Lizzie's memoir, Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D, was published by Atria Books. Said John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, "Lizzie Simon's ingenious inquiry into the nature and treatment of manic depression -- her own as well as others' -- is a spellbinding revelation." The Village Voice called the book "utterly unselfconscious, funny, and harrowing." Peter D. Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac said, "Detour does for bipolar disorder what Prozac Nation did for depression -- scopes it out from the viewpoint of someone who is young, hip, and vulnerable." Detour was published in Italian and Dutch, optioned by HBO, excepted in Time Magazine, and inspired an MTV documentary for which Lizzie was a consulting producer. It has sold more than forty thousand copies and Lizzie has spoken at more than 60 colleges and organizations nationwide. The best way to buy Detour, the way that most helps small business people and authors, is to ask for it at your local independent bookstore.
In 2016, Lizzie interviewed the farmers, wine makers, neighbors, regulars and staffers of Santa Rosa's beloved restaurant The Spinster Sisters for The Spinster Sisters' Guide to Sonoma County. The book was written up in The North Bay Bohemian and The Press Democrat. Copies are available at Sonoma County bookstores, tasting rooms, at The Spinster Sisters and through it's website, thespinstersisters.com.