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The fearsome doings of the Mafia, Nazis, the Stasi and Taliban are widely known, but you may not know much about repression and violence in Scientology, a vast money-making empire, whose leader imprisons, tortures, and enslaves members who displease him. Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker, scrupulously investigates in Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.

Hollywood News: Church of Scientology leader's niece opens up about her new book ~ Sanctified Church Revolution http://sanctifiedchurchrevolution.blogspot.com/2013/02/church-ofchurch-of-scientology-leaders.html#.URKK82eyq_I

Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. But being a troublemaker has come at a cost. That was never more evident than in 2013, when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. She opens up about that experience, revealing the details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices. When she began to raise questions about some of the church's actions, she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization.

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Marginalia...Jamie Zeppa's Blog. Jamie wrote Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan. Here is a list of books she recommends in Reading List of 2013....Read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright; and Life After Life by Kate Atkinson..