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"Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology" book by Leah Remini

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    Leah Remini to Write Scientology Memoir

    The 'King of Queens' actress' book will discuss how she was "indoctrinated" in the church and why she chose to leave.

    By Andy Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter, September 24, 2015

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    Leah Remini, the actress who famously quit Scientology, is writing a memoir about her experiences in and out of the church, Random House imprint Ballantine Books announced Thursday.

    Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology will publish on Nov. 3. Remini has clearly been quietly writing the book for some time, given the short window between the announcement of the book and publication. Typically publishers announce a book a year out from publication.

    In a statement, Ballantine outlined the book:

    "In Troublemaker, Remini, best known as the star of the popular long-running sitcom King of Queens, will detail for the first time her life growing-up in the Church of Scientology and her rise to fame in Hollywood. 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. But when she began to raise questions about some of the church’s actions, she found herself a target, which led to her — and her family’s — break from the church. Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family."

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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bookmark/leah-remini-write-scientology-memoir-826948
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  2. The Wrong Guy Member

    Leah Remini Speaks Exclusively to ABC News About Her Experience with the Church of Scientology | ABC News

    ABC News announced actress Leah Remini will give an exclusive interview on her experience with and ultimate break from the Church of Scientology to Anchor Dan Harris. Remini will talk about her association with the Church for over 30 years as recounted in her memoir “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.”

    The interview will air on a “20/20” hour on Friday, October 30 at 10 p.m., ET.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Press_Release...-abc-news-experience-church/story?id=34009807

    Leah Remini: Scientology memoir due out this fall | Entertainment Weekly

    http://www.ew.com/article/2015/09/24/leah-remini-scientology-memoir-book

    Leah Remini’s Scientology tell-all: Will her new memoir be the next “Going Clear?” | Salon

    http://www.salon.com/2015/09/24/lea..._will_her_new_memoir_be_the_next_going_clear/

    Leah Remini book out Nov. 3: ‘Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology’ | The Underground Bunker

    http://tonyortega.org/2015/09/24/le...blemaker-surviving-hollywood-and-scientology/
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  3. RightOn Member

    YES! YES! OH YES!
    brb shower :cool:

    So glad to hear that yet another thorn in COS's side will be debuting.
    Keep 'em coming!
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  4. RightOn Member

    And I hope the book includes the WHERE IS SHELLY MISCAVIGE mystery. ;)
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  5. BigBeard Member

    And the 'Swami' says, "Kapow will claim it's just another bitter apostate thrown out of the church trying for 15 minutes of fame." Said statement coming in 3...2...1...

    BigBeard
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  6. tippytoe Member

    Can't wait! Love me some Leah Remini!
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  7. The Wrong Guy Member

    Next Up from Leah Remini: A Scientology Tell-All! | People

    http://www.people.com/article/leah-remini-new-scientology-book

    Leah Remini Is Finally Delivering Scientology Tell-All Book She Promised Years Ago! | Perez Hilton

    We. Can't. Wait.

    Leah Remini has been dishing dirt on Scientology ever since she split from the church back in 2013.

    At the time, the reality TV star mentioned writing a memoir about her experiences with the religion from childhood to adulthood. However, since we hadn't heard a thing about this tell-all — we figured the idea got scrapped, or it was just all talk to begin with.

    But glory be to Xenu because it's REAL, y'all!

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    http://perezhilton.com/2015-09-24-l...ublemaker-surviving-hollywood-and-scientology
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  8. That sexy bitch!
  9. Incredulicide Member

    From Jimmy3 in the comment thread on TO's announcement:
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  13. The Wrong Guy Member

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  14. Open Library: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL17199945W/Troublemaker
    Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology

    1 edition

    By Leah Remini

    About the Book

    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, both for herself and for her family. This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly—from an author unafraid of the consequences.

    SUBJECTS
    Scientology

    PEOPLE
    Leah Remini, Shelly Miscavige

    PLACES
    Hollywood

    Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology

    Published November 3, 2015 by Ballantine Books .

    Written in English.

