GLEE, which stands for “gluten-free,” written by Elizabeth Atkinson, was initially sparkled by the fact that the author’s daughter, Bridgette, was heading off to college where she would have to take care of herself and her gluten-free needs in the dorm, eating on campus, and eating out off-campus. Elizabeth wanted to create a guide or manual which could ease this transition.
In reading this book I knew any young adult presented with this book would carry it around as if they had a friend guiding them day by day. Elizabeth writes this book page by page, in perfect sequence, little by little giving vital information, to the perfect finale, teaching cooking, then well-researched references and many other books.
Had I been diagnosed with celiac disease as a child and I could only take one book as I was off to college, after having reviewed over the twenty books to my name, I would without a doubt choose Elizabeth Atkinson’s book, GLEE! On the other hand, I have three children in their twenties, and I would hand this very book to my child or any child, gluten-free or not, heading off to college or the independence of adulthood.
Elizabeth writes simply, keeps the subject light, yet communicates what needs to be understood and applied. This is a very well-written book, and I’m happy to know this is a resource. This was one of the most enjoyable reads on celiac, due to HER sense of humor.
This resource book is given a thumbs up and is HIGHLY recommended by me.
From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.