In old age, when he was suffering from Alzheimer’s, E.B. White liked to have his own essays and books read to him. Sometimes, White would ask who wrote what he was listening to, and his chief reader, his son Joe, would tell him, “You did, Dad.” Sims says White “would think about this odd fact for a moment and sometimes murmur, ‘Not bad.’
— Some Pig…Terrific…Radiant…Humble: Maureen Corrigan reviews a new book about the life of E.B. White and the origins of Charlotte’s Web.