    ID Numbers

    Open Library
    OL25771624M

    ISBN 10
    110188696X

    ISBN 13
    9781101886960
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  16. The Wrong Guy Member

    Famous Ex-Scientologist Publishing “Confessional” Tell-All Memoir

    By Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair

    There have been a few books taking swings at the alleged shady inner workings of the Church of Scientology lately. But no author perhaps quite as high-profile as ex-Scientologist Leah Remini, who reigned supreme for years as a sitcom wife on the long-running CBS show King of Queens. Remini left the church of Scientology in 2013 and now, according to her publisher, the actress is coming out with a “bold, brash, and bravely confessional” tell-all. Brace yourselves, lawsuits are coming.

    <snipped>

    Remini told BuzzFeed in 2014 that she didn’t want to become known as “this bitter ex-Scientologist” but according to her publisher Ballantine, Troublemaker will explore how Remini’s “dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology’s causes grew increasingly intertwined” and detail how “when she began to raise questions about some of the church’s actions, she found herself a target, which led to her — and her family’s — break from the church.” With apologies to director Paul Haggis, until either Katie Holmes or Nicole Kidman put pen to paper, this sounds like the closest we’ll get to exploring the Hollywood side of Scientology.

    Vanityfair.com reached out to the Church of Scientology but has not heard back at this time.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/09/leah-remini-scientology-memoir
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  17. RightOn Member

    Fan -fucking- tastic!
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  18. Mike Rinder: Leah Remini: Troublemaker

    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/leah-remini-troublemaker/

    * * * * * BEGIN EXCERPT * * * * *

    See Tony Ortega’s blog for the story.

    Believe me, there are some people who are going to find the title of this book oh so appropriate.

    David Miscavige, Tommy Davis and Tom Cruise, take a bow…

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    PS: I also guarantee, you will be laughing out loud. Leah is VERY funny.


    * * * * * END EXCERPT * * * * *
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  19. for all the people promoting her now......

    Know that when Chanology was first going strong, this chick was fighting anons tooth and nail, and making every single predictable excuse and defense for her "church".
    Now that Scn is no longer cool, she is using her exit to promote her career with all of you fantards.
    Enjoy.
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  20. anon8109 Member

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  21. Why censor this comment?
    Do you know how much sweat and tears went into creating a climate in which she could come out safely if she chose to, on her own free will?
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  22. Some people really never change.
  23. Anonymous Member

    It is NOT censored. Registered members voted it down enough times to put it out-of-sight for other registered members because it's "stupid" or "vapid" or "a waste of precious time" - take your pick.

    Registered members can view the down-voted post if they choose to do that. Unregistered visitors can't do that.

    No, it isn't publically view-able for non registered visitors to the site after being down-voted enough times to put it publically out-of-sight.

    Perhaps you make the common error of assuming this site is some kind of democratically organized social entity.

    It isn't. It's like a Gated Community and has its own sets of rules and policies. Many of those don't match up neatly with the AFK world.

    WWP isn't some kind of free-speech utopia.
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  24. OTeleventy Member

    I lerves you, Night Owl. Mwah.
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  25. Quentinanon Member

    Correct and newfags need moar knowledge on how we are organized:

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  26. Random guy Member


    Oh I do remember. I'm not in this for revenge though. She's made it out and she's talking. That's a victory for our side, no matter how you twist it.
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  27. Sockofleas Member


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    You forgot the most vital element in the diagram. / derail
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  28. Malory Member

    A lot and with major contributions from people who will never be properly recognised.

    But, to be fair, Leah got dragged in as a kid and when she got out she was prepared to speak up even though the cult must have a mountain of really personal stuff stored about her. I'll give her credit for that while the likes of Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes refuse to open their traps.
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  29. OTeleventy Member

    Leah evidently has no short hairs to grab. Or if she does, she's so tough her eyes don't even water.
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  30. Sockofleas Member


    Times change and the church is weaker now than it was when Kidman and Holmes left, not that I'm critical of their silence it's their choice and they alone had to weigh up what they stood to lose if they did speak out.

    Leah quite possibly felt stronger than they did and knows more and her support network looks stronger too.

    There are lots of unspoken facts about their departures that will never be revealed.
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  32. Anonymous Member

    ^^^ Derail reported.
  33. Idiot lemming newfag Noted.
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