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« Reply #105 on: July 02, 2015, 06:56:35 PM »

                                             Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father to Pen Tell-All Book

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bookmark/scientology-leader-david-miscaviges-father-806173


             Father of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige to write tell-all about estranged son titled 'If He Dies, He Dies'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3147308/Father-Church-Scientology-leade.html#ixzz3enJuXa3B
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« Reply #106 on: July 22, 2015, 02:47:52 AM »

                                     Palm Beach woman at center of explosive new book, 'The Unbreakable Miss Lovely'

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/boca-raton/fl-brf-church-0715-20150720-story.html#page=1
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« Reply #107 on: July 22, 2015, 08:09:26 PM »

                                                Author of book on Scientology to visit Austin Saturday

http://books.blog.austin360.com/2015/07/20/author-of-book-on-scientology-to-visit-austin-saturday/
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« Reply #108 on: September 01, 2015, 06:27:58 AM »

                                        Re: Upcoming Swedish tv Sep 2nd 2015 - and much more!


Mariette Lindstein posts to Facebook that her book has now been reviewed in Dagens Nyheter, the biggest morning paper. To even be mentioned on their culture page is something, especially when you are a new author on a small publishing company, and to then be praised is even more cool. 

The story is constructed in the way a cult works: at first, mostly harmless, and then it becomes more and more exciting, like a strong thrilller.
I don't see it online yet, but I imagine it will be there later.

Some time ago, she was also interviewed for Filter, an ambitious literary magazine. "The book is a small fuck you to them" It's not available for free, you can buy it here: http://magasinetfilter.se/magasin/2015/45/boken-ar-ett-litet-fuck-you-till-dem

In the program for the very large book fair in Gothenburg next month (about 100,000 visitors in total during four days) I see that she is going to make appearances. http://www.bokmassan.se/sv/program/arets-medverkande/?person=113253

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?40186-Upcoming-Swedish-tv-Sep-2nd-2015/page2
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« Reply #109 on: October 27, 2015, 07:12:56 AM »

                                      The Truth Rundown:

Stories of violence, intimidation and control in the world of Scientology Kindle Edition

by The staff of the Tampa Bay Times (Author, Editor)

http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Rundown-violence-intimidation-Scientology-ebook/dp/B013UWYHAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445730838&sr=8-1&keywords=truth+rundown
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« Reply #110 on: December 13, 2015, 07:06:53 AM »

                    Announced at the Bunker this morning:

                                                         Bare-Faced Messiah Now in Paperback!


http://tonyortega.org/2015/12/12/more-leaked-video-watch-scientology-welcome-2007-a-year-david-miscavige-would-regret/

Humfrey Hunter of Silvertail Books put Bare-Faced Messiah back in print in 2014, 27 years after its first publication. Russell Miller’s epic biography of L. Ron Hubbard is, for our money, the finest book in the Scientology field, and we can’t recommend it highly enough.

Now, Humfrey has let us know that he’s put Bare-Faced Messiah in paperback, and it’s now available at Amazon. Pick up your copy in time for Christmas!   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1909269360?keywords=russell%20miller%20silvertail&qid=1449845096&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2
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« Reply #111 on: December 29, 2015, 05:36:35 AM »

                                        Rock Slam, by Sosumi Starr, a novel inspired by recovery from Scientology

    Rock Slam, by Sosumi Starr, a novel inspired by recovery from Scientology.

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Slam-cult-novel-Needles-ebook/dp/B019P930YY/




    Rock Slam: a cult novel (Eye of Needles Book 1) Kindle Edition

    by Sosumi Starr (Author)

    Kindle $3.99

    Three women lost to humanity huddle together on the chill Oregon coast. If they are to heal each other’s fractured lives, they must heed the lesson imposed by a sinister crag rising from the sea.

    A fictional book based on a true story, Rock Slam is one woman’s biography of pain and bliss, providing insight into families consumed by cults and forever scarred by evil. Through the blend of true life horror and crime, the workings of a cult and the minds of some captives may be understood.

