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A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today - Kate Bornstein
A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780807001653 (0807001651)
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pages no: 258
Edition language: English
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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
5.0 A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today
I hesitated in labelling this non-fiction, as Bornstein cheerfully admits to making parts of it up, then doesn't say which parts. However, it's meant to feel true, and at least it's honest obfuscation. It certainly wasn't done in the spirit of making herself look good, as it's a pretty unflinching a...
Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
3.0 Inhaltlich eine der schrägsten Biografien, die ich je gelesen habe...
"Die wahre Geschichte eines netten jüdischen Knaben, der bei Scientology landete und zwölf Jahre später zu der hinreißenden Lady wurde, die sie heute ist". So steht es auf dem Einband und ob dieser Lebensgeschichte habe ich mir gedacht, dass man in einer derartigen Biografie gar nix mehr falsch mach...
The Person From Porlock
The Person From Porlock rated it
4.0 A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today
I've never read anything else by Kate Bornstein, and honestly? I don't think I'll ever need to. This biography is tell all as looking straight into her mind (I hope? What more fucked up things could she have in there?). She's writing this for her child and grandchild and they've certainly got some t...
Bonnie Read a Book Today
Bonnie Read a Book Today rated it
5.0 A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today
One of the best memoirs I've ever read. Kate Bornstein tells the story of her life as Albert, his marriages, and the loss of her child to Scientology with such clever honesty that it's just a pure joy to read. It is, by necessity, a political book as much as a loving family history, but I found myse...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
4.0 A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir
It was interesting to read this book after having unsettling experience with Scientologists who were trying to sell me something. Interesting because the things that unsettled me are apparently things that are taught in how to act within the "religious philosophy." Of course, I find Scientology as...
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