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Suggested Reading List : A Bibliography of Resources
February 5, 2007

Books by Contemporary Humorists

Roughly Speaking, by Louise Randall Pierson

We Took to the Woods, by Louise Dickinson Rich

Chicken Every Sunday, by Rosemary Taylor

Raising Demons, by Shirley Jackson

Life Among the Savages, by Shirley Jackson

With Malice Toward Some, by Margaret Halsey

Books by Colleagues of Betty MacDonald

Much Laughter, A Few Tears, by Blanche Caffiere.

Nisei Daughter, by Monica Sone.

Sketchbook: A memoir of the 30’s and the Northwest School, by William Cumming.

Reference Works

Current Biography Yearbook 1946:362-3 1947

Twentieth Century Authors; 1st sup. Wilson 1955 p611-12 bibliog por

Authors of Books For Young People. By Ward and Marquardt. Scarecrow 1964 p144

Yesterday’s Authors of Books For Children; v.1 Gale 1977 p167-73 bibl il por

Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults: a selection of sketches from Something

About the Author; [edited by] Laurie Collier and Joyce Nakamura. Gale Res. 1993 p1539-43 bibl il pors.

The Popular Book, by James D. Hart. 1

Magazine Articles

“Onions in the Stew”; condensation. Pors Ladies Home Journal 71:54-5+ D 1954

“Unforgettable Character”. Reader’s Digest 64:91-4 F 1954

“Money and I”. Cosmopolitan Magazine. June 1949

“All the Joys”. Por Good Housekeeping 141:45+ Jl 1955

“Facts About Adolescence”[from Onions in the Stew]. Saturday Review 38:16 Ap 9, 1955

“Funny Lady”. Por Newsweek 45:116+ My 16 1955

“I’m an Optimist!” Por Farm Journal 80:79-80+ Ja 1956

“It All Happened To M”. Pors Sat Eve Post 222:19-21+ Je 17; 26-7+ Je 24; 223:28-9+ Jl 1; 36-7+ Jl 1950

“Most Unforgettable Character I’ve Met”. Reader’s Digest 55:11-15, Jl 1949

“Glamorous Grandmothers”. Il. por Coronet 29: 122-3 F 1951 Portrait. Sat Review of Literature 33:26 S 16 1950

“Betty MacDonald Cleared in West Coast libel action”. Publishers Weekly 159:1344 March 17 1951

“Plague and I”. por (p33 Ag) Good Housekeeping 127:42-3+ Ag; 42-3+ S; 85+ O 1948

“Egg and I”; novel; abridged. Atlantic Monthly 175:97-106 Je; 176-91-100 Jl; 97-106 Ag 1945

“Egg and I”; novel; abridged. Read Digest 49:139—59 N 1946

“Biography”. Por Current Biography 7:29-31 F 1946

“Life Goes Calling on the Author of The Egg and I”. il pors Life 20:134-7 Mr 18 1946

“Portrait”. Publishers Weekly 151:415 Jan 25 1947

“Lippincott Celebrates Millionth Copy of The Egg and I”. il Publishers Weekly 150:1232-3 Sept. 7, 1946.

“Portrait”. Sat Review of Literature 28:28 Oct. 6 1945

“Scrawk!” Il por Time 47:99-100+ Mr 4 1946

“In and Out of Books” Thompson, R. por NY Times Bk Review p8 D 5 1948

“Life in MacDonald Manor”. Il por Sat Eve Post 222:172 Je 17 1950

“Important Authors of the Fall, Speaking for Themselves”. B.B. MacDonald. Por NY Herald Tribune Bk R. p6 Oct. 8 1950

“Betty MacDonald Had a Farm”. Fish, P. il Sunset (Natl. ed.) v207 no3 p22 S 2001

Obituary. Americana Annual 1959:515 1959
Obituary. Britannica Book of the Year: 1959 p.513
Obituary. Current Biography Yearbook 1958:260 1958
Obituary. Current Biography 19:20 Ap 1958
Obituary. Illustrated London News por 232:271 F 15 1958
Obituary. NY Times p19 F 8 1958
Obituary. Newsweek por 51:72 F 17 1958
Obituary. Publishers Weekly 173:86 F 17 1958
Obituary. Time 71:102 F 17 1958
Obituary. Wilson Library Bulletin 32:535 Ap 1958

Newspaper Articles

“Betty M’Donald is Sued”. New York Times. Feb 7 1951 p27

“Egg and I Author Wins Suit”. New York Times. Feb 22 1951. p29

“Betty MacDonald’s Scramble to the Top” by Don Duncan. Seattle Times. March 11, 1973.

