Friday, February 19, 2010

Book Review! One Man’s Meat by E.B. White

By Nina Berryman

Interested in reading about agriculture, but tired of dense, fact-heavy books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Fast Food Nation? While these books are great (and I completely recommend them if you haven’t read them), I have another suggestion for those of you looking for a more entertaining read. One Man’s Meat by E.B. White is a light, but informative book about Mr. White’s trials and tribulations starting a farm on the coast of Maine. The book is a collection of journal excerpts throughout the year. Engaging and witty, White provides philosophical insight into the love and frustration necessary to start a farm, as well as provides commentary on the state of the world in the 1940’s. He reflects upon his decision to move from the city into the country and offers amusing cultural comparisons between urban and rural life.

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