A Brief Biography of E.B. White

1396 Words Feb 21st, 2018 6 Pages
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” (White). Elwyn was a great and always full of humor and that came out especially in his writings. All growing up I read a lot of his books because they were books that were in the family for a long time and every one of my siblings read them growing up. They were books that we passed down because they were some of the best books for kids to read when they were old enough to understand what they were about. E.B White always had a sense of humor in his writings. It was something that could never be copied in the same way that he would write.
E.B White was born July 11, 1899 in Mount Vernon, New York. He lived with his mother Jessie Hart and his father Samuel Tilly White. His father was a piano manufacturer but it was never clear as to what his mother had for a job. It could have been that she never a job considering the time period that White grew up in. He was one of six kids having two brothers and three sisters. Although having six children would make it pretty close to having a full time job, so I would find it pretty hard to find a job of caring for the family. His parents named him Elwyn Brooks White, but he was not the biggest fan of it. He states that, “I never liked that Elwyn. My mother just hung it on me because she’d run out of names,” he told The New York Times in 1980 (“Elwyn Brooks White”). On White’s twelth birthday his…
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