty McDonald provide humor and life lessons. Funny read!!