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 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

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

Jenny Lawson

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

What Lisa Does

Lisa Kohn
Writes

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 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.

Lisa Kohn Writes

It’s all about connection

A dear friend emailed me the other day, asking for help. She, like many people, finds these times troubling. “How does one manage one’s outrage and feelings of helplessness when we watch what's going on in this country?” she asked. Her father is a Holocaust refugee....

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...

I just told Danny about my book

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...

Joyful in my now

I’ve decided to be joyful in my now. I know – I decide this often. Over and over again I decide I’ll do it. Over and over again I recommit myself to it. There is so much to be joyful about. There are so many reasons to smile. Even as I write this, I can feel the...

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