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Update: Janet Reitman's book "Inside Scientology"

Discussion in 'Media' started by LarryBren, May 30, 2011.

  1. LarryBren Member

    West coast (San Fran and LA) this is your month with Janet:

    SAN FRANCISCO
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    Sept 13th
    JCC, 7pm
    3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA
    (booksigning to follow)
    http://www.jccsf.org/
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    LOS ANGELES
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    Sept 15th
    Book Soup, 7 pm
    8818 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
    http://www.booksoup.com
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    Sept 16th
    Skylight Books, 7:30 pm
    1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
    http://www.skylightbooks.com
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    Sept 18th
    Center for Inquiry, 12 pm
    4773 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
    http://www.cfiwest.org/
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    Sept 18th
    Center for Inquiry, 4:30 pm
    1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA
    http://www.cfiwest.org/

    http://www.janetreitman.com/events/

    This is your chance to meet Janet, ask questions, get your book(s) signed and hear her.

    She is an excellent speaker and a really nice person.

    Have fun and do us proud!!
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  2. Sponge Member

    Godless Scientology Racks Up Fees, Reveals Victoria’s Secret: Book Review
    Bloomberg 2nd Sept 2011
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-...es-reveals-victoria-s-secret-book-review.html

    Odd title? Victoria's Secret? Here's why...
    Overall, a nice to-the-point review.
    :)
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  3. AnonLover Member

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  5. moarxenu Member

    Janet has added a second appearance in San Francisco. Bay Area anaons, spread the word!

    SAN FRANCISCO
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    Sept 10th
    “Writers with Drinks” @ Make Out Room, 7:30pm
    3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA
    http://www.writerswithdrinks.com/
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    Sept 13th
    JCC, 7pm
    3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA
    (booksigning to follow)
    http://www.jccsf.org/
  6. AnonLover Member

  7. Deletion and removal of this redundant and repetitive post is approved and condoned by the Department of Redundancy Department.........
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  8. Anonymous Member

  9. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/op...tor/warped-view-of-scientology-128371183.html

    -- from the above link

    Sorry for the slight derail. They always have to use the word "apostates" because it makes Scientology sound and look like a real religion. Smart of them to do that but it is not true and is now becoming tiresome.

    Those people are not "apostates".

    Those people are "dissatisfied customers" of a fraudulent sleazy scamming business. And that is all.

    Sorry for the sidetrack. And now back to the book.
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  10. Jaycee, Janet's book and its success has infuriated the $cilons. They are frothing at their keyboards all over the web while the strong sales figures and positive reviews keep pouring in. Janet's appearances in San Francisco are going to be Epic! Let's stay tuned! :)
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  11. LarryBren Member

    And another reading/signing added to California on Sept 19:

    SAN FRANCISCO
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    Sept 10th
    “Writers with Drinks” @ Make Out Room, 7:30pm
    3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA
    http://www.writerswithdrinks.com/
    SPACER.png
    Sept 13th
    JCC, 7pm
    3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA
    (booksigning to follow)
    http://www.jccsf.org/
    SPACER.png
    LOS ANGELES
    SPACER.png
    Sept 15th
    Book Soup, 7 pm
    8818 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
    http://www.booksoup.com
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    Sept 16th
    Skylight Books, 7:30 pm
    1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
    http://www.skylightbooks.com
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    Sept 18th
    Center for Inquiry, 12 pm
    4773 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
    http://www.cfiwest.org/
    SPACER.png
    Sept 18th
    Center for Inquiry, 4:30 pm
    1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA
    http://www.cfiwest.org/
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    Sept 19th
    Rancho Mirage Library, 7:00 pm
    71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA
    http://www.ranchmiragelibrary.org/
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  12. Anonymous Member

    I urge any Anons that can go to her appearances to please do so just to act as sort of a security measure. The Clams are desperate and who knows if some crazy Clam might show up.
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  13. ^^^^^ Very Good Advice! ^^^^^

    Thank you, Anonymous!
  14. Actually, they use "apostates" because then they can cite this academic paper talking about a particular instance of Catholic apostasy and pretend that it means that "serious academics say all apostate testimony is unreliable".

    Find a Tommy Davis statement where he uses the word and there will usually be a phrase from that article nearby.
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  15. moarxenu Member

    I want to highlight the speaking event in San Francisco that has just been added. Janet is speaking this Saturday, September 10, at the supercool Make-Out Room in the Mission District at their Writers With Drinks event. It starts at 7:30 pm.

