Inside Scientology (2011) Reitman calls Scientology "America's most secretive religion." You'd never know it from the wealth of detail in this meticulously compiled exposé, culled from hundreds of… 2011-07-05 Nonfiction Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Inside Scientology (2011)

Inside Scientology | XENU-PHOBIA Reitman displays an encyclopedic knowledge of Scientology, from L. Ron Hubbard to David Miscavige and Tom Cruise
XENU-PHOBIA Reitman displays an encyclopedic knowledge of Scientology, from L. Ron Hubbard to David Miscavige and Tom Cruise
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 05, 2011; Writer: Janet Reitman; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Reitman calls Scientology ''America's most secretive religion.'' You'd never know it from the wealth of 
detail in this meticulously compiled exposé, culled from hundreds of interviews with active Scientologists and defectors alike. Reitman brings an almost clinical detachment to the religion's story, from its 
birth in the sci-fi imagination of founder 
 L. Ron Hubbard to its current Hollywood heyday. Her revelations — including abuse allegations against church leader David Miscavige and details about the organization's aggressive courtship of Tom Cruise — come with impressive backup. But the book lacks a real narrative drive; 
it reads, at times, like an extended encyclopedia entry. B
Originally posted Jun 29, 2011 Published in issue #1162-1163 Order article reprints