NOW IN PAPERBACK AFTER FOUR HARDCOVER PRINTINGS.The Book of Help has been a surprise hit in hardcover with great bookseller support. This book is a classic long tail, gaining sales traction over time. The author toured extensively to support the hardcover and will do the same for the paperback, which is a perfect summer read.
LA TIMES BESTSELLER. On the Los Angeles Times bestseller list for six weeks and continuing to sell at a steady rate.
THE ANTI SELF-HELP BOOK. Readers who are tired of reading the same positive affirmations over and over again will find it refreshing to dip into Griswold’s experiences—she does a rice fast and shamanic journeying so they don’t have to. Alternative treatments like homeopathy, energy healing, Qi Gong, and traditional healing are becoming more and more popular, with 38% of adults in the US using these methods (according to the CDC).
AUTHOR HAS EXTENSIVE CONNECTIONS. From working as a freelance reporter, through her online store, and different walks of life, Megan has cultivated many relationships with folks in the media and beyond, including former coworkers at NPR, writers at W Magazine, New York Magazine, the New York Times Styles section, and Vanity Fair. She has connections to producers at NBC and the Today Show. Megan’s unique life story makes her the perfect expert to call on when it comes to alternative therapies or experimental healing techniques.
“Griswold walks us through four decades of vulnerability, humiliation and ferocious effort to make meaning out of misfortune.”—Goop
“Megan Griswold’s fantastic memoir is part-medicine for our time, part-balm for our collective wounds, part-instruction manual. Unexpectedly hilarious, self-deprecating, moving, and a story for all women in this time, I couldn’t put it down. I read it aloud to my fiancé, to our daughter, to my friends. It’s the book that makes you jog the elbow of the person sitting next to you and say, ‘You’ve GOT to read this.’ You’ve got to read this. Megan is in touch with where the rest of us may have limped off course.”—Alexandra Fuller, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Before the Rains Come
“Megan Griswold’s intimate, chatty, marvelous voice scooped me up on the first page of The Book of Help and she never left my side until the last. This open hearted, soul searching, intensely readable memoir reminds us that we are far from alone on our journey and how ever much we might want them—there are no finish lines, just resting stops where we can heal, learn, gather strength and, most importantly, keep going.”—Isabel Gillies, New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day
“The Book of Help is a homecoming of healing. If you think you know what a memoir is, this book subverts everything you know. In her honest, openhearted prose, Griswold examines her life through remedies, from the simple to the wild.”—Nina McConigley, author of Cowboys and East Indians, winner of the PEN Open Book Award
“An inventive, deeply original plummet into self-exploration that is part emotional repair manual, part memoir and entirely wonderful.”—Amanda Stern, author of Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life
“An all-night sleepover ouija board/tarot card/magic eight ball session of delight.”—Pam Houston, author of Deep Creek
“By turns funny and aching, The Book of Help is Eat, Pray, Love on speed. Not even the Buddha was as determined as Griswold to find inner peace.”—Patricia Marx, author of Let’s Be Less Stupid
“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 Reviews
“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….This [book] will appeal to like-minded seekers.”—Booklist
“Griswold’s vulnerability and deeply honest writing will captivate and bolster readers in their own search for improvement.”—Publishers Weekly
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