All of the stories were done with a live audience so the listening experience puts you in their presence too. All the readers/actors were fantastic. Stories were classics in every way.
This gives a "biography" of the etiology of the church of Scientology, a topic I was curious about since I have heard so much in the press about it especially with movie star involvement. The author presents a balanced view with comparisons to other new religions. The fact check information at the end was especially interesting.
The reading performance was eloquent.
The topic is quite interesting and this is a good book for someone who is a scholar of this subject. There are lots of statistics and research cited. I found it interesting to know that people track these stats. However, it was way more depth than I wanted to know. I would have appreciated an abridged version. I got the info I wanted to know from the preface and summary chapter at the end. I skipped through the book to listen to segments I had a special interest in. Turns out I knew more about this subject than I thought I did before I listened to this book.
I like the audio version better than the print version for this book since Mindy is reading her book so you get her tone and inflections.
Except for seeing Mindy on TV, I didn't know much about her background. She had a traditional childhood although with exceptional parents as role models and good family support throughout her career. She seems well grounded and upbeat with a healthy value system. I hope teen age girls will read or listen to her book. It's well written, witty and sharp.
True to Samantha's style and wit on The Daily Show. A fun listen.
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