    The effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stockholm Syndrome, and fractured personality occurring as a result of cult involvement are explored.

    Product Details

    File Size: 2242 KB
    Print Length: 136 pages
    Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    Publisher: Liber Sol Press; 1 edition (December 21, 2015)
    Publication Date: December 21, 2015
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    Language: English
    ASIN: B019P930YY
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    ************************************************** ******************************

    Sosumi Starr's Smashword Profile

    https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/sosumi

    Sosumi Starr

    Biography

    Sosumi wanders the universe seeking to right injustices through revealing truths kept hidden under oppression.

    Books

    Rock Slam by Sosumi Starr

    Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,090. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015 by House of Lit. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Scientology, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking

    Three women lost to humanity huddle together on the chill Oregon coast. If they are to heal each other’s fractured lives, they must heed the lesson imposed by a sinister crag rising from the sea. Based on a true story, Rock Slam uses metaphor and narrative to relate one woman’s biography of pain and bliss, providing insight into families consumed by cults and forever scarred by evil.

    EDITED TO ADD:

    http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Slam-cult...dp/B019P930YY/



    EDITED AGAIN TO ADD INTRODUCTION AND SAMPLE FROM SMASHWORDS

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    Rock Slam

    a cult novel

    Eye of Needles, Book I

    sosumi starr

    © Copyright 2015 Sosumi Starr

    All Rights Reserved

    SMASHWORDS EDITION

    Smashwords Edition License Notes

    This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be resold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return it to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

    This book is a work of fiction based on a true story. All characters and events are fictitious, except those which are the true experiences of the ex-cult member. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. No part, excerpt, image, or passage of this book or book cover may be reproduced or copied by anyone (including online libraries), in any medium, except for those expressly and explicitly allowed in writing from the author or publisher. For permission, contact zephyrlib@gmail.com.

    Book Description

    Three women lost to humanity huddle together on the chill Oregon coast. If they are to heal each other’s fractured lives, they must heed the lesson imposed by a sinister crag rising from the sea.

    Based on a true story, Rock Slam uses metaphor and narrative to relate one woman’s biography of pain and bliss, providing insight into families consumed by cults and forever scarred by evil. Through the fictionalized blend of true life horror and crime, the workings of a cult and the minds of some captives may be understood.
    The effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stockholm Syndrome, and fractured personality occurring as a result of cult involvement are explored.

    for Warrior

    for the survivors and their families,
    who could never understand

    for Tim, for staying as long as he could

    for my grandchildren,
    who otherwise would never know the truth

    for my parents, who endured

    and most of all
    for my lost children

    In life, little happens by chance, and most bad hands we’re dealt are the consequence of our actions, which are shaped by our wisdom and our ignorance. In my experience, survival depends on hoping for the best while recognizing that disaster is more likely and that it can’t be averted if it can’t be imagined.
    —Odd Thomas/Dean Koontz from Deeply Odd

    You never wanted your children anyway.
    —M. George

    He with no spine has a snake for a backbone.
    — Riley Hill’s Chinese Fortune Cookie

    For those of you seduced by the need to follow God, to seek those greater spiritual states of being, who said enlightenment is not cruel? Who said Truth and Beauty bring Peace? All truth cannot lie, nor lies exist without truth. This is the Tao. Follow me through my tale so you can choose your path more wisely.
    –The Tented Woman

    Contents

    Introduction

    1. Suicide

    2. Resurrection

    3. Journals

    4. Born Again Bums

    5. Hidden Things

    6. Secrets of the Sea

    7. Living Without Mirrors

    8. Hopes and Dreams

    9. Imprint/In Print

    Foreword

    Chapter One The Road to Total Freedom

    The Emotional Tone Scale

    Suppressive Person

    Tone 40

    Chapter Two Beyond My Wildest Dreams

    10. Spooky Stories

    11. Don’t Think, Just Do

    Chapter Three The Highest Honor

    12. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Chapter Four The Silent Scream

