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« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2014, 08:10:38 AM »

                                                    Jeffrey Weiss: The allure of Scientology

 Published: 18 July 2014

                                                     

If you’ve worked your way through the epic details in Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear, you may still have at least one question about Scientology: What would make someone want to take that first step?

I can offer a partial answer.

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140718-jeffrey-weiss-the-allure-of-scientology.ece
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« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2014, 04:31:10 PM »

                                                        A Year in Reading: Caitlin Doughty


I started the year with Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. I live in Los Angeles, which is Scientology ground zero. For years I had heard stories, seen the Tom Cruise freakout video, watched the guys with the E-meters on Hollywood Blvd. But I didn’t know much about the history of Scientology other than, “L. Ron Hubbard thinks aliens detonated hydrogen bombs in volcanoes.” Damn. It’s more insane than you can possibly imagine. And the best part is that this isn’t a hatchet job by Wright, he tries so hard to be fair to Scientologists, meticulously researching everything and presenting it in an unbiased way. It’s just that the each story is more bonkers than the next. Wright is also a brilliant narrative nonfiction writer, so it’s a pleasure to read....

http://www.themillions.com/2014/12/a-year-in-reading-caitlin-doughty.html
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« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2015, 10:45:43 PM »

                               Scientology Documentary: Lawrence Wright talks about "Going Clear"

                                                        Just in case you haven`t seen this 1 hour interview.  (Well worth it.)

Published on Feb 27, 2014
Scientology Documentary: Lawrence Wright talks about "Going Clear"

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Lawrence Wright talks about his book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. Wright conducted over 200 interviews of current and former members of the Church of Scientology.

Wright goes into some of the details of the inner workings of the Church of Scientology, including how the church pursues celebrities (Tom Cruise, John Travolta) and uses them to further the church's mission/goals.

Wright also focuses on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige, Hubbard's successor.

I am not a member of the Church of Scientology. I do not own the rights to this video. This video was made through Creative Commons License with YouTube's video editor.

Lawrence Wright: http://www.lawrencewright.com/
Scientology Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-wa7dcMMlw
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« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2015, 08:24:54 AM »

                                             
JUNE 7, 2015
                                                                    In Depth with Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright talked about his life and career and responded to viewer comments and questions. He was interviewed at the 2015…


                                                   Just noticed Louis Theroux in the audience at 22 minutes 30.


 http://www.c-span.org/video/?326361-1/depth-lawrence-wright
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« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2016, 05:54:11 PM »

                                                   Silvertail to publish Wright's Scientology exposé
Published March 3, 2016

Independent publisher Silvertail Books is set to publish an investigation into Scientology by Pulitzer prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, three years after it was pulled in the UK by Transworld.

Publisher Humfrey Hunter bought UK and Commonwealth rights including Australia to Going Clear, from James Pullen at Andrew Wylie.

The book will uncover the “inner workings” of the Scientology church after Wright used archival research and more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists to write the expose.

Transworld was set to publish the title but pulled it in January 2013, with the publisher saying at the time: “We've decided it doesn't fit in with our schedule but it will be published by Knopf in the States."

The title will now be published by Silvertail on 17th March in all formats through Amazon, Silvertail's website and is available to high street booksellers via Neilsen.

The publisher said: “Scientology presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment, but its activities have long been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Now Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright – armed with his investigative experience, years of archival research, and more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists – uncovers the inner workings of the church.

“We meet the founder L. Ron Hubbard, the science-fiction writer turned prophet, and his tough, driven successor David Miscavige. We learn about the church’s specialized cosmology and language, its legal attacks on the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), its vindictive treatment of critics, its extraordinary practices and its phenomenal wealth. We see the church court celebrities such as Tom Cruise while consigning its clergy to hard labour under billion-year contracts.

“Through it all, Wright asks what makes a religion, and whether Scientology in fact merits this constitutionally protected label.”

Wright won the Pullitzer Prize for non-fiction for The Looming Tower (Penguin) in 2007, which tells the history of Al Qaeda from its roots up to 9/11.

Silervertail also brought Bare-faced Messiah, a book about Scientology’s founder L Ron Hubbard, back into publication in February 2014.

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/silvertail-publish-wrights-scientology-expos-323804
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« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2016, 03:18:39 PM »

                                              Scientology tell-all is clear for sale in Ireland at last

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/article1677721.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_03_12
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« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2016, 05:53:50 PM »

                             Going Cear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of belief by Lawrence Wright - review


Lifting the lid on the church that the film stars fall for. By Joshi Herrmann   

                                                        EVENING STANDARD    U.K.


http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/books/going-cear-scientology-hollywood-and-the-prison-of-belief-by-lawrence-wright-review-a3211501.html
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