This is an insight and detailed account of the authors life in Scientology. We are turning a blind eye and we shouldn't be. Written by Misha Priv. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Mar 09, Lisa rated it did not like it. At any point in time did you feel unsafe during your journey to reunite with these people?
It will make you wonder why Tom Cruise is so "special" that he doesn't have to "pay the price" for being one of these whacked out folks. He has all his freedoms, he comes and goes as he pleases, he has all his liberties, he doesn't have to stay in a dungeon for what he has done, who is has mispleased or what wrong thing he said. This is a story about the behind-the-scenes of what it really means to join up with this cult. It is nothing less than mind, body and spirit control The story itself stayed with me for days after reading it.
And it won't take you long to read it because you can't put it down. It is a good read, an easy read, not so much Scientology-speak as some books I've read. I read it in an afternoon and half the next day. I wanted to read it again but it spooks me to even think about it. This cult needs to be done away with. It's no different than the way a third-world country treats it's poor people. And the Brain Washing!! Oh, the brain washing! It is to the point that no matter what they do to you, you always think it's YOU who are the wrong one, when you've done nothing wrong at all.
Thanking God I wasn't in this cult, thanking God I could actually go outside and go to the store of my choice without fear of someone following me and recording my every move. I can recommend reading this book but not a second time. Not for a looooooong time! This is an insight and detailed account of the authors life in Scientology. Its a very scary account with much physical and emotional abuse by COB the sadistic psychopathic David Miscavige. Though the author speaks of leaving this money making scam and slave labor place a few times she still takes a long time to do so.
What an awesome book! Thank you Amy for sharing your story. I too am an ex-Scientologist but was never in the Sea Org and never endured the kind of abuse that Amy did.
Knowing what I know and seeing and hearing what I have, while volunteering at a Scientology Mission, I know that Amy's story is absolutely and unfortunately, true. It makes me so sad to read about people like Amy, who had decades of their lives stolen and ruined by this very dangerous, manipulative and evil cult.
However, we need people like her to share their stories, so that maybe one day, we can put an end to these horrific abuses heaped on thousands by the upper management of Scientology. Scientology is so manipulative and covert and is very, very hard to get out of, once you join.
It took me over a year to finally be free. Good luck to you Amy! I wish you a life filled with peace, happiness and joy in your "new found freedom" after finally breaking away from the clutches of Scientology. Good luck to you!! This book is a must read for everyone who has ever been a Scientologist, thinking about joining or is just curious about what it is all about. I was overwhelmed with this story. I didn't give it 5 stars only because I found it hard to keep up with at timesthe terms and the whole organization of the Sea Org.
I cannot believe that this type of mental and physical abuse is happening in our day and time. I cannot believe any religious organization would ever take a child at the age of 14 and start seperating her from her parents and having her drop out of school to serve in this cult madness. The whole "confessional" thing is insanity--the prison type camps and mind control is degrading, and the seperation from any type of family and spouses is the worst type of emotional torture.
I cannot see how anyone can be a part of scientology knowing this is the foundation. Please send every one of the celebrities who back this religion, if you want to call it that, to Sea Org. Anyone who has children and is thinking about joining Scientology for themselves should first read this book about what will happen to their children if they even go to meetings to check it out.
This author's mother made the mistake of checking out Scientology after a divorce and the Scientologists basically stole her daughter away even though she was only done with 9th grade at the time and it took her many, many years to get free again. She endured rape, violence and abuse that is horrifying. If this is religion, who needs it? Certainly not the followers. Maybe the sociopaths at the top echolon of the church beaurocracy. This story has made me wonder how many other organisations are called churches, and just how many are funded by the government in some way; this means that we are funding the ongoing abuse of children and adults ourselves.
We are turning a blind eye and we shouldn't be. We are sitting back and telling our governments that we endorse what is going on in the name of religion. This was a strong, believable account of scientology. Amy Scobee too must be strong and believable. How else would she escape this hell on earth? I am so sorry to hear what people go through in this cult.
It is really sad that David Miscavage is being allowed to treat people like this in the name of a so called religion. See all 99 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 5 months ago. Published 8 months ago. Published 9 months ago. But this is still a story that needed to be told and I hope that more people will buy this book, read it, encourage their friends to buy a copy and spread the word, so that hopefully, one day the US Government will put an end to this abuse of human rights in the name of the absolute scandal known as Scientology.
Mar 17, Blerd Writer rated it liked it Shelves: I'd purchased this book based on interviews I'd seen with Amy Scobee online. I found her interesting and even funny in the way that she recounted certain incident such as watching the T. And after reading the book, I still find her to be, but I felt almost dizzy upon my completion of it. But she sounded as if she were speaking to others who'd gone throug I'd purchased this book based on interviews I'd seen with Amy Scobee online. But she sounded as if she were speaking to others who'd gone through her experience in certain instances and it was easy to lose the layman.
True, she does have a glossary in the back which was helpful for a few terms I didn't even know. But for a while, the passages were heavy with terms and phrases that boggled the mind. Aug 25, Devin Tait rated it liked it.
This book was fairly easy and fun to read, and I would recommend it if you are interested in reading horror stories about Scientology. The style of writing felt natural but definitely could have been improved. Many time it got confusing due to all the acronyms and lingo used by Scientologists, and the author didn't do the best job explaining why she decided to live through so much of this nonsense.
