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*Now a #1 New York Times bestseller* "Compulsively readable..." --LA Weekly "Excoriating memoir" --Publisher's Weekly "A sad and painful but bravely told story." --Kirkus Reviews The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, RUTHLESS tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige's personal, heartfelt story is a riveting insider's look at life within the world of Scientology. Not for sale outside the U.S.
Amy Scobee tells the eye-opening account of her 27 years inside the Church from innocence at age 14 to her nightmarish experiences in the highest management body at Scientology's secret International Headquarters. Hear of the abuses she both witnessed and experienced first hand.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology by the outspoken actress and star of the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. That willingness to speak her mind, stand her ground, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood. But being a troublemaker has come at a cost. That was never more evident than in 2013, when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, in this frank, funny, poignant memoir, the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience for the first time, revealing the in-depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices. Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York, Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles, where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology's causes grew increasingly intertwined. As an adult, she found the success she'd worked so hard for, and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise, Scientology's most high-profile adherent. Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included among the guests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes. But when she began to raise questions about some of the church's actions, she found herself a target. In the end, she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization and therefore a "Suppressive Person," and as a result, all of her fellow parishioners--including members of her own family--were told to disconnect from her. Forever. Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini's remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family. This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly--from an author unafraid of the consequences. Praise for Troublemaker "An aggressively honest memoir . . . Troublemaker is the most raw and revealing Scientology memoir to date."--Entertainment Weekly "Leah's story is a juicy, inside-Hollywood read, but it's more than that. It's a moving story about the value of questioning authority and how one woman survived a profound crisis of faith."--People "Remini [offers] up some juicy tidbits from her decades in the church."--Newsweek
This 228 page oversized book contains all of L. Ron Hubbard's essays on art, including Art in Its Basics, Art and Communication, A Professional, Rhythm, Stage Manners, The Joy of Creating, How to View Art, Artistic Presentation, Message, Color and many more. Also gives diagrams of mood lines and numerous tools any artist can utilize to achieve high quality products in all fields of art from sculpture to photography. This provides the stable data you can use to enhance your communication as an artist, and can be applied to the art of living itself.
Scientology is arguably the most persistently controversial of all contemporary New Religions. The church of Scientology has been involved in battles over tax issues, a ten-year battle with the Food and Drug Administration regarding the Electro-meters used in the Church's counselingactivities, and extended conflicts with the Australian and German governments. Negative publicity has not prevented the Church from experiencing remarkably steady growth. But despite its high public profile, recently enhanced by celebrity spokespersons like Tom Cruise, little has been publishedabout the Church, its history, theology, and mission. In this book a group of well-known scholars of New Religious Movements offers an extensive and evenhanded overview and analysis of all of these aspects of Scientology, including the controversies to which it continues to give rise. Part I of thebook gives a general introduction to the Church and discusses the problems associated with studying it. The essays in Part II represent sociological approaches to understanding the Church. Part III offers illuminating comparisons and contrasts with other religious systems. Part IV looks at theconflicts in which the Church has been, and continues to be, involved. In Part V, the subject is Scientology's overseas missions. Finally, Part VI examines some of the distinctive practices of the Church. This book will be the only comprehensive resource for scholars, students, and others interestedin this controversial and little-understood religious movement.