The Book of Help
The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies by Megan Griswold traces one woman's lifelong 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 psychotropics 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 California New Age 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 have not been the finish line she'd once imagined them to be, but instead the preliminary training for what will prove to be the wildest, most growth-insisting journey of her life.
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