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The Meat Diaries: Book 1


The Meat Diaries, an interactive memoir, is digitized for the first time. Nickolas Butler embraced our calm interrogation. Over the course of a year, we exchanged emails with Nick, but also recorded hours of phone conversations, learning not just about his experience working at Oscar Meyer, but also how it felt to revisit those memories. In this three-part series, we've curated a selection of diary pages intermixed with context and conversation. It's our hope these topics animate the experience, but should you wish to survey his words on your own — unfiltered and in chronological order — you will find a spread at the bottom of each showcase with the full contents of the diaries. At present, only Meat Diary #1 is fully available. 

The Meat Diaries: #1

Explore Meat Diary #1 in chronological order below. Do keep in mind, the diary is an private space.
These were not written with the intention of ever being viewed publicly.  

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