‘The Great American Cereal Book’ by Marty Gitlin & Topher Ellis
Who doesn’t love cereal, right? Off the top of my head, I’d say my favorites are: Raisin Bran Crunch, Cracklin’ Oat Bran and Frosted Mini-Wheats (and to those who enjoy the non-frosted kind… seriously, how can I help?). Yes, I love cereal for breakfast and I love it as a snack. So good.
And it’s for those reasons that The Great American Cereal Book made its way into my reading queue. From the Amazon description:
Award-winning writer Marty Gitlin and co-author Topher Ellis provide behind-the-scenes stories about the creation of these iconic kitchen-table companions, with 350 images of cereal boxes, vintage ads, and rare memorabilia.
Admittedly I’m a total sucker for all things nostalgia (see also: the NES & SNES Classic Editions). I’ll even admit to wading through this history of game shows when I was in — ahem — high school. So why wouldn’t I be interested in a compendium of breakfast cereal facts & figures? Pour the milk and let’s eat!