Book of Help with Megan Griswold

Megan Griswold Event
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

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, & 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 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 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.


As a most personal and private ghostwriter, Megan helps others tackle life's challenges through the written word. She also assists individuals in navigating and selecting their own therapeutic and global adventures. She's kissed a lot of therapeutic frogs (metaphorically only) so you don't have to. Megan can help you edit your Choose Your Own Adventure in hopes you find the most efficient way to experience the world you want.

She's a big believer in what the outside can do to your insides. She's the anti-guru. Meaning, she'd rather poke herself in the eyes with sharp sticks than have anyone think she wants to be one. And she's really good at sorting out the waste of time ones. Megan holds a Bachelor's from Columbia University, a Masters in International Relations from Yale and a licentiate from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. She has worked as a mountain instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School, an NPR 'All Things Considered' commentator and a classical acupuncturist in private practice. She's a trained doula, Zero Balancer, NIA instructor, NCCAOM acupuncturist, Wilderness First Responder, shiatsu practitioner, NASM personal trainer and has completed advanced yoga teacher trainings with Richard Freeman. She resides in a yurt in Wyoming.

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The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635652208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rodale Books - January 22nd, 2019