The best oAny DayO columns and feature stories by Henry Mitchell, the beloved Washington Post writer and author of The Essential Earthman and One ManOs Garden.
Henry Mitchell, who died in 1993, was a long-time columnist for the Washington Post and the author of two famous gardening books, The Essential Earthman and One Man's Garden.
"These essays have such charm and perfection of style that reading them gives me a greater sense of well-being than the pills I occasionally take for my back. And that is powerful medicine."- Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe "... a graceful and gracious observer of the human condition." - Wilson Quarterly "His essays are sharp, witty, and sure to bring you a smile." - Good Times "I had thought to begin [this review] with a quotation, but in thumbing through this book to select one, I got trapped for 45 minutes and forgot my purpose entirely. You will just have to buy the book... Highly recommended." - The American Cottage Gardener " ... will give more lasting pleasure than anything currently on the nonfiction bestseller list... This is a wonderful book, made even more so by the pen-and-ink drawings of Mitchell's longtime illustrator, artist Susan Davis."- Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World "Now ... I can have my Mitchell seven days a week and twice on Sundays without fussing (all-thumbs Mitchell fashion) with microfiche reels." - Indianapolis Star "This is a stimulating collection of essays by a man who had something to say and knew how to say it well." - Library Journal " ... superb ... acute observations by a writer whose sharp eye and grace with words are a blessing to those fortunate enough to read them." - Publishers Weekly "This man's place in the wilder, more creative confines of journalism is secure. This man's voice will never die. This man's voice will resound forever." - Benjamin Bradlee, The Washington Post "A jubilation of a book to be read, reread and reread." - Thomas Lovejoy, Smithsonian Institution