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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

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The Basis For The New HBO Documentary. A National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.   Scientology presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment, but its practices have long been shrouded in mystery. Now Lawrence Wright—armed with his investigative talents, years of archival research, and more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—uncovers the inner workings of the church. We meet founder L. Ron Hubbard, the…

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TIL that ‘Mein Keimpf’ by Adolf Hitler is the second-worst rated book on GoodReads. Number one is ‘Dianetics’ by L. Ron Hubbard.(r/todayilearned)

You should read Going Clear as a companion piece. Holy shit was LRH ever a crazy asshole…

scamming the navy because he was injured in the Pacific front (he never did shit)

dropping depth charges on a log he thought was a u-boat when he finally got a command

beating the shit out of all of his wives

stealing his infant daughter from his (bigamous marriage) wife and running off to Cuba to hide (basically keeping the child in a cage)

becoming convinced SMERSH (yeah from James Bond) was out to get him (also that SMERSH was run by psychiatrists)

locking kids in the anchor compartment of his boat for days on end when they pissed him off

I could keep going forever, I highly recommend the book. The Master was far too kind to him if Going Clear is any indication.

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$8.5

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Book Binding

Paperback

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ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

Lawrence Wright

Book Edition

1St Edition

Book Publisher

Vintage

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

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TIL that ‘Mein Keimpf’ by Adolf Hitler is the second-worst rated book on GoodReads. Number one is ‘Dianetics’ by L. Ron Hubbard.

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