The best seats Lisa Kohn ever had at Madison Square Garden were at her mother’s mass wedding, and the best cocaine she ever had was from her father’s friend, the judge.
Born to hippie parents and raised in New York City’s East Village in the 1970s, Lisa’s early years were a mixture of encounter groups, primal screams, macrobiotic diets, communes, Indian ashrams, Jefferson Airplane concerts in Central Park, and watching naked actors on off-Broadway stages during the musical HAIR. By the time her older brother was ten, Lisa’s father had him smoking pot. By the time Lisa was ten, Lisa’s mother had them pledging their lives to the Unification Church (the “Moonies”) and self-appointed Messiah, Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
As a child Lisa knew the ecstatic comfort of inclusion in a cult and as a teenager the torment of rebelling against it. As an adult, Lisa struggled to break free from the hold of abuse and the scars in her heart, mind, and psyche–battling her own addictions and inner demons and searching her soul for a sense of self-worth. Told in 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.
To the Moon and Back is a moving, poignant and inspiring story courtesy of the author Lisa Kohn who throughout her book narrates the story of her life and her self-healing journey and what the reader will read is eye-opening as well as incredibly moving. The journey the reader is taken on is emotional, sometimes upsetting but it is an inspiring story above all that will move and touch its readers from start to finish. To the Moon and Back is a unique book because it is a memoir that is also a self-help guide for those that have had similar experiences as Lisa and that is one of the many qualities I love about To the Moon and Back and why I believe every reader should have the pleasure of it.
To the Moon and Back is an enlightening, honest and incredible memoir book courtesy of an exceptional woman. Lisa’s tale is harrowing, poignant and inspiring and she will take her readers on the journey of her life and how she healed herself. The result of this book is touching as well as inspiring and will inspire many readers, and so I have to implore everybody to read this impressive book as you will not regret it.
To the Moon and Back is a phenomenal book that will introduce the reader to the narrator and focus of the story, Lisa Kohn. Lisa grew up in New York City’s East Village in the 1970s and it is here that she had an upbringing like no other. Lisa was born to hippie parents, and by the age of 10, Lisa becomes a part of a cult when her mother pledged support to the self-appointed Messiah, Reverend Sun Myung Moon. Growing up Lisa struggled with the cult, and when she reached adulthood, she struggled the hardest when she tried to escape from its clutches and all the abuse she had endured over the years. I do not want to spoil Lisa’s story as she best tells it but what follows is a captivating journey full of many highs and lows and is a memoir not to be missed.
Lisa Kohn’s story is one of the most shocking but inspirational stories I have ever read. Lisa’s journey is upsetting at points, and although the events throughout this book are hard-hitting, the primary feeling associated with this book is inspiration as Lisa’s courage and determination to pursue healing and overcome her circumstances and find peace is truly beautiful.
Lisa’s story is incredible, it is, of course, harrowing, especially when she informs the reader of the many things she experienced but when Lisa takes the reader beyond this and to the present and her current successes, the reader can’t help but think that this is an incredibly inspirational tale and that is exactly how I felt.
Lisa Kohn is an incredible woman for many reasons, but one of the reasons she is so wonderful is because she brazenly shares her story to help readers and to speak her truth. I adore how Lisa did not hold back on the details of hardships, she poignantly writes about all the difficulties she has endured, and it makes for profound reading. The reader won’t be able not to admire Lisa for all that she has been through and all that she has accomplished; she indeed is an inspirational woman, and I adored her tale.
Overall To the Moon and Back, is an incredibly inspirational and honest tale. It takes a lot for a person to be so honest and to tell their tale so I admire Lisa for doing just this and sharing her tale in the hope that she can help others. As To the Moon and Back is one of the most inspirational tales I have ever read, I have no choice but to award this incredible book a dazzling five stars as it truly deserves it!
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