Thursday, August 18, 2016

In Memory of Bread: A Memoir by Paul Graham

At age thirty-six, Graham is diagnosed with celiac disease. He loves beer and bread and this makes eating gluten-free even more challenging. His wife voluntarily chooses to eat gluten-free as well (wow!) so they work together to find substitutes for bread and baked goods. His friends start keeping gluten-free products at their houses too so that they can feed him when he visits. That is true friendship. :)

Graham's writing was very easy to read. I appreciated that he wrote about how eating gluten-free affected his physical health, social experience, identity, and his mental health as well.

After reading the more science based books that I wrote about earlier this week, it was a nice break to read a memoir about the practical realities of eating gluten free. 

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