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E.B. White

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The Resume

    (July 11, 1899-October 1, 1985)
    Birth name is Elwyn Brooks White
    Best known as the author of 'Stuart Little,' 'Charlotte's Web' and 'The Trumpet of the Swan'
    Authored 'One Man's Meat' and 'The Second Tree From the Corner'
    Wrote the essays 'Once More to the Lake' and 'The Ring of Time'
    Columnist for 'Harper's' magazine (1938-1943)
    Wrote 'The Elements of Style,' a manual for writing

Why he might be annoying:

    Despite being an accomplished essayist, most people only remember him for his children's books.
    He said that writing was difficult and not good for someone's disposition.
    He began writing 'Stuart Little' to amuse his young niece, who was a grown adult by the time he finished.
    He was extremely shy about speaking in public, often having others talk for him.
    He received several honorary degrees.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is internationally renowned for writing 'Charlotte's Web.'
    He attacked segregation in his essay, 'The Ring of Time (1956).'
    He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S. (1963).
    He was elected to the distinguished American Academy of Arts and Letters (1971).
    He died of Alzheimer's disease (1985).

Credit: Ratman

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 9 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 35 Votes: 37.14% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 31.58% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 61 Votes: 39.34% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 106 Votes: 60.38% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 100 Votes: 37.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 42 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 113 Votes: 45.13% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 115 Votes: 49.57% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 340 Votes: 42.65% Annoying