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I've never heard of the book One Man's Meat:

Our favorite book by E.B White, hands down, is One Man’s Meat. It is also high in the running for our favorite book ever. At the height of his career, White decided to move from New York City to Maine to become a farmer. He sent essays about his experiences on a Maine farm back to the bustling big city. They are filled with humor and insight and even some pathos. Ironically, White’s move to rugged simplicity coincided with the first movements of the Nazi war machine. The juxtaposition of the life and death struggles of farm life with the emerging menace of Germany’s aggression is poignant.

If you are able to find them, you will enjoy three audio recordings of White’s work. E.B. White read both Charlotte’s Web and Trumpet of the Swan. After White’s death, his son Joel recorded some of his father’s favorite essays, letters, and poems.

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