Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief Author Lawrence Wright
ISBN-10 0307745309
ISBN-13 9780307745309
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 560
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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The Basis For The New HBO Documentary A National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Scientology presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment but its practices have long been shrouded in mystery Now Lawrence Wrightarmed with his investigative talents years of archival research and more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologistsuncovers the inner workings of the church We meet founder L Ron Hubbard the highly imaginative but mentally troubled science fiction writer and his tough driven successor David Miscavige We go inside their specialized cosmology and language We learn about the churchs legal attacks on the IRS its vindictive treatment of critics and its phenomenal wealth We see the church court celebrities such as Tom Cruise while consigning its clergy to hard labor under billion year contracts Through it all Wright asks what fundamentally comprises a religion and if Scientology in fact merits this Constitutionally protected label Brilliantly researched compellingly written Going Clearpulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive organizations at work today ANew York TimesNotable Book A Best Book of the Year The Washington Post The Boston Globe New Yorkmagazine Slate Chicago Tribune Huffington Post Newsday Entertainment Weekly People The Week Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews A GoodReads Reader s Choice

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Going Clear

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ISBN-10 9780385350273
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