to the moon and back:
a childhood under the influence

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Lisa Kohn’s memoir of being raised in and torn between two conflicting 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 New York City’s East Village in the 1970’s.

To the Moon and Back

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Silver Medal Award

2019 Shortlist


2018 INDIES Book of the Year


13th Annual Finalist


Honorable Mention


2019 Finalist

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

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What Lisa Does

Lisa Kohn
Writes

Lisa’s long-running blog offers hope and joy to others who may feel beaten or damaged by their upbringing or circumstances.
Lisa shares stories from her past, 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
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.

Coaching, Consulting, & Speaking

As a Chatsworth Consulting Group Partner, Lisa focuses on leadership consulting and executive coaching, spending time speaking, writing, teaching, and presenting approaches to life and business.

Lisa Kohn Writes

Be in the moment and enjoy your life

This was the advice someone gave me. Someone I respect – and love – a lot. It seems like good advice. Quite good advice. I can get caught in my own head. I can go down the rabbit-hole of thinking – some might say obsessing – on the things that are bothering me or...
I was best friends with the Messiah’s children

I was best friends with the Messiah’s children

Many people tell me that they couldn’t do what I’m doing. Somehow the fact that I’ve pretty much bared my soul (and my insecurities and anxieties) to friends, family, clients, and strangers – and that I do it over and over again, and more and more, each time I speak...

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