    13. Wrongful Death

    14. Freedom

    15. Have I Got a Bridge to Sell You!

    Suggested Reading Material

    For Families and Ex-cult Members

    For Those Recovering from Cult Abuses

    For Those Still Trapped and Their Families

    Coming soon from Sosumi Starr

    Introduction

    Have you known an innocent and delightful person who suddenly turned and became someone you could not fathom? Have you wondered what goes through the mind of someone in a cult? Do you assert that you would never be susceptible to becoming involved in a cult? That only weak or vulnerable people get caught in their grips? Do you have a family member who is lost to a group or practice that you cannot understand? Do you grieve for what you gave up, are you trying to recover? Are you a survivor? Or a victim? If so, this book might be for you.

    But if you live on the thin surface of life, believing only in the news, your church, the American Dream, apple pie, and that nothing, nothing, can ever shatter that; or if you are already captured by the mind-control techniques of your favorite cult and refuse to hear anything offered that does not come to you via your founder, your leader, your interpreter of God; you probably will not understand the insights this book offers.

    Perhaps the truth writhes, buried under a layer of denial that terrible things could happen in the bright and shining USA—or your country—condoned by government, disregarded by law, and leaving the victim shunned by the general populace; the normal people. Can post traumatic stress disorder last a lifetime? A lot has been written for and about PTSD as regards service men and women, but not so much about others who have suffered the shocks and harrowing misadventures that bring their lives and livelihoods to their knees.

    Chances are you will not like this story. But if you’re curious about true crime, what goes through the minds of cult members, or what can happen to those who are innocent and trusting in countries around the world, and if you can stand up to the truth that it’s happening every day in your neighborhood, you may be well-armed to read this book.

    This book is a work of fiction based on a true story. It provides peeks into the workings of a mind trapped in a cult that, quite ironically, offers to free the planet of insanity, war, and crime. It is about the pain of being human and innocent. It is a trek to the dark side of what well-intentioned people can do to one another. Written in a literary style of plain English without much cult jargon, the author can only hope it helps at least one person to make a better choice.

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?41051-Rock-Slam-by-Sosumi-Starr-a-novel-inspired-by-recovery-from-Scientology
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« Reply #112 on: March 18, 2016, 07:45:05 AM »

                                                                Tom's best friend

Dear Gossips,

What’s your answer to the question: Who is Tom Cruise’s best friend?

Probably David Miscavige, right? David Miscavige’s father, Ron, is coming out with a book called Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me. It’s due in May. And father and son do not have a good relationship. Ron quit the Church in 2012. So now he’s, presumably, telling all of his son’s secrets. But let’s be real – we’re not interested in David’s secrets, are we? We are interested in his best friend’s secrets.

But David hasn’t always been Tom’s BFF. Tom’s turned 54 this year. When he was 24 years old, his best friend was Emilio Estevez and also Sean Penn but they weren’t hanging out that much anymore because Sean got married to Madonna. And when he was 24 years old he was telling all of this to Cameron Crowe for Interview Magazine. Go back and read that article with 30 years of hindsight. It’s FASCINATING. So much of it is. Including the part where he talks about watching the rushes every day. You hear all the time how actors can’t bear to see their own performances. Tom Cruise, evidently, has never had that problem. Is it vanity? Or just a lot of self-confidence?


http://www.laineygossip.com/David-Miscaviges-father--Ron--releasing-book-called-Ruthless-Scientology--My-Son-David-Miscavige--and-Me-and-Intro-for-March-17--2016/43354
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« Reply #113 on: March 19, 2016, 07:25:07 AM »

                                             A 'Ruthless' Scientology tell-all is coming

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/03/17/ruthless-scientology-tell-all-coming/81913678/

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/scientology-leader-david-miscaviges-dad-ron-to-speak-out-in-new-interview-w167540

http://abcnews.go.com/Press_Release/ron-miscavige-father-scientology-leader-david-miscavige-speaks/story?id=37715704

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/father-church-scientology-leader-writes-7579036
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« Reply #114 on: May 01, 2016, 05:43:42 PM »

                                                Author Robin Gaby Fisher working on a book about a woman’s struggle with Scientology

    Author Robin Gaby Fisher working on a book about a woman’s struggle with the Church of Scientology.

