"...distinctive, and lyrical prose."

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh is an award winning American activist and writer living in Virginia. An international speaker on child mental health and parent activism, Lyster-Mensh's books, essays, blogs, poems, and public speaking bring her infamy in some circles, praise in others, and an international readership.


  • The Auldton Laughing Club
  • The Specific Scent of Snakes
  • Eating With Your Anorexic (updated!)


"Laugh out loud funny, witty, and touching. " 

Jenni Schaefer, Author of Life Without Ed

?At once tender and gruesomely honest?

Cleveland Plain Dealer