This was the first book I read when I knew I had to go gluten-free. When I read the first chapter I cried because I linked so many of symptoms to being glutenized-I finally had answers and could relate to so much of the book. That was a little over a month ago. It was informative and encouraging, giving good advice in how to deal with social aspects of being gluten free. I gave the book to my mom to better understand what it means to be gluten free and how I can only have certain foods. Hopefully this will help her with her questions in how to cook/bake when I am home and for holidays. While this transition has been difficult and a huge challenge, I felt that reading Elisabeth's book was a great start in the journey.