    The Vermont Standard: Woodstock Author Captures Tragedies In Bestsellers

    http://www.thevermontstandard.com/2016/04/woodstock-author-captures-tragedies-in-bestsellers/

    * * * * * BEGIN EXCERPT * * * * *

    Woodstock Author Captures Tragedies In Bestsellers

    By Virginia Dean, Standard Correspondent

    Part-time local resident Robin Gaby Fisher has been a working journalist for over 30 years. From the slow painful healing process of two young male students critically burned in a dormitory fire to the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, Fisher has captured some of America’s worst tragedies in the 20th and 21st centuries.

    A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing and the New York Times bestselling author of three books, “After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival,” “The Boys of the Dark: A Story of Betrayal and Redemption in the Deep South” and “The Woman Who Wasn’t There,” Fisher’s narrative journalism conveys a deep respect and compassion for those involved.

    In fact, Fisher even writes about those who fabricate their involvement in such tragedies.

    Teaming up with filmmaker Angelo J. Guglielmo Jr., for example, Fisher tells the story of Tania Head who lived a lie for years as she pretended to be a survivor of the World Trade Center attacks who lost her husband in the same attack and founded and led the World Trade Center Survivors’ Network until she was eventually exposed as a fraud.

    “The story is one of the most audacious and bewildering quests for acclaim in recent memory, one that poses fascinating questions about the essence of morality and the human need for connection at any cost,” according to the GoodReads website.

    Currently the director of the Journalism Program at Rutgers University’s Newark campus, Fisher is working on a book for Penguin/Putnam about a woman’s struggle with the Church of Scientology. It will be released next spring.

    * * * * * END EXCERPT * * * * *

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« Reply #115 on: May 13, 2016, 05:35:53 AM »

                                  The Unbreakable Miss Lovely looks at one of Scientology’s most formidable foes

‘Miss Lovely’ gets the A.V. Club treatment

Nathan Rabin has a great thing going at the A.V. Club, The Onion’s influential culture website. He reviews books on his own schedule, not on a publisher’s. And he has a strong interest in Scientology, which has led him to review books like Leah Remini’s Troublemaker.

And now, to our complete surprise, Rabin has chosen to write about our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper. We’re humbled, and very pleased that he seemed to have enjoyed the book so much. It’s great to see someone as inspired as we were about Paulette’s amazing life and her triumph against long odds.

The A.V. Club has a huge readership. We hope that some of Rabin’s many fans manage to find their way to our underground lair and can join us as we keep our daily watch on Scientology news.

Tony Ortega.

http://www.avclub.com/article/unbreakable-miss-lovely-looks-one-scientologys-mos-234773
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« Reply #116 on: July 13, 2016, 05:26:54 AM »

                               NEW BOOK - Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia, by Steve Cannane

Harper Collins Publishers Australia - Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia

http://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780733331329/

Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia

by Steve Cannane

On Sale: 19/09/2016

Format: Paperback

About the Book

As astonishing as it is compelling - Steve Cannane's extraordinary insight into Scientology in Australia is investigative journalism at its very best. From Rugby League players trying to improve their game, to Hollywood superstars and the depressed sons of media moguls, Scientology has recruited its share of famous Australians. Less known is that Australia was the first place to ban Scientology, or that Scientology spies helped expose the Chelmsford Deep Sleep Scandal. Numerous Australians have held senior posts in the organisation only to fall foul of the top brass and lose their families as a result. Based on years of interviews and research, Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Cannane tells for the first time the fascinating story of Australia's vital involvement with this powerful, secretive and punitive cult.

