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Troublemaker

Author : Leah Remini
ISBN : 1101886986
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology. 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 From the Hardcover edition.

Troublemaker

Author : Leah Remini
ISBN : 110188696X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 memoir, the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience, revealing the 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. 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. 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 all of her fellow parishioners -- including members of her own family -- were told to disconnect from her. Forever.

Troublemaker

Author : Leah Remini
ISBN : 9781101886977
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology, now with a new afterword by the author—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

Ruthless

Author : Ron Miscavige
ISBN : 190926945X
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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.

Going Clear

Author : Lawrence Wright
ISBN : 1909269409
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UK and Australian edition of the international sensation and New York Times-bestselling investigation into Scientology

Troublemaker

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Warning This is an independent addition to Troublemaker, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. INTRODUCTION Leah Remini begins her autobiography by immediately discrediting herself. She starts by listing all the things she was done wrong in her life, as well as the different bad qualities of her personality that people close to her would happily point out. She does this because she is preempting anything the church of Scientology will say about her when the book comes out. This tactic of reverse self-preservation both protects her against any future public backlash from the church, as well as heightens the drama to come as it suggests to the reader that what she is about to reveal will be worse than everything she is admitting in these first few pages. Remini explains how she left the church of Scientology in 2013, and this book is her way of not only explaining why, but revealing the truth behind the church and honoring those who have had to undergo experiences similar to hers, but have had to keep them secret. She gives a basic definition of Scientology through a quote from its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. It is described as a set plan of rules, guidelines, and lessons that take an individual through a scientific-type of process as a means to achieve spiritual enlightenment. In this way, the aims of Scientology are to create a higher and more self-aware civilization where there is less crime and violence and humanity has been able to achieve a level of spiritual enlightenment. Remini explains that she was raised as a second generation Scientologist: meaning a person has either been born into it, or brought in to it as a child by their parents [as she was]. She goes on to explain the allure of Scientology: a sense of empowerment, a clear-cut path to enlightenment, and a very comprehensible and achievable method of hard work and study that will lead directly to a moment of "going clear," or rising above the pain and irrationality of the mind. Being raised in the church helped form a very "us against them" mentality in her early on-a theme that would continue throughout her life, particularly in Hollywood. She delves into a hypothetical situation, placing the reader directly in the shoes of a person being lured in by the church and showing just how persuasive and appealing it can be. After demonstrating the ease with which it is to become a member, Remini details the personal and monetary costs of being a Scientologist. During her thirty years as a member, she personally spent close to two million dollars on training and classes and donated nearly three million dollars to church causes. Most members, she states, will end up spending five hundred thousand dollars or more, regardless of their income or level, to reach the level of "going clear." Everything, she explains-money, work, relationships, personal emotions-goes back to the church. Remini finishes the introduction by explaining that this book will essentially separate her from the church for good. By leaving the church two years earlier, and now writing this, she has become a "SP" (or "Suppressive Person," someone who is a threat to Scientology) and is now not only cut off from the church, but open to aggressive discrediting by the leaders and members. An interesting point she makes it that most people who leave the church do so because they have been penalized for being defiant, questioning, and independent thinkers; yet, these are the same qualities that made them perfect for joining the church in the first place. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Tom Cruise

Author : Andrew Morton
ISBN : 1429933909
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Everyone knows Tom Cruise—or at least what he wants us to know. We know that the man behind the smile overcame a tough childhood to star in astonishing array of blockbusters: Top Gun, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, three Mission: Impossible movies, and more. We know he has taken artistic chances, too, earning him three Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. But beyond that, the picture becomes a bit less clear... We know that Tom is a devoted follower of the Church of Scientology. We know that, despite persistent rumors about his sexuality, he has been married to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. But it was not until he jumped on Oprah's couch to proclaim his love for Katie and denounced Brooke Shields for turning to the "Nazi science" of psychiatry that we began to realize how much we did not know about the charming, hardworking star. For all the headlines and the rumors, the real Tom Cruise has remained surprisingly hidden—until now.

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