"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.
©1950 Betty MacDonald (P)2016 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
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"Anybody CAN do anything!"
Pretty much any new 'scheme' that Mary pulled in order to find jobs for her family. What a hoot she was! All in the name of love and survival. She was the fittest.
Her tone, her style of speaking, the way she told the story of such hardship in a positive light-without the dread and fear that I'm sure it caused. I wasn't born in that era so I don't pretend to know however, I appreciate a lesson on the way it was.
Yes! I was so disappointed when it ended.
I chuckled and guffawed my way through this book. What a wonderful way to tell the story of the Great Depression in that it didn't get so heavy that I might clap my hands over my ears. I learned so much, and put so many bits and pieces together from the stories my Granny used to tell me.
Can't wait for the next audiobook on the series. Betty Macdonald 's books are funny, comforting, and uplifting. it's really amazing how she managed to write about such depressing subjects like tuberculosis (in the plague and I) and the economic depression in such a humorous way. She must have been a really interesting person. The narrator is just lovely, her voice is the best one they could have chosen for this collection.
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