The Plague and I, Betty MacDonald
Second Printing, 1948
Hardcover, Condition as shown. Pages are all in tact.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Only Betty MacDonald could have drawn this gay, moving, genuinely sympathetic picture of the patients, nurses and well-meaning "outsiders: that came her way when she was going through the crisis of tuberculosis in a sanatorium called The Pints. Through her eyes, you see the essential drama of the fight for her life and health. You see how nurses and patients variously react to the crises that arise every day, and you meet may of them; nurses, popular and unpopular; patents, variously cataloged as Sighers, Non-Sleepers, Saddos, and Prented-to-be Cheerfuls; members of the immediate family who sit on the bed and argue; and numerous characters who move in and out of the narrative with cheerful abandon.
Getting tuberculosis in the middle of your life is like starting downtown to do a lot of urgent errands and being hit by a bus, concludes Betty MacDonald.