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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Graham Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9780735286856
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When Paul Graham was suddenly diagnosed with a serious wheat allergy at the age of thirty-six, he was forced to say goodbye to traditional pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and more. Gone, too, were some of his favorite hobbies, including brewing beer with a buddy and gorging on his wife’s homemade breads. Struggling to understand why he and so many others had become allergic to wheat, barley, rye, oats, and other dietary staples, Graham researched the production of modern wheat and learned that not only has the grain been altered from ancestral varieties but it’s also commonly added to thousands of processed foods.

In writing that is effortless and engaging, Graham explores why incidence of the disease is on the rise while also grappling with an identity crisis—given that all his favorite pastimes involved wheat in some form. His honest, unflinching, and at times humorous journey towards health and acceptance makes an inspiring read.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Combine[s] an intelligent survey of modern agriculture with a touching story of a small but all-too-real grief. His book is an essay that does what essays should: combine a useful idea with a poignant moral.“

    Adam Gopnik, New York Times bestselling author

  • "[A] sometimes funny, sometimes poignant chronology…with a wide-ranging, well-researched dissertation on wheat, involving history, culture, chemistry and agriculture.”

    Washington Post

  • “Highly recommend[ed] for anyone who’s a foodie…anyone who has interest in food, in cooking, and how we eat today.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “In detailed and thoughtful prose, balancing the lyrical with the scientific, Graham illustrates how his deep connection to bread was challenged and how his body was gravely poisoned by his glutinous true love.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “MacLeod Andrews’ narration is warm, calm, and skillful as he navigates Graham’s sadness at saying farewell to the familiar aromas and textures of all things gluten…[A] thoughtful, precise performance.”


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About the Narrator

MacLeod Andrews is an actor and multiple award-winning audiobook narrator. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.