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« Reply #45 on: November 05, 2012, 06:54:25 AM »

                                        Lawrence Wright's new book January release date

                                              (The guy from The NEW Yorker.)

    You heard it here first, of course.
    This is not BPI by Random House as yet, AFAIK.

    Two possible book titles so far but looks like a
    January release date for the hardback and ebook:

    Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood
    And The Prison Of Belief
    by Lawrence Wright

    ISBN: 9780593069226
    Format: Hardback
    Publication Date: 2013-01-17
    Publisher: BANTAM PRESS
    Pages: 400

    Prisoners of Faith
    by Lawrence Wright

    EBook ISBN: 9781446488577
    Published: 17/01/2013
    Imprint: Transworld Digital
    Extent: 400 pages

    An explosive exposé of the cult of Scientology revealed through the eyes of a high profile former member.

    Synopsis

    When Academy Award winning writer and director Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby, Crash) left the Church of Scientology after three decades of loyal service, the organisation suffered a crushing blow. Alongside Tom Cruise and John Travolta, Haggis was one of the church’s Hollywood trophies. But Haggis’ personal investigation of the church to which he had pledged his faith uncovered a litany of horrors, including physical abuse, forced abortions, slavery and imprisonment of its members. With his belief shattered, Haggis resigned from Scientology and here – for the first time – he speaks out about his experiences.

    Prisoners of Faith explores the roots of Scientology, from the life of its eccentric founder, L. Ron Hubbard, to the practices of its current leader David Miscavige. Encompassing flashes of brilliance and insanity, we discover the appeal of Scientology through Haggis’ eyes, especially to talented and ambitious members of the entertainment industry. This is the most profound reckoning to date with the powerful and secretive organisation that dominates celebrity headlines. It is also a moving human story of the lure of extreme faith and the price of leaving it.

    ###

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Going-Clear-Scientology-Hollywood-Prison/dp/0593069226/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352049626&sr=1-4

    More info as I get it.

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« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2012, 11:19:10 PM »


                            worldcat.org

https://www.worldcat.org/profiles/Wieber/lists/1768991

3 books out in early 2013.

1) Lawrence Wright "Prisoners of Faith" as covered above.

2) Jenna Miscavige, niece of David Miscavige tell all book comes out in January ! 2months away!

3) Marc Headley "The Greatest Good"
Despicable Church vengefulness and retaliation since he left the Sea Organization will be an eye-opener.
What length the Church will go to against a former member that dares to whistleblow ?
This is what the extorted funds out of the public pays for !
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« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2012, 06:11:26 AM »

New Memoir on Scientology

    Hello,
    I apologize in advance if this is an inappropriate place to post this (but it is General Discussion ...), my Scientology book is now for sale on amazon (and the other usual etailers).
    Here's a link to my blog, which will click you through to amazon (I think I get a referral credit that way or something ... not sure).  http://www.vancewoodward.com/journal/2012/11/9/addicted-to-scientology-overcoming-the-ups-downs-of-scientoloholism
    Here's what the cover looks like:

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« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2012, 07:02:15 AM »

                           
                Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief [Deckle Edge] [Hardcover]
Lawrence Wright (Author)

Book Description
Release Date: January 17, 2013
A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists—both famous and less well known—and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.

At the book’s center, two men whom Wright brings vividly to life, showing how they have made Scientology what it is today: The darkly brilliant science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, whose restless, expansive mind invented a new religion. And his successor, David Miscavige—tough and driven, with the unenviable task of preserving the church after the death of Hubbard.

We learn about Scientology’s complicated cosmology and special language. We see the ways in which the church pursues celebrities, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and how such stars are used to advance the church’s goals. And we meet the young idealists who have joined the Sea Org, the church’s clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract.

In Going Clear, Wright examines what fundamentally makes a religion a religion, and whether Scientology is, in fact, deserving of this constitutional protection. Employing all his exceptional journalistic skills of observation, understanding, and shaping a story into a compelling narrative, Lawrence Wright has given us an evenhanded yet keenly incisive book that reveals the very essence of what makes Scientology the institution it is.

http://www.amazon.com/Going-Clear-Scientology-Hollywood-Prison/dp/0307700666/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352826170&sr=8-2&keywords=lawrence+wright+scientology
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« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2012, 02:59:51 PM »

                                 Knopf to Publish Pulitzer Prize Winner’s Investigation of Scientology
 
By LESLIE KAUFMAN
Lawrence Wright's next book will be Kenny Braun/Knopf, via Associated Press Lawrence Wright’s next book will be “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief.”

Lawrence Wright, who won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2007 for his last book, “The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” has written an investigation of the Church of Scientology, the Alfred A. Knopf publishing house announced Wednesday.

The book, which is titled “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief,” will be released in January. Knopf, which is part of Random House, says it has set a first printing for the book of 150,000 copies.

