Join us for a reading with Megan Griswold, author of The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies. This even will be free and open to the public.
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 Griswold 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 called in the middle of the night to say he’d landed in jail, Megan had to 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.
"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, bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love
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, and personal trainer, as well as a certification in wilderness medicine. 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.