Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology

By | November 29, 2017
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology Author Leah Remini
ISBN-10 1101886986
ISBN-13 9781101886984
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An eye opening no holds barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology now with a new afterword by the authorthe outspoken actress and star of the A E docuseries Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue That willingness to speak her mind stand her ground and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood But being a troublemaker has come at a cost That was never more evident than in 2013 when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology Now in this frank funny poignant memoir the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience for the first time revealing the in depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientologys causes grew increasingly intertwined As an adult she found the success shed worked so hard for and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise Scientologys most high profile adherent Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included among the guests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes But when she began to raise questions about some of the churchs actions she found herself a target In the end she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization and therefore a Suppressive Person and as a result all of her fellow parishionersincluding members of her own familywere told to disconnect from her Forever Bold brash and bravely confessional Troublemaker chronicles Leah Reminis remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom both for herself and for her family This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard won truths of a life lived honestlyfrom an author unafraid of the consequences Praise for Troublemaker An aggressively honest memoir Troublemaker is the most raw and revealing Scientology memoir to date Entertainment Weekly Leahs story is a juicy inside Hollywood read but its more than that Its a moving story about the value of questioning authority and how one woman survived a profound crisis of faith People Remini offers up some juicy tidbits from her decades in the church Newsweek

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