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’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

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I knew I was heading to BookCon. (And by the way, BookCon – meeting, and signing my book for, 100 strangers in less than 30 minutes – was so, so cool!) I knew I needed to remind Danny (my dad) that I’d written a memoir and to tell him that it was being published. I...

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