But overall it was an entertaining read. Jun 01, Kc Chapa rated it it was ok. I think her story was compelling and highlighted more of the abusive "religion" I gave this story a 2 because it flowed like a history book timeline. I found it very dry. Throughout the entire book she used abbreviation after abbreviation and, while she did explain them, there was just too many to keep up with. My eyes glazed over several times. But I applaud her for getting out Dec 26, Nikee Gilbert rated it liked it. Not the greatest writing ever, but fascinating. A real look at Scientology I cannot believe people put up with this type of abuse.
It's wrong, just wrong. Ron Hubbard would be ashamed of what David has done.
Information is disturbing I chose this rating NOT because the book is bad.. This is another of Scientology book I chose to read in my attempt to understand why my best friend attempted to recruit me into this cult. I cannot believe she wanted me to get involved!! I went to visit her church W as told I couldn't communicate. I had 2 large male family members return the materials the following day! I broke contact with my best friend.. She is a psychiatrist.. I'm still running like hell l!! Therefore my interest in the scientology content.
I cannot believe my eyes. This is no church.. It appears to be an ugly cult that draws the weak and timid into the fold then abuses them. I figured it out as I drove home that unlikely evening that My friend attempted to draw me in.. The whole experience made me sick.
Now that I've read more.. I hope the church doesn't come after me.. I'll shout this ugliness from the rooftops. Read this for knowledge! If I disappear overnight. Well, you get the picture! Easy to read despite being hard to obtain.
A former top insider reveals the nightmare world of violence and abuse at the highest levels of the Church of Scientology. One review states: “At. A former top insider reveals the nightmare world of violence and abuse at the highest levels of the Church of Scientology. One review states: "At home alone.
Michiganians please see the note following the review. Scobee published this book before Leah Remini began her television show, so I've been meaning to read it ever since I joined GoodReads. It confirms much of what Remini's show depicts, but from Scobee's viewpoint. The violence is less incredulous than how Scobee was constantly being put on the RPF or various rehabilitation programs yet would be released from them back into upper management position Easy to read despite being hard to obtain.
The violence is less incredulous than how Scobee was constantly being put on the RPF or various rehabilitation programs yet would be released from them back into upper management positions. If she was such an awful Scientologist, wouldn't the Sea Org re-start her at a lower level after her second or third tour through the RPF? Instead, they chose to give her multiple high-ranking positions concurrently and work her to until she dropped.
Overall, this is a great memoir for those not already well versed in Scientology's abuses though it would have benefited from a proofreader. The copy I borrowed is from the Denver Public Library.
If you're not familiar with ILL, ask your friendly local librarian for help. Bitter sweet I hate that she had to go through so many heart aches. But so happy she is free from this cult!
Stopped too soon I could've kept reading her life story. Jun 23, Liz Maseda rated it it was amazing. Awesome, I remember hearing about Amys story on leah and mikes show scientology and the aftermath. Sad Sad this woman got involved in this cult, for this organization to claim to be a religion is ludacris, these celebrities are idiots , lord help anyone involved in this non- sense started by a mere MAN, and now over seen by a mad man This book tells the tale I always knew they were freaks I pray some can get out before its too late to say all is too hopeful.
Hell is full of narcissistic people I'm sure this cult will fit in nicely I only hope reality hits. Words cannot express the sadness I have for the innocent the children brought into this madness you would think someone would investigate this tragedy of a mess , money is so the root to all evil.
So glad you got away god bless you. Jan 13, Lisa-Jaine rated it liked it. I did find this interesting but there are so many job titles and initials for job titles etc that I lost track a little. My views of the whole thing after having read this book is that basically Scientology was introduced as a good thing challenging peoples perceptions of how they treat each other etc and helping them to become the best they could be, however after LRH Ron Hubbard the initiator of this "religion" died and David Miscavage took over the church became greedy and striving for its I did find this interesting but there are so many job titles and initials for job titles etc that I lost track a little.
My views of the whole thing after having read this book is that basically Scientology was introduced as a good thing challenging peoples perceptions of how they treat each other etc and helping them to become the best they could be, however after LRH Ron Hubbard the initiator of this "religion" died and David Miscavage took over the church became greedy and striving for its own good and not the good of its people.
Celebrities are treated differently and have their own Celebrity Centre. Reading Amy's story was so difficult for me to understand how gullible people can be. To be controlled, manipulated and abused by one guy at the helm of scientology cult comes to mind was very difficult for me to comprehend. I read "Going Clear" and decided to read a personal account to gain a more in depth knowledge as to why people accept having all their rights taken away and not stand up for themselves. Life is too short. I wish only the best to those who have left this insanity behind OMG!
I wish only the best to those who have left this insanity behind them. Happiness to Amy and Matt. I've always been curious about Scientology and trying to decide if in my opinion it's a normal type religion or a cult. But, after reading Leah Remini biography and growing up in Scientology, I have to go with cult. It's mind blowing how this organization gets a quick and firm grasp on people.
But I'm even more baffled on the people who join and allow this to carry on for so long. Amy Scobee writes an amazing account on her life as a Scientologist and her choice to leave. Feb 10, Donna rated it liked it Shelves: But I have to agree with the other reviewers, the Scientology lingo made a lot of it difficult to get through. I would have liked more telling us how she felt. I am surprised at how long it takes people to get out and how much they are put through before finally leaving.
This is a cult and deserves no religious tax break or recognition.