Book Review: In Memory of Bread

A memoir by Paul Graham

I just finished reading Paul Graham’s memoir In Memory of Bread. I read this book because I was perplexed at the explosion of gluten-free products everywhere. I’m a diabetic and it used to be that shelves in supermarkets were filled with sugar-free items but now those have been overtaken by gluten-free. Now I know that for most people, this is just another trend, a way to lose weight or get healthy. And one day, another trend will come along and dethrone it. But I was curious about the underlying reason why these products were developed.