Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love

Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love

The revelatory memoir by former "poster girl for Scientology" Michelle LeClair about her defection from the Church, her newly accepted sexual identity, and the lengths to which Scientology went to silence it. For years, Michelle LeClair, former President of Scientology's international humanitarian organization, tried to reconcile her sexual orientation with the anti-gay ide The revelatory memoir by former "poster girl for Scientology" Michelle LeClair about her defection from the Church, h...

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Title:Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love
Author:Michelle LeClair
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:110199116X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love Reviews

  • Jenn
    Nov 24, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

  • Emily
    Sep 17, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

  • Teresa
    Nov 26, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

    This book was ok. I?ve read others on the subject I?ve liked more. Her journey was interesting and scary, like many others that have been a part of Scientology. ...

    Interesting book on a woman's intake, descent and discharge from the Scientology religion. ...

    Read it!!! Loved it. Couldn?t put the book down. Eye opening and informative. I will read again and highly recommend this book. ...

    Wow, what a fascinating story. Michelle tells her story very well of how she got into Scientology and the downfall that lead to her escape. I highly recommend this book! ...

    Very interesting look at Scientology. After reading this, it is really surprising that people allow themselves to get caught up in this cult! ...

  • eva
    Nov 01, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

  • Jan Priddy
    Oct 14, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

  • Libbye
    Oct 15, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

  • Mike McAdam
    Oct 29, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

  • Bronsont
    Oct 02, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

    This book was ok. I?ve read others on the subject I?ve liked more. Her journey was interesting and scary, like many others that have been a part of Scientology. ...

    Interesting book on a woman's intake, descent and discharge from the Scientology religion. ...

    Read it!!! Loved it. Couldn?t put the book down. Eye opening and informative. I will read again and highly recommend this book. ...

    Wow, what a fascinating story. Michelle tells her story very well of how she got into Scientology and the downfall that lead to her escape. I highly recommend this book! ...

    Very interesting look at Scientology. After reading this, it is really surprising that people allow themselves to get caught up in this cult! ...

    Very interesting ...

    Great read, chilling story of the lengths some will go to in order to protect a cult. ...

  • Janet
    Nov 14, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

  • Lisa Kleinert
    Sep 08, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

  • Koen
    Sep 24, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

  • Leslie Jonsson
    Oct 09, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

    This book was ok. I?ve read others on the subject I?ve liked more. Her journey was interesting and scary, like many others that have been a part of Scientology. ...

    Interesting book on a woman's intake, descent and discharge from the Scientology religion. ...

  • Katie Marsh
    Sep 12, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

  • Linda Zimmerman
    Nov 10, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

    This book was ok. I?ve read others on the subject I?ve liked more. Her journey was interesting and scary, like many others that have been a part of Scientology. ...

    Interesting book on a woman's intake, descent and discharge from the Scientology religion. ...

    Read it!!! Loved it. Couldn?t put the book down. Eye opening and informative. I will read again and highly recommend this book. ...

    Wow, what a fascinating story. Michelle tells her story very well of how she got into Scientology and the downfall that lead to her escape. I highly recommend this book! ...

    Very interesting look at Scientology. After reading this, it is really surprising that people allow themselves to get caught up in this cult! ...

    Very interesting ...

    Great read, chilling story of the lengths some will go to in order to protect a cult. ...

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  • Donna Francisco
    Sep 21, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

    This book was ok. I?ve read others on the subject I?ve liked more. Her journey was interesting and scary, like many others that have been a part of Scientology. ...

    Interesting book on a woman's intake, descent and discharge from the Scientology religion. ...

    Read it!!! Loved it. Couldn?t put the book down. Eye opening and informative. I will read again and highly recommend this book. ...

    Wow, what a fascinating story. Michelle tells her story very well of how she got into Scientology and the downfall that lead to her escape. I highly recommend this book! ...

    Very interesting look at Scientology. After reading this, it is really surprising that people allow themselves to get caught up in this cult! ...

    Very interesting ...

  • Gail Rosen
    Nov 04, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

  • Christine
    Nov 01, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

  • Anna Welch
    Oct 29, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

  • A Silent Bookworm (Jessica Parker)
    Sep 30, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

  • Paul
    Oct 14, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

  • Michele Thiessen
    Sep 17, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

    This book was ok. I?ve read others on the subject I?ve liked more. Her journey was interesting and scary, like many others that have been a part of Scientology. ...

    Interesting book on a woman's intake, descent and discharge from the Scientology religion. ...

    Read it!!! Loved it. Couldn?t put the book down. Eye opening and informative. I will read again and highly recommend this book. ...

