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Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman.. There are probably a few hundred weirder religions on earth, but this one continues to fascinate. This is the best look yet at the second best monetized, so indulge yourself.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A detailed and readable examination of the life of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the church, and his successor, David Miscavige. The book is rife with astonishing accounts of the abuses of power, the purges, and the climate of fear and intimidation commonplace in the top ranks of the organization."

Publishers Weekly

"Reitman, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone who spent five years trying to pierce the walls Scientologists put up against outsiders, gives us the most complete picture of Scientology so far. She seems, now, uncertain of its future. But its continued existence, given its weird aspects, is its main claim to religion’s power. It is something of a miracle."

The New York Times

Author bio: Janet Reitman is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has appeared in GQ, Men's Journal, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Marie Claire, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, and was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 2007 for the story "Inside Scientology." More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (444 pp. Ontological: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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