The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies by Megan Griswold

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Author Pam Houston calls The Book of Help "a bright, self-effacing, celebratory, gut-wrenching and hilarious chronicle of one woman's attempt to heal both herself and the parts of the world she intersects. It reminds us, in these dizzyingly corrupted times, of the redemption to be found in good friends, good dogs, and good therapy, and urges us to make the world we want to live in. This book is an all-night sleepover ouija board/tarot card/magic eight ball session of delight."

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. 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.The Book of Help traces one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind.

This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5. Megan will answer questions and sign books. 

Event address: 
184 S. Candler St.
Decatur, GA 30030
The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies Cover Image
$24.29
ISBN: 9781635652208
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rodale Books - January 22nd, 2019

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSLLER • “In a world full of spiritual seekers, Megan Griswold is an undisputed all-star. What a delightful journey!”—Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love