Best-Selling Author Megan Griswold and The Book of Help– Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm

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Date & Time

Wed, Apr 24 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Address (map)

3321 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Venue (website)

Chaucer's Books

THE BOOK OF HELP

MEGAN GRISWOLD

Chaucer’s Books is excited and very pleased to host Megan Griswold, author of the new and best-selling memoir entitled, The Book of Help.

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, 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.

“Griswold’s debut…provides an exhaustive look at alternative treatments, but wrapped up in that narrative is a personal tale about her own quest to find comfort and healing from the scars of her youth and the tragedy of her divorce… As remedies, the results were decidedly mixed, but vicariously living them through her telling makes for a fascinating book. Soul-searching has never been more comprehensive.” –Kirkus

“When Griswold discovers that her husband has an addiction to phone sex and prostitutes, her mother tells her this is all good material. Given this, readers won’t likely blame the author for seeking her own answers.” –Booklist

Griswold attended Barnard College, received an MA from Yale, and went on to earn a licentiate degree from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. She has trained and received certifications as a doula, shiatsu practitioner, yoga instructor, personal trainer, and in wilderness medicine, among others. She has worked as a mountain instructor, a Classical Five Element acupuncturist, a freelance reporter, an NPR All Things Considered commentator and an off-the-grid interior designer. She resides (mostly) in a yurt in Kelly, Wyoming.

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