Monday, July 11, 2011
INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY and BEYOND BELIEF
Janet Reitman's audit Inside Scientology is as in-depth as is the cult's audits of members. Enter a strange and harrowing world of paranoid proselytizers who shun details in favor of generalities and dogmatism. Steven Hoye reads this odd history, begun by a man who began writing science fiction before editing his own resume. . .and soon after declaring that the easiest way to make money was to "start your own religion." Also listen to BEYOND BELIEF by Jenna Miscavige Hill, read by Sandy Rustin. Subtitle is "My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape, written with Lisa Pulitzer.