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

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  1. That organization appears to give money to Autism Speaks (boo). Though they also appear to fund services for families (yay).
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    Leah Remini’s ‘Troublemaker’ finally gets a UK publisher — and you can probably guess who!

    By Tony Ortega, March 2, 2017

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    More than a year after it was first published in the U.S., Leah Remini’s bestselling book Troublemaker: Surviving Scientology and Hollywood will be published in the U.K. for the first time on March 9 by Silvertail Books.

    Silvertail publisher Humfrey Hunter is also releasing Troublemaker as a paperback and ebook in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and once again he’ll be testing Scientology’s resolve in a country, the United Kingdom, where it’s easier to sue a publisher and win.

    Full disclosure: Silvertail is also the publisher of The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, our history of Scientology’s attempt to destroy the life of journalist Paulette Cooper. Hunter is also the UK publisher for Ron Miscavige’s memoir Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige and Me, Lawrence Wright’s 2013 history of Scientology, Going Clear, John Sweeney’s Church of Fear, and he brought back into print Russell Miller’s biography of L. Ron Hubbard, Bare-Faced Messiah.

    And now, with Troublemaker, Hunter shows again that he’s not afraid to take on the church. Says Hunter: “I am delighted that Silvertail is publishing Troublemaker. It is a bold and brilliant book, a description which will not come as a surprise to anyone who is aware of Leah. The book’s extraordinary contents and the fact they have now been made public mark this as a significant moment in the history of Scientology. I don’t know whether we are at the point of talking about edifices crumbling, but what I do know is that the more people hear Leah’s story and the more Leah speaks out, the less likely new people are to join and that is no small thing.”

    The book will be available at Amazon in those countries, but Humfrey notes that it can also be put on pre-order at Silvertail’s website.

    Source: http://tonyortega.org/2017/03/02/le...-uk-publisher-and-you-can-probably-guess-who/
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  6. Leah Remini's Scientology memoir Toublemaker available for pre-order in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

    http://www.silvertailbooks.com/portfolio-post/troublemaker/

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    Troublemaker

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    By Leah Remini

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology, now with a new afterword by the author—the outspoken actress and star of the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

    ‘The most raw and revealing Scientology memoir to date.’ Entertainment Weekly

    Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. That was nev¬er 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 reveals the in-depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices. Indoctrinated into Scientology 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, such as Tom Cruise. But when she began to raise questions about some of the church’s actions, she was declared to be a threat and therefore a “Suppressive Per¬son.” 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 reveals the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly—from an author unafraid of the consequences.

    ‘Leah’s story is a juicy, inside-Hollywood read, but it’s more than that. It’s a moving story about the value of questioning authority and how one woman survived a profound crisis of faith.’ People

    ‘Remini [offers] up some juicy tidbits from her decades in the church.’ Newsweek

    Troublemaker will be published by Silvertail Books on 9 March 2017 in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. To pre-order, choose one of the links below. Please note: orders for a paperback from mainland Europe may take several weeks to arrive.

    To buy from Silvertail:

    UK, Australia and Canada Paperback Edition £10.99

    Paperback Edition for any other territory except the US £12.99

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  7. The Bookseller has an article about the Silvertail Books UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand edition of Leah Remini's Scientology Memoir Troublemaker.

    The Bookseller: 'Bold' Scientology memoir to Silvertail

    http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bold-scientology-memoir-silvertail-499856

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    Silvertail Books is to publish Troublemaker, Leah Remini’s memoir about her time in the Church of Scientology.

    Publisher Humfrey Hunter bought UK and Commonwealth rights (including Canada) from Denise Cronin at the Random House Group in New York.

    Hunter said: "I am delighted that Silvertail is publishing Troublemaker. It is a bold and brilliant book, a description which will not come as a surprise to anyone who is aware of Leah. The book’s extraordinary contents and the fact they have now been made public mark this as a significant moment in the history of Scientology. I don’t know whether we are at the point of talking about edifices crumbling, but what I do know is that the more people hear Leah’s story and the more Leah speaks out, the less likely new people are to join and that is no small thing."

    Published by Ballantine Books in the US, Troublemaker has sold almost 500,000 copies across all editions since its first publication there in 2015, according to the publisher.

    Silvertail will publish in paperback at £10.99 and e-book at £3.99 on 9th March.

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    Leah Remini’s ‘Troublemaker’ will become a Lifetime movie: Who plays Tom Cruise?

    By Tony Ortega, June 7, 2017

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    ...Leah will be producing a Lifetime movie version of Troublemaker that we cannot imagine is going to make Tom Cruise and the gang very happy.

