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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief - Community Reviews back

by Lawrence Wright
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Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it 5 years ago
When I first saw the documentary, Going Clear, words couldn't explain my disbelief, anger, and fascination. Before the documentary, I'd always thought that Scientology was silly yet harmless. I had no idea the level of abuse, both physical and mental, that goes on behind the scenes. Celebrities are ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: published-2013, nonfiction, cults-societies-brotherhoods, spring-2015, film-only, journalism, new-yorker Read on April 19, 2015 Description: A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the now-classic study of...
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher rated it 6 years ago
Scientology is equal parts hilarious and frightening.
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it 6 years ago
Acabo de ver el documental. Si me quedaba alguna duda de que eran unos loquitos...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 7 years ago
Quick and Dirty Analysis (I know I can get long-winded) Good book, well-researched, that will tell you all you want to know (and possibly more) about the inner workings of Scientology. "Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing." - Ken Kesey I think a good litmus test for people, moveme...
More Good Books Than Grains of Sand
i've never been particularly interested in scientology. when it does come to mind, i think of tom cruise and that hilarious south park episode. i grew up a jehovah's witness, so i'm fairly familiar with how unorthodox religions are often ridiculed by people who don't understand the basic tenants of ...
florinda3rs
florinda3rs rated it 8 years ago
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Going Clear's subtitle defines the book's structure. The first section pretty well covers "Everything you ever wanted to know about Scientology (and quite a lot you'd never have thought to ask)," and that begins with the rather colorful biography of its founder, the exceedingly prolific writer L. Ro...
Myrto
Myrto rated it 8 years ago
Fascinating, head-shaking, and very readable, in a nutshell. Beyond that, the author seems as though he's bending over backwards to be even-handed in this book, even though I'm sure he's been on the receiving end of what the church of Scientology dishes out to anyone who says anything negative about...
antomagoo
antomagoo rated it 8 years ago
A book everyone should read
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it 8 years ago
This is really scary. Wright's book seems as balanced as possible. And by that I mean that anything negative about the church will be aggressively denied, and people who speak against the church will be hounded and sued. So it can be difficult to write anything that isn't glowingly positive. As ...
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