Writers and their Snack Choices


What kind of caloric encouragement do writers need to get through a day?

Snack choices are among the most important quotidian decisions we make, and often we’re consistent with the ones that work best. Our very own Wendy MacNaughton charts the snack decisions of authors in this beautiful graphic for the New York Times. She can make Walt Whitman’s dubious breakfast selection of oysters and meat look like a good idea with her illustration skills.

You may have guessed Michael Pollan’s tea and roasted almond preference, but did you know that F. Scott Fitzgerald found nourishment in canned meat and apples?

Sam Riley is an adult who works at McSweeney's. More from this author →