As a student in Boston during the late 80's.I was constantly approached on the street by these scientologists and once entered their "church". on Newbury street. They have expensive real estate which psycologically gives themselves credibility to the young people they target. And they do aggresively target them. Every year hundreds of thousands of new minds enter the city and they are waiting. This book is a highly detailed account into the inner workings of this cult. It gives great insight into mind control and manipulation. While most of us will never be threatend or affected by such an extreme organization one can learn from the writers experience on how to avoid being manipulated or controlled by any organazation. The narrator captured the authors transition from mind robbed child to angry adult, flawlessly.
Tom shillue is always entertaining and inspiring, whether it comes from his stand up routines, his storytelling or his theatrical work . This essay is definitely worth a listen.
Yes, and hearing from the author himself is always more insightful.
I think it was the fact that Steve Martin held in there and never gave up.
Not too funny and not too serious but perfectly honest.
Reconciliation with his father who frowned on his work even after great success.
Surprising to find out how isolating it was to be one of the most popular comedians of all time. Did not want the book to end.
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