Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

Janet Reitman

“A masterful piece of reporting . . . Reitman tells a spellbinding tale of a larger-than-life character whose quirks, ticks and air of secrecy formed America’s most up-to-date homegrown spiritual movement.” — Washington Post

Scientology is understood for its famous person believers and its group of “volunteer ministers” at catastrophe websites akin to the area exchange middle; its particularly competitive reaction to feedback or its assaults on psychiatry; its requirement that believers pay up to millions of greenbacks to arrive the top degrees of salvation. yet for all its notoriety, Scientology has remained America’s least understood new faith, at the same time it's been one in every of its such a lot successful.

Now Janet Reitman tells its riveting complete tale within the first target smooth historical past of Scientology, eventually revealing the stunning fact approximately existence in the arguable faith for its participants and ex-members. according to 5 years of study, private records, and huge interviews with present and previous Scientologists, this can be an completely compelling paintings of nonfiction and the defining paintings on an elusive faith.

“A meticulously researched heritage and revealing exposé, a daunting portrait of a faith that many locate not only arguable, yet dangerous.” — Boston Globe

“This booklet is fearless.” — Wall highway magazine

A New York Times amazing Book most sensible Books of 2011, Nonfiction
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