Product Details

ISBN: 9780733331329
ISBN 10: 0733331327
Imprint: ABC Books - AU
On Sale: 09/19/2016
Pages: 320
List Price: 32.99 AUD
BISAC1: Literature & literary studies / Reportage & collected journalism


* * * * * END QUOTATION * * * * *

http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/fair-game-the-incredible-untold-story-of-scientology-in-australia-steve-cannane/p/9780733331329

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?42219-NEW-BOOK-Fair-Game-The-Incredible-Untold-Story-of-Scientology-in-Australia
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« Reply #117 on: July 19, 2016, 08:14:47 AM »

                                    NEW book: Blown: A Novel Set in the World of the Scientology Sea Org

    NEW book: Blown: A Novel Set in the World of the Scientology Sea Org

    The novel is based on a true story. There is a planned sequel entitled SP.

    Official website - Read Online: https://lhbbooks.com/home/

    On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Blown-Lauren-Halsted-Burroughs-ebook/dp/B01FWQOX9U/

    Amazon version of the book is 218 pages long.

    Article on Scientology Books and Media: https://scicrit.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/blown-a-novel-set-in-the-world-of-the-sea-org/



    * * * * * BEGIN AMAZON SUMMARY * * * * *

    At the tender ages of only three and five, sisters Amory and Riley are abandoned by their mother at the Church of Scientology in Hollywood, California.

    For sixteen long years Amory does what she’s told, following Church rules and regulations about every aspect of her life. Yet, while working in the Sea Org—the Church’s administrative organization comprised of the most dedicated members—Amory experiences for the first time a stirring yearning for freedom unlike anything she’s ever known.

    When Riley admits that she’s pregnant, Amory knows she must do something and swallows a handful of pills in a desperate attempt to escape. When she wakes up, the Church places her in a strict ethics “rehabilitation” program that isolates her from family and friends.

    As Amory becomes more convinced of her need to leave the Church, she struggles to disconnect from those around her and free herself from the ties that hold her to the only home she has.

    Will Amory find the courage she needs to escape the manipulation and controlling demands of the only world she’s ever known?

    Based on true-life events, Blown represents the first novel depicting life inside the repressive confines of the Church of Scientology.

    * * * * * END AMAZON SUMMARY * * * * *

    * * * * * BEGIN AMAZON ABOUT THE AUTHOR * * * * *

    Lauren Halsted Burroughs teaches English at Cuyamaca Community College in San Diego, California.

    Burroughs began her writing career as an editorial assistant at Surfing Girl Magazine and has worked as a journalist, grant writer, online content writer, and in research, and academic publishing. This is her debut novel.

    * * * * * END AMAZON ABOUT THE AUTHOR * * * * *

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                      In the "About Blown" tab on the web site, it says that the book was based on interviews by the author with a friend who had been in.

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« Reply #118 on: September 14, 2016, 09:01:23 AM »

                                                      Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia

by Steve Cannane

On Sale: 19/09/2016

About the Book

As astonishing as it is compelling - Steve Cannane's extraordinary insight into Scientology in Australia is investigative journalism at its very best. From Rugby League players trying to improve their game, to Hollywood superstars and the depressed sons of media moguls, Scientology has recruited its share of famous Australians. Less known is that Australia was the first place to ban Scientology, or that Scientology spies helped expose the Chelmsford Deep Sleep Scandal. Numerous Australians have held senior posts in the organisation only to fall foul of the top brass and lose their families as a result. Based on years of interviews and research, Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Cannane tells for the first time the fascinating story of Australia's vital involvement with this powerful, secretive and punitive cult.
Product Details

    ISBN: 9780733331329
    ISBN 10: 0733331327
    Imprint: ABC Books - AU
    On Sale: 09/19/2016
    Pages: 384
    List Price: 32.99 AUD
    BISAC1: Literature & literary studies / Reportage & collected journalism



http://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780733331329/
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« Reply #119 on: November 18, 2016, 06:23:16 AM »

                               Available 11/17/16: New book by James R. Lewis: Handbook of Scientology.

Interestingly so far I see it listed only on the Amazon UK website. The Amazon US website lists it as unavailable. The Amazon UK website states the book can be delivered in the US.

Amazon UK: Handbook of Scientology

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handbook-Scientology-Handbooks-Contemporary-Religion/dp/9004328718/


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