In Memory of Bread: A Memoir by Paul Graham chronicles Graham’s life after his diagnosis of celiac disease. Many people today who do not have celiac disease are choosing gluten-free lifestyles, but this book shows the complexitities of what it is like to actually have the disease – and navigate life in a bread-oriented world. Graham points out that a lot of individuals with celiac disease are often not given the correct diagnosis right away; the book not only serves as a memoir, but also an educational tool. Readers without Graham’s condition will easily be able to relate to the memoir, because it’s not just about bread or the lack thereof, but rather an examination of how we cope with the loss of things we love.
You can find In Memory of Bread here.