Penguin Random House
The Book of Help
A MEMOIR IN REMEDIES
By MEGAN GRISWOLD
ABOUT THE BOOK OF HELP
LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSLLER ‚Ä¢ WINNER OF THE NAUTILUS BOOK AWARD ‚Ä¢ ‚ÄúIn a world full of spiritual seekers, Megan Griswold is an undisputed all-star. What a delightful journey!‚Äù‚ÄîElizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love
The Book of Help traces one woman‚Äôs life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswold‚Äôs narrative spans four decades and six continents‚Äîfrom 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‚Äîat 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‚Äôs landed in jail, Megan must accept that her many certificates, degrees and licenses had not been the finish line she‚Äôd 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.