The Book Of Help: A Memoir In Remedies (Penguin Random House)
Wednesday • June 19 • 6pm
U District store
Discussion & Book Signing
This event has been cancelled due to illness.
The Book of Help traces one womans life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswolds narrative spans four decades and six continentsfrom 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 cultur at seven she asked Santa for her first mantra and by twelve she was taking weekend workshops on personal growth. But later, when her newly-wedded husband calls in the middle of the night to say hes landed in jail, Megan must accept that her many certificates, degrees and licenses had not been the finish line shed 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.
Buy Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event. $26.99