New Release: New Moon

Posted by – September 13, 2016
Categories: Literature & the Arts New Release

New Moon by Richard Grossinger. ISBN: 9781583949856

New Moon: A Coming of Age Tale

“A memoir of baseball, high school, and Jewish New York in the ’50s, New Moon is also a portrait of a defenseless consciousness uncovering itself and the world simultaneously. The spellbinding prose and terrifying intimacy of Richard Grossinger’s book makes an unforgettable reading experience.”

—Jonathan Lethem

This revised and updated edition of Richard Grossinger’s 1996 memoir provides a fascinating, in-depth look at the author’s life from early childhood through young adulthood. Capturing the innocence of the ’50s and the flowering of the ’60s, New Moon provides a poignant examination of Grossinger’s journey of self-discovery.

Initially written when Grossinger was sixteen, New Moon was completed in 1975 and then set aside for twenty years. In this updated, fully realized memoir, Grossinger depicts his coming of age gracefully, with a rotating background of teenage romance, tarot cards, and life in the Catskills and Manhattan.

About the Author

RICHARD GROSSINGER has published some 35 books, most of them with his own press, North Atlantic Books, but also has titles with Harper, Doubleday, Sierra Club Books, and J. P. Tarcher. He is also the founder of the magazine Io. Grossinger received a PhD in anthropology from the University of Michigan in 1975 and lives with his wife Lindy Hough in Portland, Maine. His website is

About the Author

Maren began her publishing career as an intern at Counterpoint and Soft Skull Press, where she stayed on for more than four years as a publicist and web coordinator. She joined the NAB team in 2015 and is still stoked about it—she gets to read her Rob Brezsny horoscope (Scorpio)​ before anyone else! Maren lives in Oakland with a monstrous Maine Coon and spends the majority of her spare time convincing him to not eat all of her houseplants. Sometimes she has time to write, paint things, garden, or repair furniture.​