Have you seen Leah Remini's A&E show Scientology and the Aftermath? Does it make you crave more information? Then check out these books and get the information you've been wanting.
1. Troublemaker, Leah Remini. In her own sassy words, Leah Remini tells of her years in Scientology and what made her finally decide to leave. She holds nothing back as she talks about her struggles with her faith, her ups and downs in Hollywood, and her desire to keep her family together. The only thing better than sitting down and reading this book is to sit down and listen to her read it, because this audiobook is fantastic.
2. Blown for Good, Marc Headley. Want to know what it's like on the inside of the Church of Scientology? Headley tells his story of joining and leaving the church in this memoir. But you get so much more than just his story. He was a part of the team that put together the tapes of lectures and the films that went to Scientologists all over the world. He gives an insider's view of the church like few others can offer, and it is fascinating.
3. Beyond Belief, Jenna Miscavige Hill. The niece of now-leader David Miscavige tells her story of growing up in the church. She wasn't even in elementary school yet when her parents joined the inner circle of Scientology, the Sea Org. The years that her parents spent working in the Sea Org, Hill spent in religious instruction, some basic school classes, and manual labor. She eventually joins the Sea Org herself, but found herself questioning her faith and wanting to leave. Her gut-wrenching journey will change the way you think of Scientology forever.
4. Ruthless, Ron Miscavige. The father of Scientology leader David Miscavige speaks out on his son's behavior (it's been said he yells at, belittles, and even physically assaults his staff), his callous ambition, and how he has turned the Church of Scientology even more into a cult since the death of L. Ron Hubbard.
5. Going Clear, Lawrence Wright. This is an in-depth look at Scientology from the outside. Thoroughly researched through documents and over 200 interviews with current and former Scientologists, Wright takes a serious look at L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige, at the church's extreme favor towards celebrities, and at its beliefs and practices. Or if you don't want to read this one, check out the documentary on HBO.
6. Freedom of Mind, Steven Hassan. Do you have friends or family in Scientology or another cult, or even just a controlling relationship? Steven Hassan knows what that's like, because that's how his family felt when he was a part of the Unification Church (the Moonies). Since breaking free, he has spent decades studying mind control and coming up with strategies for helping those who are being controlled by other people. If you are a part of the Church of Scientology or know someone who is, this book offers hope and healing.