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.
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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.
“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.