    Saturday will be Bay Area epic. Pacman has returned for a South Bay Statcrashers raid in Los Gatos during the day, and Janet's event is in the evening.

    Spread the word to your Bay Area contacts plox!

    Writers With Drinks Write Up

    Make-Out Room Infoz

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  17. Anonymous Member

    More info here as well:
    http://cfiwest.org/calendar/FeedYourBrain.htm#reitman

    Food and refreshments are available and parking is free (the Hollywood location). If this fills up like we hope, the nearby streets do not have permit restrictions for any overflow. CFI is in walking distance of the Vermont/Sunset Redline station as well (and also in walking distance of Big Blue!)
  18. Anonymous Member

    I also wanted to mention at the same Hollywood CFI venue, the next book club meeting will be discussing Janet's book as well.
    http://cfiwest.org/groups/BookClub.htm


  19. Anonymous Member

  20. Anonymous Member

    Nah, Sponge linked it a week ago.
  21. Mafiawog Member

  22. Robocat Member

    I'm down for the Make Out Room if anyone else is.
  23. Anonymous Member

    The CFI lectures that involve scientology always fill up with CFI regulars to begin with, but I hope anons show up as well.
    As CFI is in walking distance from Big Blue, it could be fun.
    Parking is free and if it fills up, the street parking has no permit restrictions. Near the Sunset/Vermont Redline station as well.
  24. Sponge Member

    http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?p=407350#p407350

    So....

  25. Sponge Member

  26. moarxenu Member

    UPDATE; JANET SF MAKE-OUT ROOM EVENT CANCELED

    Unfortunately Janet will not make it out to SF until Monday so no MakeOut Room :(

    However, she will be speaking at the Jewish Community Center on Tuesday.

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  29. Chipshotz Member

    Started "Inside scientology" today.
    We read so many bits and pieces it sometimes seems like a big jig-saw puzzle.
    Janet lays everything out in nice straight lines and connects the dots. Very well done and hard to put down.

    <3 my Kindle.
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  30. I read and listen to a large number of books. IMHO, Janet's book is brilliant and the reader chosen for the Audiobook is superb. He reads it like he wrote it and understands every word! Recommended!
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  31. Exponential Member

    Janet's book is excellent. A copy is being passed around our faggy SF book club. We will be attending the JCC event Sept 13th in SF en masse to show our support.
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  32. Smurf Member

  33. Chipshotz Member

    Thanks, I tried the text-to-speech option but the Kindle sounds too much like the "message from anonymous" video.
    I'll look into the audiobook but I think I'd rather read it.
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  34. Sponge Member

    What I thought about doing with the audiobook was to use a few choice (fair use) snippets to combine with video for something youtubingly epic, but after listening to the preview I'm not 100% sure his voice has the right amount of gravitas for that.
  35. AnonLover Member

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  36. Mitsu Too Member

    Finally finished reading my copy. Well written especially the section on Lisa. Most of what was written I was already familiar with but she added some new and interesting tidbits. I feel she could have easily written a second volume or expanded on some of what was there. If this book is the first book someone picks up on the subject it does give a very good view and synopsis of the who, what, where, when, and how. In short I think anyone who has never heard of scientology will clearly get a WTF education and stay away or at the very least follow the links she provided and do there own readin.

    Having said all this I am infinitely curious about the young scientologist Natalie Wallet. I have a hard time believing she could freely meet and speak with Janet without the church being aware or interfering. Is she still able to speak freely? It would be interesting to see where she is today and perhaps she would have been more believable had there been other young scientologist that could have corraberated her kind of thinking but I get left with the feeling that she was a plant.
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  37. Anonymous Member

    CFI just confirmed that at the Sept 18th lecture, Janet Reitman will be interviews by Mark Ebner.
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  38. Sponge Member

    Janet Reitman Goes Where No One Else Wants To: Inside Scientology
    SF Weekly 12th Sept 2011
    http://blogs.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2011/09/_alan_scherstuhl_as_far.php
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  39. moarxenu Member

    A friend just sent me info that Janet appearing tomorrow morning 9:00 am to 10:00 am on our NPR station KQED's popular KQED forum. It would be appreciated if some one could record for future posting.

    KQED Forum:

    http://www.kqed.org/radio/programs/forum/

    I am not sure if Janet's segment is call-in, but here is the call-in number:

    866-SF-Forum
    866-733-678
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  40. anonakatie Member

    As I noted in the other thread, Mark is asking if you come, if you could please not be masked as it is a book event and not a raid.
    Thanks!
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