to the moon and back:
a childhood under the influence

Coming September 18, 2018

Lisa Kohn’s memoir of being raised in and torn between two conflicting, bipolar worlds. There was the world she longed for and lived in on weekends – her mother’s world, which was the fanatical, puritanical cult of the Moonies – and the world she was forced to live in during the week – her father’s world, which was based in sex, drugs, and the squalor of life in the 1970’s in the East Village of New York City.

To the Moon and Back

You really need to read this book, because it’s awesome.

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Jenny Lawson, the Bloggess 'New York Times' bestselling author of 'Furiously Happy'

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Lisa Kohn

Lisa’s long-running blog offers hope and potential joy to others who may feel beaten or damaged by their upbringing or circumstances. Lisa shares stories and thoughts from her unconventional childhood and self-destructive early 20s, as well as her challenges, peace, and healing of today.

to the moon
and back

Told with spirited candor, to the moon and back reveals how one can leave behind such absurdity and horror and create a life of intention and joy. This is the fascinating tale of a story rarely told in its full complexity.


Coming September 2018

Coaching, Consulting, & Speaking

As a partner at Chatsworth Consulting Group, Lisa focuses on leadership consulting and executive coaching, and spends much of her time speaking, writing, teaching, and presenting ideas and approaches to life and to business.

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Life is too short to not have it be good

I do firmly believe this. Life is too short to not have it be good, and it’s up to me to make it as good as I can. I’ve had my tough moments. I’ve been through “stuff.” I’ve been through enough stuff that I could stay with that stuff forever. We all could. But that...

“At least he had f—–g consistency!”

I have the greatest book club on my block. It literally is up and down the block, which makes it very easy to get to (and makes excuses like, “I don’t even have time to pop in for a few minutes” quite lame). Perhaps driven by me and my memoir – and therefore love of...

Breathe into the space

There is a lot going on. We’re putting the finishing touches on the digital versions of to the moon and back and pushing to finalize the paperback version so that can go up for preorder too — plus finalizing a pre-order incentive campaign that hits soon....

Does the fear ever go away?

That’s the question I was asked. “Does the fear ever go away?” It was an inquiry on my website from an ex-Moonie. I get them periodically. I love getting them. I devour them as soon as I notice they’re there, and then I reread them a few more times. My next step is...