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Megan Griswold, The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies

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Fri, 02/22/2019 - 7:00pm
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Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
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The Book of Help traces one woman's life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswold's narrative spans four decades and six continents -- from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine. Megan was born into a family who enthusiastically embraced the offerings of New Age California culture -- at seven she asked Santa for her first mantra and by 12 she was taking weekend workshops on personal growth. But later, when her newly-wedded husband calls in the middle of the night to say he's landed in jail, Megan must accept that her many certificates, degrees and licenses had not been the finish line she'd once imagined them to be, but instead the preliminary training for what would prove to be the wildest, most growth-insisting journey of her life.

Megan Griswold went to Barnard College, received an MA from Yale, and went on to earn a licentiate degree from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. She has trained and received certifications as a doula, shiatsu practitioner, yoga instructor, personal trainer, and in wilderness medicine, among others. She has worked as a mountain instructor, a Classical Five Element acupuncturist, a freelance reporter, an NPR All Things Considered commentator and an off-the grid interior designer. She resides (mostly) in a yurt in Kelly, Wyoming.

"In a world full of spiritual seekers, Megan Griswold is an undisputed All-star. She has spent her life examining her existence in patient, courageous, and microscopic detail, and now she has written about her search with tender and comic honesty. What a delightful journey!"
~Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

"Megan Griswold's fantastic memoir is part medicine for our time, part balm for our collective wounds, part instruction manual. Unexpectedly hilarious, self-deprecating, moving and a story for all women in this time, I couldn't put it down. I read it aloud to my fiance, to our daughter, to my friends. It's the book that makes you jog the elbow of the person sitting next to you and say, "You've GOT to read this." You've got to read this. Megan is in touch with where the rest of us may have limped off course."
~Alexandra Fuller, NY Times bestselling author of Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781635652208
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Published: Rodale Books - January 22nd, 2019

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