The book stems from an investigation into Scientology that Mr. Wright wrote for The New Yorker, where he is a staff writer. Knopf says the book is based on three years of research. As part of that research, Mr. Wright conducted more than 200 interviews with current and former members of the secretive religion, among others.

Mr. Wright said in a written statement: “I was drawn to write this book by the questions many people have about Scientology: What is it that makes this religion alluring? What do its adherents get out of it? How can rational-seeming people subscribe to beliefs that others find incomprehensible?”

    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/knopf-to-publish-pulitzer-prize-winners-investigation-of-scientology/

                     Scientology Tell-All On Tom Cruise & John Travolta To Be Released In January

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/11/scientology-tell-all-tom-cruise-john-travolta-release-january

                              http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/249657/group/homepage/
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« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2012, 07:00:04 AM »

                     New book - “Scientology: A Walk into Darkness,” by Glenn Samuels

Former Apollo auditor and researcher Glenn Samuels’ book “Scientology: A Walk into Darkness” should be out within days or weeks. Might be the most revealing book of the bunch in some respects since Glenn worked hand in glove with LRH on tech lines for a number of years.

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?29391-New-book-%E2%80%9CScientology-A-Walk-into-Darkness-%E2%80%9D-by-Glenn-Samuels
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« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2012, 05:57:34 PM »

                Jim Lewis new paper. 2012 Scientology Up Stat, Down Stat

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« Reply #52 on: December 18, 2012, 05:55:10 AM »

                                   Publishers put Scientology under the spotlight

                                          THE BOOKSELLER

17.12.12 | Joshua Farrington   

 Scientology is a hot topic at the moment, with Paul Thomas Anderson's film "The Master" partly inspired by the impact of the movement's founder, science-fiction author L Ron Hubbard.

The controversial organisation will be subjected to further scrutiny in the new year with new books examining how the Church of Scientology operates.

On 7th January, Silvertail Books will release The Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology, by journalist John Sweeney. The "Panorama" reporter made two programmes on the church, famously clashing with a Scientology spokesman in a scene that went viral online.

Silvertail publisher Humfrey Hunter said: "These kinds of books have never really been done before, so it's a really interesting time for Scientology. It's a long process. I think the reason they are starting to appear now is that more and more people have been able to leave over the years, and are finally able to talk about what they experienced."

He added: "The internet has made it easier for people who went through the same things to come together and talk about it. There's been this creeping growth, and now it has reached a tipping point." The book will be released as a paperback at £12.99, and around the world in all English language territories, including the US, as an e-book costing £3.99.

A first-hand account of life in the church is released by William Morrow on 12th February priced at £11.99. Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of the current church leader David Miscavige, is a former Scientologist who tells her story in Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape.

Hill is an outspoken critic of the church, made famous by celebrity practitioners including Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-put-scientology-under-spotlight.html
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« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2012, 04:53:48 PM »

                            Lawrence Wright's new book January release date

Trust me that I've already read everything out there . . . everything.

Today though, I've been previewing Wright's book the past hour or two.
My jaw has dropped a few times. All I keeping blurting out on
and off is "holy sh*t!"

Franks and Miscavige wearing "wires" to attempt to frame Mary Sue
for all the crimes and leave LRH in the clear to live out his remaining years.
The last couple days at Creston and the final will. The "death assist"
with Ray Mithoff. Lawrence Wright concludes that passage:

"Whatever powers Scientology was supposed to bestow were
no more evident in the death of its founder than they had
been in his life."

All the palace intrigues after his death. Haunting stories. Who would
have thought all of this this would have made it into a major mainstream
book by a Pulitzer Prize winning author?

Me, for one.

DM, Tommy Davis, Tom Cruise, just to name a few, will not like this book.
Many Tommy Davis behind-the-scenes foot bullets are memorialized forever,
following him to Austin as he begins his new life.

The Marty-Diane Colletto incident in stark vivid detail. DM violence at Saint Hill
and beating up his PC. DM steroid use for asthma . . . "roid rage" anyone? The
list goes on and on. Wright managed to get some extraordinarily revealing
interviews along the way

The book is riveting on every page. The whole history with no pulled punches
and so well written. Brought to life and clarity by a really good author. And to
know that all the material was undoubtedly vetted beyond question by the
author, his two research assistants, and the publishing house lawyers.

Can't wait for the physical book to release. I know what I'll be doing that day.

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« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2012, 07:12:30 AM »

So how does 2013 look? If January is any guide, it’s going to be rough.

January 7 — John Sweeney’s book The Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology hits bookstores.

January 16 — A TV documentary is debuting that we are not allowed to speak of just yet.

January 17 — Lawrence Wright’s book Going Clear will ride in on a big wave of publicity.

