Filled with black and white photographs of White's life, each chapter captures not only life events and family members, but clever type, art mediums, and text structures. Anything but traditional, the book explores the detours of his life. Rather than get a job right out of college, White became a camp counselor and traveled across country in a Model T named Hotspur. Though his parents weren't too happy about his choice, he and his friend, Cush, took the trip with no plan or map. They were equipped with camping gear, clothes, a fiddle, typewriters, and a Webster's Dictionary.
Though there were few paved roads in 1922, they traveled across the U.S. making money where they could. They played piano for meals, sandpapered dance floors, and sold a sonnet to finance their journey. This adventure is typical of White's life and provided lots of experiences for his writing life. The biography contains pictures of many primary source documents from his handwritten draft of Charlotte's Web to the articles that he wrote for The New Yorker. This biography is as fun to look at as it is to read.