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Book Clubs Pay It Forward

Pat Grissom uses her own nightmarish experiences with an unfaithful husband and the lessons she learned to offer groups a means of benefit women’s shelters while reading her powerful book, ‘Too Much Gold to Flush, the Gift of Infidelity’


Many women find themselves in a less-than-ideal relationships, despite the warnings of their friends and family. Author Pat Grissom found herself in a nightmare marriage; it ended while she was still a newlywed. Her world was turned upside down.  In her book, Too Much Gold to Flush, the Gift of Infidelity, she tells her story and the lessons that she learned along the way, offering insight to others who find themselves in a similar situation.  With the decision to write the book, Grissom also resolved to benefit women’s shelters.  Grissom knew that the women who go to shelters are also dealing with emotional struggles, which are nearly always compounded by a lack of financial support and training to find jobs to support themselves and their children.

Grissom doesn’t hold anything back; “This book tells my story – every embarrassing detail as well as each triumph I discovered along the way.”  Although, initially, she wanted to expose her husband—now in prison—as a “sex addict and a pedophile”, while painting herself as “the wronged heroine”, she comes to the powerful realization that her marital misery arose as a result of her own decisions.

While this can be a tough and humbling pill for many to swallow, Grissom’s perspective helps women to see this all-too-painful realization in a new, positive light; “With that realization, I discovered an incredible gift—this situation offered an opportunity to grow that I would never get any other way.”  Through self-examination, Grissom was able to evolve out of the victim mentality and create life for herself that is “full of meaning and purpose.”


It is Grissom’s hopes that her book will offer the reader insight in finding the gold in any challenging situation while enjoying a fascinating read at the same time.  She is offering any group the option of buying her hardback, illustrated book at a 50% discount, $12.50 instead of $25 if they purchase a minimum of 6 copies and agree to either make a cash donation or organize a service project for a local women’s shelter.  Additionally, she will “attend” their meeting via Skype or speaker phone for any group that purchases a minimum of 18 copies.  Visit  for more information or email with questions.

Pat Grissom

Pat Grissom has lived through the nightmare that she writes about, and she has used her experiences to benefit others.  She is a retired college professor who taught study skills, where she “preached loud and long about the importance of making wise choices and being responsible for my own actions”.  Grissom says of Too Much Gold to Flush, “The irony of this book is that it gave me the perfect opportunity to pass my own class.”  She lives in Friendswood, Texas, located between Houston and Galveston.

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  1. Kiran Blake

    I look forward to sharing your story of HOPE…

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