January 17 — Jenna Miscavige Hill’s memoir will give Wright’s book a run for its money as the media feeding frenzy peaks.

January 17 — We predict that Marc Headley will not be making that announcement that so many of you think is happening. So calm down.

(Who are the biological parents of Cruise`s kid.)
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« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2012, 06:56:49 PM »

   
The creepy desert road where Tom Cruise’s potty Church pals carved giant ‘hello’ to E.T.
BBC reporter John Sweeney visits cult's alien cathedral


                          THE SUN

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4719205/scientology-tom-cruise-alien-cathedral-new-mexico-hello-message.html#ixzz2GbtNfhUX
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« Reply #56 on: January 01, 2013, 06:56:28 AM »

                       John Sweeney getting plenty of publicity for his upcoming book.

: Church of Scientology's 'alien space cathedral' in New Mexico desert: report Revealed

A BBC reporter traveled to a secluded section of the New Mexico desert to investigate the site, reportedly inscribed with a message to aliens that can be seen from space.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/scientology-alien-space-cathedral-article-1.1230159#ixzz2GenTcNHh

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255215/Revealed--alien-space-cathedral-built-New-Mexico-desert-Tom-Cruise-s-Scientology-church.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

http://www.newkerala.com/news/newsplus/worldnews-121454.html#.UOHe9nfF1m0

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/31/scientologys-alien-space-cathedral-john-sweeneys-church-fear_n_2388291.html?ncid%3DGEP

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2012/12/31/107-Scientology-church-has-carved-hello-to-aliens-at-New-Mexico-base-.html

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4719205/scientology-tom-cruise-alien-cathedral-new-mexico-hello-message.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=Features

http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/4279/20121231/alien-space-cathedral-new-mexico-actually-scientology.htm

http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/19718

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/12/scientology-underground-desert-alien-crop-circles
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« Reply #57 on: January 01, 2013, 05:45:12 PM »

     Go  John Sweeney

               Cruise cult’s bizarre musical chairs game    THE SUN

 SCIENTOLOGISTS were forced to play a sinister game of musical chairs to decide who should be in the cult’s inner circle, a new book reveals.

David Miscavige
Chief ... David Miscavige
Polaris

Church members danced frantically to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody until 4am. The mad ritual in a “punishment cell” dubbed The Hole climaxed in violent scenes, says John Sweeney in his book The Church of Fear.

Ex-sect member Tom DeVocht told the BBC Panorama investigator that competitors faced rejection by leader David Miscavige — a pal of Scientologist superstar Tom Cruise — if they lost a chair place.

DeVocht, a builder, said: “Everybody played the game with this mental anguish. People were breaking down. It was a very eerie, strange thing.”

A chair was smashed in two as a winner was decided in the cell — built from two trailer homes at the sect’s California HQ, Gold Base, at Gilman Hot Springs.

DeVocht claims he was a long-time friend of Miscavige, 52, until he left the weird sect in 2005. He said Miscavige — Cruise’s best man at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes — hit him twice.

The Church and Miscavige deny all claims of abuse and violence. They say Sweeney, who erupted in fury at a Scientology member in a BBC programme in 2007, is psychotic, a liar and a bigot.

The Church of Fear — Inside the Weird World of Scientology by John Sweeney, published on January 7 by Silvertail Books. Paperback £12.99 and ebook £3.99 www.silvertailbooks.com

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4720743/Tom-Cruise-cults-bizarre-game-of-musical-chairs.html#ixzz2GhSElhT7

http://in.omg.yahoo.com/news/scientologists-played-sinister-game-musical-chairs-says-tell-121520666.html

http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/1315222-scientologists-play-musical-chairs-game
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« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2013, 04:48:28 PM »

                        New Book Reveals Scientology’s “Alien Space Cathedral” in New Mexico

                                                JDJOURNAL

http://www.jdjournal.com/2013/01/01/new-book-reveals-scientologys-alien-space-cathedral-in-new-mexico/

                         Church Of Scientology Allegedly Running ‘Alien Space Cathedral’


                                                     The Inquisitr

http://www.inquisitr.com/463988/church-of-scientology-allegedly-running-alien-space-cathedral/


                                       Scientologists build underground 'space alien cathedral'

                                                     The West Australian

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/15743302/scientologists-build-underground-space-cathedral/


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« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2013, 06:38:05 AM »

Alien Space Cathedral Ran by Church of Scientology Discovered in New Mexico

                         Christian Post

Read more at http://global.christianpost.com/news/alien-space-cathedral-ran-by-church-of-scientology-discovered-in-new-mexico-87566/#QZJ70IoHGXv21XH2.99

                          Scientologists' Alleged 'Alien Space Cathedral' Found

                                          Yahoo news canada

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/scientologists-alleged-alien-space-cathedral-found-155041266.html


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