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Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology - Leah Remini
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
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The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology. Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue.... show more
The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology. Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. That willingness to speak her mind, stand her ground, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood. But being a troublemaker has come at a cost. That was never more evident than in 2013, when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, in this frank, funny, poignant memoir, the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience for the first time, revealing the in-depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices. Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York, Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles, where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology's causes grew increasingly intertwined. As an adult, she found the success she'd worked so hard for and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise, Scientology's most high-profile adherent. Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included among the guests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes. But when she began to raise questions about some of the church's actions, she found herself a target. In the end she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization and therefore a "Suppressive Person", and, as a result, all of her fellow parishioners - including members of her own family - were told to disconnect from her. Forever. Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini's remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom....
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Format: Audible Audio Edition
ASIN: B01604H1DI
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
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chrisross
chrisross rated it
4.0 The Cult of Scientology
I listened to the audibook. Leah Remini narrates the book and her New York accent is prevalent throughout the book. The book is disturbing and Remini injects humor throughout and at times it is funny. This book is consistent with other books about Scientology I have read. Scientology is a c...
The Caffeinated Diva reads...
The Caffeinated Diva reads... rated it
5.0 Troublemaker
I started watching Leah Remini’s documentary on A&E about Scientology and have been fascinated with it. I have a self-admitted fascination with how different faiths work, especially those of a more controversial nature. It was what led me to the library to find this book. And I haven’t been able to ...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
I should shelf this book in the horror section... I don't understand how in the world this cult still exists, it is crazy. Why would people go into this willingly? It is totally wacko, and their representatives are even more wackos. That Tom Cruise is some case. Should be in a mental institution. He...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 Troublemaker
I gave this a 1/2 star bump in recognition of the sheer courage it takes to openly own, in print, to the kind of shortcomings Remini owns up to. As a general rule, I'm not interested in celebrity memoirs; when I think about being rich, I think about how many books I could own, so I fall far short ...
Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it
4.0 Review: Trouble Maker by Leah Remini
After two romance anthologies that left me feeling pretty cold, I decided to tackle a non-fiction title from my library stack. I meant to just start this book this morning, but couldn't put it down until I finished it. Content wise, it was heartfelt, gossipy, and authentic. Writing quality could hav...
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