    If you’ve read the book, you know that its most important scene takes place in a castle outside Rome where Cruise and Katie Holmes were married in 2006. Leah noticed that Tom’s best man, Scientology leader David Miscavige, was there without his wife Shelly, and was getting a little too friendly with his female personal assistant. When Leah dared to ask about it, she was told by Sea Org majordomo and church spokesman Tommy Davis that she didn’t have ‘the fucking rank” to ask such a question.

    Can they say “the fucking rank” on Lifetime? We sure hope so!

    More at http://tonyortega.org/2017/06/07/le...become-a-lifetime-movie-who-plays-tom-cruise/
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    Nice one Leah :)
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    Oh I'm sure they fucking can say that! Hahahaha. Go leah, make that movie and push them conts right through the bricks of their own castle!
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    Leah Remini To Produce Shocking Scientology Movie!

    Lifetime is turning her best-selling book into a major TV event.

    By Radar Staff

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    Scientology ‘Troublemaker’ Leah Remini is at it again!

    Tony Ortega of The Underground Bunker reports that the TV star turned Scientology crusader’s 2015 book, Troublemaker, will be turned into a Lifetime movie.

    The King of Queens actress, 46, left the Church of Scientology in 2013, and wrote Troublemaker: Surviving Scientology and Hollywood, soon after that. In 2016, she debuted a shocking A&E television series, Scientology and the Aftermath, which is now finishing filming for Season Two.

    But based on the content of Troublemaker, the movie could be her hardest hit yet against the controversial church.

    The original book’s most notorious scene takes place in a castle outside Rome, where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married in 2006. Leah attended the wedding and later claimed that Tom’s best man, Scientology leader David Miscavige, did not bring his wife Shelly.

    When the curious star dared to ask about it, she claimed she was told by Sea Org majordomo and church spokesman Tommy Davis that she didn’t have “the fucking rank” to ask such a question. Scientology later denied that any of this happened.

    Still, Leah wrote, she decided to write a “Knowledge Report” on the church leader – a move for which she says she was later punished.

    The former Scientologist was sent to the church’s spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, she wrote in the book, where she was put through three months of intense interrogations and mental conditioning until she took back her observations about Miscavige.

    Remini claimed she was later billed $300,000 for her punishment, which led to her departure from the religion.

    After the release of the book, Scientology released a lengthy statement that said in part, “She needs to move on with her life instead of pathetically exploiting her former religion, her former friends and other celebrities for money and attention to appear relevant again.”

    Source: http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/leah-remini-scientology-movie-lifetime/
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    ‘Scientology And The Aftermath 2’: Leah Remini And Mike Rinder Accused Of Hate Crimes [Opinion]

    By Christine Beswick, Inquisitr

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    ...the hate websites, a famous concept in the Church of Scientology whenever someone speaks out against the church, are offering no evidence of the alleged hate crimes in question. In part one of the documentary series, episodes and former church members told tales repeatedly of how the church responds whenever someone exposes something horrific happening in the church.

    The responses by the church against those speaking out against the church allegedly include stalking, threatening family members, and hate websites against anyone that speaks out against the church.

    There is no other church on the planet that responds to criticism this way on a repeated basis, as part of their practice and policy.

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    In the hate websites, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder are accused of heinous things. The websites feature letters and statements from family members and other members of the Church of Scientology saying Leah Remini and Mike Rinder inspire “hate crimes,” that they are only after the money with the show, and are selfish and abusive people.

    There are no details about the alleged hate crimes provided. Incidents that occur against the church by different individuals are blamed on Leah Remini and Mike Rinder.

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    On the Leah hate website titled Leah Remini Aftermath Leah Remini was accused of a hate crime for that incident, and the church believes she incited it. But the hate websites against the two creating this documentary do not provide any evidence that Leah Remini and Mike Rinder are guilty of hate crimes. Nor have Leah Remini and Mike Rinder been charged with any hate crimes.

    Nowhere on the websites are there corrections to the stories featured in the A & E documentary to provide evidence that Leah and Mike are lying. Leah and Mike are called professional and paid liars, but no specific examples are provided as to what they are accused of lying about.

    The Church of Scientology is not saying, “We do not engage in this behavior.” Rather they are only saying, “These are disgruntled former members who can not be trusted.”

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    The church’s goal for anyone that exposes them then is to ruin that person entirely, not to, fight the allegations against the Church of Scientology. This is actual church policy, and the hate websites are merely carrying out that policy.

    Full article, with open comments:
    http://www.inquisitr.com/opinion/43...emini-and-mike-rinder-accused-of-hate-crimes/
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  14. TorontosRoot Member

    Someone needs to spark conversations, fight this cult to the ground.

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