Sunday, June 26, 2016

Troublemaker - Leah Remini

Leah Remini comes across as a likable woman who writes this memoir which is a combination of talking about growing up, working as an actress and mainly about her experiences as a Scientologist.  Joining as a teenager, she spends several decades in the religion/cult and it is was an interesting read as I knew little about Scientology before picking up this book.  It certainly does not make me want to sign up for 2.5 hours of auditing a day, writing reports on friends and family and camps where you clean toilets with a toothbrush and have to run everywhere.  Crazy, crazy stuff.

After spending two decades in the church, Leah had risen pretty high in the ranks but when she started to question some of the decision making happening, she was shut down quickly and the decision was made to leave the church, making her a Surpressed Person, to be ignored by family and friends.

An interesting read especially if you are curious about Scientology.  4/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

Just like every authoritarian state (e.g. Communist and Nazi) Scientology doesn't brook any resistance. Independent thought could lead to questioning the leaders, and that can't be allowed.