Events & Author Appearances

Far Side of the Moon
Meet the Author: Liisa Jorgensen
Virtual event with Katy Budget Books, Katy, TX 77450 (map it)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 8:00pm

Join author Liisa Jorgensen for a virtual event for her new book, Far Side of the Moon, hosted by Katy Budget Books.

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Far Side of the Moon
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By Liisa Jorgensen
Price 30.00


Estimated Release Date Dec 2021

Far Side of the Moon  is the untold, fully authorized story of the lives of Frank and Susan Borman. One was a famous astronaut—an instrumental part of the Apollo space program—but the other was just as much a warrior. This real-life love story is far from a fairy tale. Life as a military wife was beyond demanding, but Susan always rose to the occasion. When Frank joined NASA and was selected to command the first mission to orbit the moon, that meant putting on a brave face for the world as her husband risked his life for the space race. The pressure and anxiety were overwhelming, and eventually Susan's well-hidden depression and alcoholism finally came to light. Frank had to come to terms with how his "mission above all else" mentality contributed to his wife's suffering. As Susan healed, she was able to begin helping others who suffered in silence from mental illness and addiction. Readers will discover how Frank and Susan's love and commitment to each other is still overcoming life's challenges, even beyond their years as an Apollo commander and the founder of the Astronaut Wives Club.