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My Sober Little Moon is a raw and edgy poetry book that can guide anyone to healing. Jon brings his unique story of suffering and restoration in a style everyone can relate to. The poems are heart wrenching and bring the reader on a colorful journey of self discovery and restoration. We had difficulties  speaking emotions  into verbal entities,  so you asked me for a My Sober Little Moon is a raw and edgy poetry book that can guide anyone to healing. Jon brings his unique story of suffering and restoration in a style everyone can relate to. The poems are heart wrenching and bring the reader on a colorful journey of self discovery and restoration. We had difficulties  speaking emotions  into verbal entities,  so you asked me for a letter,  but I refused,  for everything you had to know  was written in the  aging lines of my face.


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My Sober Little Moon is a raw and edgy poetry book that can guide anyone to healing. Jon brings his unique story of suffering and restoration in a style everyone can relate to. The poems are heart wrenching and bring the reader on a colorful journey of self discovery and restoration. We had difficulties  speaking emotions  into verbal entities,  so you asked me for a My Sober Little Moon is a raw and edgy poetry book that can guide anyone to healing. Jon brings his unique story of suffering and restoration in a style everyone can relate to. The poems are heart wrenching and bring the reader on a colorful journey of self discovery and restoration. We had difficulties  speaking emotions  into verbal entities,  so you asked me for a letter,  but I refused,  for everything you had to know  was written in the  aging lines of my face.

37 review for My Sober Little Moon

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alice-Elizabeth (Prolific Reader Alice)

    Read on Kindle Unlimited! I chose this one to read because of the cover. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Jon's writing style. I loved how open, raw and honest he was about his struggles with OCD and mental health. That in itself is never easy to do. Very good read! Read on Kindle Unlimited! I chose this one to read because of the cover. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Jon's writing style. I loved how open, raw and honest he was about his struggles with OCD and mental health. That in itself is never easy to do. Very good read!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dona reads Too many At a time!

    By the time I reached the end of "My Sober Little Moon" by the capable poet, Jon Lupin, I had fallen in love with it. Or perhaps it's more accurate to say I faceplanted into affection for it? The speakers willingness to be vulnerable allows the reader to connect, and the beauty of the lines allows the reader to enjoy. The artwork is lovely and curious, the magnificent bear romping in the moon across the entire book. Find artist Kathleen Rule at KathleenRule.com. From the very start of My Sober Li By the time I reached the end of "My Sober Little Moon" by the capable poet, Jon Lupin, I had fallen in love with it. Or perhaps it's more accurate to say I faceplanted into affection for it? The speakers willingness to be vulnerable allows the reader to connect, and the beauty of the lines allows the reader to enjoy. The artwork is lovely and curious, the magnificent bear romping in the moon across the entire book. Find artist Kathleen Rule at KathleenRule.com. From the very start of My Sober Little Moon, Lupin writes authentically about mental illness, specifically addiction. For me, this honesty and good lines is always a winning combination. A couple beautiful examples of this material are "Gnarled Knuckles" at Kindle location 153 and "Uneven" at location 163, a blunt, brilliant description of sleeping rough. I couldn't at first relate to Lupin's writing that medication didn't help his mental illness, but even then, when reading "Jazz Piano" at location 721, I realized he wrote one of the most important lines I ever read for people with mental illness for whom the medical approach isn't right: "Jazz piano reminds me, though a song can start off in discord, if you let it, the unpredictability becomes an adventure and it always ends so sweetly... Jazz piano, order found in chaos." Later, when I read "OCD, part 2" at location 827, I connected even more deeply when Lupin writes, "I have OCD and I take a medication to manage it, and I'm pretty damn proud of that." Hey, guess what? I'm pretty damn proud of you, too, Jon Lupin. I have a mood disorder and I take medicine to manage it, and I'm proud of us both. "From Father" at Kindle location 237 like a letter from God to each of us. It's brilliant and I've never seen anything quite like it before. When Lupin writes about illness and recovery, these are always my favorite pieces, so visceral and true to Lupin. I can really hear his voice in pieces like "Quiet Symphony" and, directly following, "Butterfly Whispers." "Couch Sleeping" at location 630 is one of the best poems in the book because Lupin perfectly captures the central character's vulnerability and the speaker's care and empathy for her/"you". It's a great, successful piece. Lupin does some really nice work with sound in this collection, like the piece "Plundering," at Kindle loc 705. That drumming beat from the repeating "-und" sound really carries this tight little poem through its end. I loved "Cherry Lip Balm" also, at Kindle location 283, which I think displays Lupin's talent with imagery -- not only inventing them, but deploying them. This poem, for example, builds up a series of troubling images -- not just visceral and uncomfortable to consider, but also creative. Lupin juxtaposed this surprising imagery against sweet nostalgia like candy powder on the child's tongue, the heat of summer, and the tastes of a first kiss (cherry lip balm and light beer). The visual intersection of the two worlds -- frightening and innocent -- creates powerful emotions in the reader, so then that pinnacle, powerful image -- the big C -- can bowl over an already unbalanced reader. My Sober Little Moon earns it's 5 stars with moments of beautiful vulnerability that readers will find it easy to connect with. This collection also bravely discusses issues of mental health, which I appreciate. Thank you, Jon Lupin, for this excellent book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Harris

    Real & Reminiscent Whew. I truly am having a hard time rating this poetry. Here's the thing: Jon's poetry is hit or miss with me, but when it hits...it hits hard. I appreciate his openness about his struggles--especially with his severe OCD that is reminiscent of my own. My highlighted favorites tend to be the poems that are written about his wife. They seem to have a sweet relationship, and it shines through in those pieces. Real & Reminiscent Whew. I truly am having a hard time rating this poetry. Here's the thing: Jon's poetry is hit or miss with me, but when it hits...it hits hard. I appreciate his openness about his struggles--especially with his severe OCD that is reminiscent of my own. My highlighted favorites tend to be the poems that are written about his wife. They seem to have a sweet relationship, and it shines through in those pieces.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Lasher

    I really enjoyed this book. I don’t know what else I can say. It’s deserving of five stars.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sara Hollingsworth

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    Patrick Cole

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    Swati Omprakash

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    Bhavishya Mandalapu

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    Yasaswi Suryadevara

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    Farah

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    Ashish Swamy

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    Annie S.

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    Hira Chaudhary

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    Melinda Collings

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    Tess Olson

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    Yesha

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    Indu Sabbarwal

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    meg Falconer

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    Nishtha

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    Priyanka Dhamala

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    Sakhile

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    cathy

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    Michael Watkins

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    Monu Baliyan

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    Vianca-Lee

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    Yongchul Choi

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    Dani

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    Shelley

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    clinton baxter

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