  • Shanna
    Dec 03, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

    This book was ok. I?ve read others on the subject I?ve liked more. Her journey was interesting and scary, like many others that have been a part of Scientology. ...

    Interesting book on a woman's intake, descent and discharge from the Scientology religion. ...

    Read it!!! Loved it. Couldn?t put the book down. Eye opening and informative. I will read again and highly recommend this book. ...

    Wow, what a fascinating story. Michelle tells her story very well of how she got into Scientology and the downfall that lead to her escape. I highly recommend this book! ...

  • Sherrie Bendele
    Oct 12, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

    This book was ok. I?ve read others on the subject I?ve liked more. Her journey was interesting and scary, like many others that have been a part of Scientology. ...

    Interesting book on a woman's intake, descent and discharge from the Scientology religion. ...

    Read it!!! Loved it. Couldn?t put the book down. Eye opening and informative. I will read again and highly recommend this book. ...

    Wow, what a fascinating story. Michelle tells her story very well of how she got into Scientology and the downfall that lead to her escape. I highly recommend this book! ...

    Very interesting look at Scientology. After reading this, it is really surprising that people allow themselves to get caught up in this cult! ...

    Very interesting ...

    Great read, chilling story of the lengths some will go to in order to protect a cult. ...

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  • Elizabeth Butcher
    Oct 29, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

  • Ligaya
    Nov 17, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

  • Nadia
    Nov 25, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

  • Nicole Harrison
    Oct 26, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

    This book was ok. I?ve read others on the subject I?ve liked more. Her journey was interesting and scary, like many others that have been a part of Scientology. ...

  • Terri Headley
    Oct 14, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

  • Brianne Byrnes
    Oct 24, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...

    What can I say, really? I read the majority of this book in one sitting. After seeing the HBO documentary Going Clear and Leah Remini's show, I try to pick up and read other accounts of people who have left Scientology when I can. I am still amazed at the lengths the "church" (I use th...

    I wouldn't say much about the writing, but I don't read many memoirs so it didn't seem that unusual to me- I suppose it's her voice, after all. The first chapter was a rough start for me but after that it was smooth sailing, and I thought her story was engaging and important. It's easy...

    Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles a...

    I love any book about a woman escaping a cult! I will always admire anyone who has the courage to stand up against an indoctrination that they have invested time and money in. It would not be an easy thing to leave the Scientology cult. What a large group of assholes! Thanks Michelle f...

    This story really got under my skin and drew me in. I read most of this at one sitting - I honestly could not put it down and I'm not entirely sure why. The writing isn't extraordinary, she seems to leave out a lot of crucial details, and things often seem too good to be true...but sti...

    Sorry but Scientologists are crazy....it was very very interesting to read her journey and all the things that are "behind the curtain" of Scientology.....honestly the main thing that bugged me was that she used another name for her partner in her book than her real name...which I foun...

    This book was RIVETING! I really enjoyed this harrowing story. What a crazy thrill ride! I don't do spoilers so I won't mention what happens but let's just say it is a fascinating story of trouble, resolve, family and helping each other. There is plenty to learn from this book. I recom...

    What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Another first person testimony to the evils of Scientology. ...

    This is a concise yet deep telling of this woman and her escape from Scientology. Great read. Also a great illustration of how self acceptance is key to personal happiness and safety. ...

    This book was ok. I?ve read others on the subject I?ve liked more. Her journey was interesting and scary, like many others that have been a part of Scientology. ...

    Interesting book on a woman's intake, descent and discharge from the Scientology religion. ...

    Read it!!! Loved it. Couldn?t put the book down. Eye opening and informative. I will read again and highly recommend this book. ...

    Wow, what a fascinating story. Michelle tells her story very well of how she got into Scientology and the downfall that lead to her escape. I highly recommend this book! ...

    Very interesting look at Scientology. After reading this, it is really surprising that people allow themselves to get caught up in this cult! ...

    Very interesting ...

    Great read, chilling story of the lengths some will go to in order to protect a cult. ...

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  • Claire Neubert
    Nov 06, 2018

    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt...

    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able ...

    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology. While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to hav...

    Amazing story Michelle?s story of the tragedy of believing in the Scientology cult just breaks your heart. However, she is a woman of strength, courage and pure grit. I only wish those people that believe this cult can help you, read her book and know the truth. She fought and fou...

    Scientology is fascinating and this book did not disappoint --- but it could have been better written. ...

    We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm j...

    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints. It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of th...

    Another great take-down of the evil cult of Scientology, and how absolutely nasty it is to former adherents. The degree of actions taken against the author by the cult should tell you how crazy Scientology is as well as its meanness and vindictiveness. The author's many decades as an i...

    One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more tha...

    Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk aw...