Obituary. Seattle Times. Feb 8, 1958

Book Reviews - The Egg and I

The Egg and I (1945)

Book Week p10 O 14 1945 360w

Booklist 42:54 O 15 1945

Commonweal 42:628 O 12 1945 80w

Kirkus 13:328 O 12 1945 80w

Library J 70:748 S 1 1945 80w

NY Times p20 O 7 1945 450w

Sat R of Lit 28:28 O 6 1945 650w

Springf’d Republican p4D O 21 1945 550w

Weekly Book Review p2 O 7 1945 650w

Reviews - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (1947)

Atlantic 179:128 Je 1947 120w

Booklist 43:260 Ap 15 1947

Chgo Sun Book Week p8 My 11 1947 70w

Christian Science Monitor p10 Jl 15 1947 150w

Horn Book 23:213 My 1947 120w

Kirkus 15:127 Mr 1 1947 180w

Library J 72:739 My 1 1947 90w

NY Herald Tribune Wkly Bk R p8 Mr 23 1947 430w

NY Times p33 Ap 20 1947 230w

New Yorker 23:150 D 6 1947 60w

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (1947) – continued-

San Francisco Chronicle p11 Ap 6 1947 320w

School & Society 65:214 Mr 22 1947 20w

Wis Lib Bul 43:70 Ap 1947

DAR Mag. v 81 1947, p495

Reviews - The Plague and I (1948)

Atlantic 183:82 Ja 1949 550w

Booklist 45:28 S 15 1948

Chicago Sun O 19 1948 750w

Library J 73:1270 S 15 1948 100w

NY Herald Tribune Wkly Bk R p19 O 17 1948 460w

NY Times p6 O 17 1948 700w

San Francisco Chronicle p20 O 31 1948 600w

Sat R of Lit 31:17 N 20 1948 800w

Springf’d Republican p12C D 5 1948 180w

Time 52:118 O 25 1948 140w

Wis Lib Bul 44:183 N 1948

Reviews - Anybody Can Do Anything (1950)

Atlantic 186:82 O 1950 360w

Booklist 46:281 350 My 15 1950; Jl 15 1950

Bookmark 10:5 O 1950 30w

Chicago Sun p8 Ag 27 1950 500w

Chgo Sunday Tribune p3 Ag 27 1950 500w

Christian Science Monitor p16 Ag 24 1950 420w

Kirkus 18:492 Ag 15 1950 210w

Library J 75:1287 Ag 1950 130w

NY Herald Tribune Bk R p9 Ag 27 1950 750w

NY Times p6 Ag 27 1950

San Francisco Chronicle p11 Ag 27 1950

Sat R of Lit 33:26 S 16 1950 700w

Time 56:82 Ag 28 1950 330w

DAR Mag, v84 1950, p946

Reviews - Nancy and Plum (1952)

Bookmark 12:12 O 1952 20w

Chgo Sunday Tribune p17 N 9 1952

Kirkus 20:369 Jl 1 1952

NY Herald Tribune Bk R p16 O 12 1952

San Francisco Chronicle p22 N 30 1952

Reviews - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Farm (1954)

Chgo Sunday Tribune p15 O 17 1954 110w

Kirkus 22:387 Jl 1 1954 110w

NY Herald Tribune Bk R pt2 p6 N 14 1954 290w

San Francisco Chronicle p16 N 14 1954 110w

Sat R 37:34 S 18 1954 1400w

Reviews - Onions in the Stew (1955)

Booklist 51:233; 336 F 1 1955; Ap 15 1955

Bookmark 14:187 My 1955 40w

Chicago Sunday Tribune p1 My 15 1955 650w

Christian Century 72:709 Je 15 1955 450w

Kirkus 23:63 Ja 15 1955

Library J 80:784 Ap 1 1955

NY Herald Tribune Bk R p3 My 15 1955

NY Times p3 My 15 1955

New Yorker 31:126 Je 4, 1955

San Francisco Chronicle p18 My 15 1955 900w

Sat R 38:20 My 14 1955 700w

Spec p593 My 6 1955

Springf’d Republican p7C My 15, 1955

Wis Lib Bul 51:11 My 1955

Reviews - Hello, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (1957)

Chicago Sunday Tribune pt 2 p5 My 12 1957 170w

Bookmark 16:165 Ap 1957 50w

Kirkus 25:3 Ja 1 1957 90w

Library Journal 82:1358 My 15 1957 60w

NY Herald Tribune Bk R p20 My 12 1957 190w

San Francisco Chronicle p26 My 12 1957 30w

Wis Lib Bul 53:406 My 1957

Reviews - Who Me?: An Autobiography (1959)

Booklist 56:186 N 15, 1959

Bookmark 19:35 N 1959 40w

Kirkus 27:777 O 1, 1959 100w

San Francisco Chronicle p14 N 22, 1959 110w

Times (London) Lit Supp p494 Ag 5 1960 40w

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