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Libraries pre-ordering copies of "Inside Scientology" book by Janet Reitman (July 2011)

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Anonymous, May 25, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Member

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    http://www.norwoodma.gov/library/PDF/PRE PUBLICATION JULY 2011 LINKS.pdf

    This library site lists some of the libraries that already pre-ordered the dead tree version of the book

    http://library.minlib.net/record=b2893316

    The book is not yet released, Amazon is accepting pre-orders.

    http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Scientology-Americas-Secretive-Religion/dp/0618883029
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  3. moarxenu Member

    Janet Reitman's book will be only the second book about the cult by an investigative reporter published in the last forty years.

    The first was Claudette Paulette Cooper's The Scandal of Scientology in 1971. The cult's fifteen-year campaign of terrorization against her completely shuddered book publishers into silence until the rise of Anonymous in 2008.

    It appears that Lawrence Wright is continuing his research after his massive article in the New Yorker about the defection of Paul Haggis, so we can probably expect the third book by an investigative reporter in due course.
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  4. RightOn Member

    Paulette Cooper
  5. moarxenu Member

    ^^^Thx, Fix'd^^^
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  7. Anonymous Member

    Brilliant. I'll pre-order one myself.
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  10. subgenius Member

    o sweet xenu (might be xemu)
    from the amazon link:

    Product Description

    Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of the government to further its goals. Its attacks on psychiatry and its requirement that believers pay as much as tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars for salvation have drawn scrutiny and skepticism. And ex-members use the Internet to share stories of harassment and abuse. Now Janet Reitman offers the first full journalistic history of the Church of Scientology, in an evenhanded account that at last establishes the astonishing truth about the controversial religion. She traces Scientology’s development from the birth of Dianetics to today, following its metamorphosis from a pseudoscientific self-help group to a worldwide spiritual corporation with profound control over its followers and even ex-followers. Based on five years of research, unprecedented access to Church officials, confidential documents, and extensive interviews with current and former Scientologists, this is the defining book about a little-known world.
  11. subgenius Member

    quite a metamorphosis there Lou:
    from bad to worse
  12. LarryBren Member

    Editorial reviews:

    http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Scient...e=UTF8&n=283155&s=books&qid=1306452724&sr=1-1
    Review


    "Inside Scientology is an engrossing, groundbreaking work that brings a welcome sense of fair-mindedness to a subject that is, for many journalists and scholars, too hot to touch. Reitman has accomplished the miracle of adding light without heat."- Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

    "Inside Scientology goes beyond the celebrities and the scandals -- though they're here in all their absurdity and horror -- to find in Scientology a more profound story about "technology" as an article of faith and faith as a vessel for science, or, at least, science fiction. With precision and empathy, Janet Reitman has in this definitive investigation laid bare the genesis and possibly the endgame of America's strangest religion."-Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family and C Street

    "...or, at least, science fiction..." LOL
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  13. Anonymous Member



    "possibly the endgame"

    I am intrigued...

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