Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

going clear

Reviewed by Stephanie Ramirez (Library Staff)

What is the line between “religion” and “cult”? Author Lawrence Wright explores the history and inner workings of the Church of Scientology. Founded by L. Ron Hubbard, whom some call a genius and other a madman, the church’s notoriously secretive practices are revealed in this book: the billion year contract that new recruits are pressured to sign, declaring family members and friends “suppressive persons” so no contact can be made with them again, and of course, the process of “going clear,” which can amount to millions of dollars spent in pursuing this goal. For a clear picture on the damage and fear this religion can cause, check out the accompanying documentary as well. Excellent, well-written tome, one I couldn’t put down!

Located in Adult Nonfiction (299.936 WRI)

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