This is the incredible true story of Jenna, the niece of David Miscavige (the dictator of Scientology). It is a straight forward, no-nonsense, blow by blow account of her growing up years in a horrible, abusive, mind-control-cult. A MUST READ! I listened to the audio version which was excellent!
This isn't a book I loved. Most like an accident that you have to look even though you don't want to see it.
Jenna, I guess. Hard to have favorites.
She made everything real. I think if I had read the book my mind might wonder but that didn't happen while listening to it.
I was mostly incredulous that this goes so deep into the lives of it's practitioners.
Jenna Miscavige Hill gives us an in-depth look into the inner workings of Scientology that goes a step beyond anything else I have read. Not that I am well versed on the subject. I also read Leah Remini's book, which was very revealing, but I read this book first, so everything that Leah revealed, I already was aware of... and more! If you want to know about Scientology, both good and bad, give this a read. I loved it and applaud her.
Excellent. Riveting. Infuriating. Both I and wife grew up in another cult religion from which we broke free. It has both empowered us and embittered us to all cults and sadly to say all or most religions who also share mind control techniques. Scientology is obviously a group of psychopathic individuals who function much like Adolf Hitler in their ability to control and dominate. I applaud Ms. Hill for her tenacity and bravery in sharing her disturbing story. An excellent read.
A somewhat tediously written but undeniably interesting and troublesome inside account of a madman's exploitation of humanity. I have this image of LRH staying up late, drinking with a friend and wondering laughingly if they could convince people if a science fiction plot was real, and just how could they do it? Terrifying to think of the many lives destroyed in the name of his game. I hope that justice will eventually prevail and these poor souls will be freed from their psychological imprisonment. Kudos to the brave survivors and dissenters.
This book is a shocking eye opener. Perhaps some of the most attractive things about Scientology for so many people is the elusive achievements they believe they can get at the higher levels of attainment. All the great things and enlightenment promised by Scientology is exposed as a fraud in this book. Bravo to Jenna and her family for having the courage to think for themselves, break free and tell the truth about what is going on behind closed doors with the abuse of children and mind control they practice as a matter of course.
Great emotional delivery.
Jenna Miscavige Hill demonstrates the definition of courage in this book. The story is harrowing yet made me feel such hope for us all. It must be so hard to break free of the confounds of a destructive cult especially if you are born into it. Loved this story.
Very well written and beautifully read, this story moved me to tears time and again. The author takes us from her childhood as a captive of Scientology through her adolescence as a believer to her eventual escape as an adult. She is now free. Wow.