I have watched and read hundreds of hours of content on this subject and find it fascinating. This book would be great primer for someone who had never heard of Scientology before. Even as someone who already knew much of the information contained in the book beforehand, it brought pieces together for me in a way I hadn't connected them myself. It was also out and out entertaining. Lawrence Wright is simultaneously a great storyteller and an excellent journalist.
Exhaustively researched, impeccably told. Those who insist Scientology has been warped by the "new" leadership and that LRH was onto something are delusional. This is very pseudo psychotherapy performed often by children lol. Then, add in the abuse (LRH sanctioned and gave guidelines to this abuse) and the wealth - this is a dangerous organization.
this So called religion is an pathetic man's way of making himself feel important. David Muscavige is a deeply disturbed man , violent and sick. tom cruise is also a selfish man. I'm ashamed of them both and how self important they think they are. what a sad pathetic system.
Have read one other book about this matter "Troublemaker" Leader sounds like he has "short man syndrome" meaning he has to be a loud mouth and has a short temper to make up for his short status. No wonder he choose Tom Cruise as his 'boy toy' to show off; no one else as short as him.
"The Trouble Maker" I haven't read any others yet.
First time to hear him read.
The Most Expensive CULT
Last few minutes of the Book author discusses other religions such as Jim Jones, Waco, and others where the FBI is involved. Do they not care as much that much because of the 'stars in the church'. Maybe the stars are too scared to get out. "Brain washing". If the stars make great movies people are still going to love them no matter what the church tells us about them. People will take it with a grain of salt. We just don't care about there personal lives. To each his own. Public knows about a lot about them already. Let the tabloids have a field day and just get over it.
The best decision I have ever made, was giving up the television for audible (although slightly more expensive.)
If you want an entertaining book on Scientology, then get the book from Leah Remini. This one will have you skipping chapters , it's really detailed.
I enjoyed it but had to stop half way through. Just too long for the time period I had to listen.