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Pam Grout

Author, National Geographic's 100 Best Volunteer Vacations

Pam Grout is a hopeless romantic who still believes the world is a beautiful place, that people are noble and that anything is possible.<br /> <br /> For a living, she writes books and articles for such places as People magazine, Men's Journal and CNN Travel. She also enjoys writing letters to her daughter, but that's more about making a life than a living. She's keenly aware there's a huge difference.<br /> <br /> In making a life, she has traveled to all the world's continents, learned 59 ways to make a fort out of sofa cushions, perfected a mean tennis forehand and volunteered at a women's prison and free health clinic.<br /> <br /> Her recent book, <em>E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments to Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality</em>, was on the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list for 20 weeks and has been translated into 30 some languages.<br /> <br /> Find out more about Pam and her out-of-the-box take on life at her sometimes updated website at <a href="http://www.pamgrout.com" target="_hplink">www.pamgrout.com</a> or @PamGrout