Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman

Reitman had written an article on Scientology for Rolling Stone magazine and has expanded her work in this book. If you are like me, you have probably forgotten much of the news about Scientology over the years. I was amazed at the lawsuits, the scandals.
She recounts the history of the movement, its ups and downs, then the goal to get big name people involved – celebrities.
Reitman has interviewed many who have left Scientology to reveal much of the inner workings of the group. Hers is by no means the definitive book on the subject. She spends quite some time on a few very controversial events, such as the death of a young woman while under the care of Scientology.
Nonetheless, this is a great book about a very secretive “religion.” I highly recommend it. 
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