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E.B. White, One Man’s Meat

I love staring at the cover photo on my edition of E.B. White’s, One Man’s Meat. Of all the books I own, this may be the one with the best looking cover. I don’t know what it is, the photo just captures my attention.

E.B.’s writing captures my attention as well. He can put a sentence together. Who would’ve thought that one man’s observations on daily life in rural Maine during WWII would prove so intriguing. I’d like to write more like White–succint, clever, clear. White is one of those few authors whom, as you read, make you want to write.

My favorite essays from One Man’s Meat include:
-Sabbath Morn
-A Shepherd’s Life
-Maine Speech
-The Trailer Park
-Once More to the Lake

The only other book I’ve read by White is Charlotte’s Web. I must have been 7 years old when I read about Wilbur and Charlotte. It’s been good getting re-aquainted with the author who brought those characters to life.

11. February 2007 by Justin Buzzard
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