Under my skin book title Elise Krentzel

✨A raw inspiring story✨

In this fast-paced memoir, Elise Krentzel took charge of the tumultuous 1970's by making a name for herself as a rock journalist who toured Japan with Kiss. As a child, her parents encouraged her to sing, play music, and write but she wasn't allowed to be "herself". Alienated, she hid her heart and learned to become a stranger in her own skin as the torment of early childhood taught her to mistrust everyone, especially herself.

Under my skin book cover Elise Krentzel, Drama, trauma & rock n roll

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As an adolescent traveling in Europe, Elise came to realize there was more to life than sex, money, and fame. With newly instilled vigor and drive, Elise set out to break her toxic cycles, determined to become someone people would notice.

At 19 years old-the youngest journalist on the KISS Japan Tour-she negotiated a plum job with one of the biggest players in the Japanese music industry, desperately trying to fill the gaping hole left by feeling unheard and unloved by those she depended on most: her family.

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About the Author

Elise Krentzel began writing and traveling the globe as a teenager. First published at 17 in rock magazines in the USA and Canada, she went on to achieve many firsts. She introduced punk rock to the Japanese market, was the Tokyo Bureau Chief of Billboard Magazine, the first foreign DJ on FM radio in Japan, and later founded a digital travel publishing company with GPS in the pre-internet days. She blogged before it was a "thing". She runs a PR and Editorial agency, ghostwrites non-fiction, and coaches up and coming badass young women. Her greatest joy is her son and helping others heal their trauma. Elise is currently working on book number two in her trilogy.

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At 16 while on tour in Europe for the summer, Elise discovered boys from several countries.

As a  teen going through puberty, I  was fortunate to have a mother without hangups on the topic of sexuality. She taught me to be prepared. And I was”

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Spanning three continents and twenty years, Under My Skin tells the story of a street-smart, vulnerable Jewish girl from the Bronx and how she changed her life, forever.

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A story of how a Bronx girl raised in a dysfunctional family in the 1970s led her to become a rock ‘n’ roll journalist who toured Japan with KISS.

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