Updated: Jan 23, 2019
THE BOOK OF HELP is the story of one woman's life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind: 15,000 hours, four decades, six continents, and 290 trial remedies.
Megan Griswold is passionate about helping other find their own path, having learned from her own. She has logged over 15,000 hours journeying through remedies from the simple to the wild- from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.
In THE BOOK OF HELP: A Memoir in Remedies, Megan reports from the fringe, the alternative, from the backcountry to the front, in stories that trace her lifelong attempt to become a more loving, more awake, more durable person in an increasingly complex world.
About the Author
With degrees from Barnard, Yale, and the Institute of Taoist education and acupuncture, Megan Griswold 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, a spokesperson for egg freezing, an off-the-grid interior designer, and the creator of the backcountry-meets-high-style online store Little Moving Spaces. She resides (mostly) in a yurt in Kelly, Wyoming.
Advanced Praise for THE BOOK OF HELP
"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 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love
"By turns funny and aching, The Book of Help is Eat, Pray, Love on speed. Not even the Buddha was as determined as Griswold to find inner peace." - Patricia Marx, author of Let's Be Less Stupid
"Megan Griswold's fantastic memoir is part medicine for our time, part balm for our collective wounds, part instruction manual. Unexpectedly hilarious, self-depreciating, moving and a story for all women in this time. I couldn't put it down. I read it aloud to my fiancé, 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, New York Times bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
About the Book
THE BOOK OF HELP
A Memoir in Remedies
By Megan Griswold
Rodale Books | On-Sale Date: January 22, 2019
Hardcover | $26.99 | ISBN: 978-1-635-65220-8
Many thanks to Rodale Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.