Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Format: Paperback|Change
Price:£11.43+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 30 January 2010
This book is the cathartic work of a long time Scientologist. Having had direct contact with the founder, L. Ron Hubbard and having worked at the major hubs in the US, she provides an amazing insight into the cult's history, structure and beliefs. It is incredible just how inhumane and destructive this group can be, while wearing the cloak of a religious organization. The reports of the Rehabilitation Force Program, similar to a gulag, sound incredible. She also describes how celebrities like Tom Cruise are given "Truman Show" like tours when they visit these places, with everyone having instructions what to say to them. Mostly it's a personal account, her turning psychotic, nearly ending up dead. Instead, with the help of her husband, she recovered and wrote this first hand account.
With many recent high level defectors and the public protest against Scientology one hopes that it is a matter of time until the abuse stops.
As one guy put it, it's a "divine Ponzi scheme".
11 comment| 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 11 April 2012
I think most people know the reputation of the Scientologists, and I've read other literature around them before coming to this one, so I was familiar with some of the more "way out" beliefs that they promote.

This was still an eye-opener though!

It's a well written account of one person's experiences in the cult, and then trying to get out of it. And make no mistake, getting out is not easy. If this story wasn't true you'd almost think it was too improbable to base a book on, but you will come away hoping that your own family members never get involved in this destructive cult.

A fascinating read, for anybody with an interest in religious cults, and (presumably) for anybody with a relative in the Scientologists that is wondering why they no longer get to see their own family.
0Comment| 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
VINE VOICEon 14 October 2015
I still am not sure what Scientology is supposed to be about apart from aliens taking over the body. The money they demand and the cruel punishments they dish out are unbelievable. Well written and heartwrenching in parts, why did she not just refuse to do what they wanted her to do. Very interesting book.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 11 January 2013
Imagine signing a contract that pledges commitment for a billion years! This candid account takes you through the authors life to the point where signing the contract felt like the right thing for the author, and follows her journey to leave afterwards. Very revealing and fascinating insight into Scientology ..
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
Need customer service? Click here

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)