Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology

By Leah Remini

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The outspoken actress, speak exhibit host, and truth tv superstar deals up a no-holds-barred memoir, together with an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus organization with the Church of Scientology.
 
Leah Remini hasn't ever been the kind to carry her tongue. That willingness to talk her brain, stand her flooring, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking woman from Brooklyn to forge an everlasting and winning profession in Hollywood. yet being a troublemaker has come at a cost.
 
That used to be by no means extra obtrusive than in 2013, while Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, during this frank, humorous, poignant memoir, the previous King of Queens famous person opens up approximately that have for the 1st time, revealing the in-depth info of her painful cut up with the church and its debatable practices.
 
Indoctrinated into the church as a toddler whereas residing together with her mom and sister in manhattan, Remini finally moved to la, the place her goals of changing into an actress and advancing Scientology’s explanations grew more and more intertwined. As an grownup, she chanced on the good fortune she’d labored so not easy for, and with it a favorite position within the hierarchy of big name Scientologists along humans similar to Tom Cruise, Scientology’s so much high-profile adherent. Remini hung out without delay with Cruise and used to be incorporated one of the visitors at his 2006 marriage ceremony to Katie Holmes.
 
but if she started to bring up questions about a number of the church’s activities, she chanced on herself a aim. finally, she used to be declared via the church to be a danger to their association and consequently a “Suppressive Person,” and accordingly, all of her fellow parishioners—including contributors of her personal family—were advised to disconnect from her. Forever.
 
daring, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s notable trip towards emotional and religious freedom, either for herself and for her kin. it is a memoir designed to bare the hard-won truths of a existence lived honestly—from an writer unafraid of the consequences.

Praise for Troublemaker
 
“An aggressively sincere memoir . . . Troublemaker is the main uncooked and revealing Scientology memoir to date.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“Leah’s tale is a juicy, inside-Hollywood learn, yet it’s greater than that. It’s a relocating tale concerning the price of wondering authority and the way one girl survived a profound problem of faith.”People
 
“Remini [offers] up a few juicy tidbits from her a long time within the church.”Newsweek

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However the IAS is the eight-hundred-pound gorilla of extracting funds from Scientologists for the church’s monumentally vital explanations. ahead of you’ve even had time to visit your lodge room, they’ve appeared up what quantity of money you’ve donated to the church and instantly began to query it: “Do you actually imagine you’re going to get onto OT VII with this donation? ” it doesn't matter what you assert concerning the country of your funds, the fund-raisers of the IAS can continuously give you the option so you might provide extra. They’ll ask on your bank card quantity and its restrict. Then they “help” you name Visa or Amex and so they recognize precisely what to claim to get your restrict upped. And as soon as they’ve helped you get that $10,000 or $25,000 credits restrict elevate, you find yourself charging that quantity in your card as a donation. both you’re an capable being, or you’re now not. capable beings make significant donations. and naturally, any “good” Scientologist is anticipated to have the ability. I puzzled what number Scientologists with a ways fewer assets than I had have been in debt to the church simply because that they had spoken out approximately whatever they observed that wasn’t correct and have been punished with a expensive safeguard payment or a process reprogramming. I additionally persevered to ask yourself why parishioners needed to pay for a similar issues over and over. Why we needed to preserve buying new or revised textbook variants and CDs of an identical policies/courses we had already acquired. pressured to copy classes if we needed to maneuver up the Bridge. Redo auditing activities time and again, all at our price. If we have been made to abide by means of a similar ideas of “you are chargeable for all,” why didn’t the church say, “Hey, we fucked up on that technique, so we will have you ever do it back at our expense”? as an alternative, there has been simply no finish to what used to be required of a parishioner. The reaction i'd get at any time when I voiced my issues to somebody within the church was once, “We simply need to do it,” or another runaround excuse. nobody used to be keen to problem those monetary practices, as a substitute simply accepting them because the establishment. much more infuriating used to be my unique grievance that as parishioners we needed to make monetary and religious amends for our wrongs, however the leaders of our religion took no accountability for whatever ever. How may that be? right here used to be Tom Cruise, being rewarded for being the main committed Scientologist on the earth, yet you recognize who may still truly get that gift? the man who makes $75,000 a yr and donates $250,000. quickly after my a number of conversations with Todd, I received a choice from my handler, Shane, who labored with Todd on my provider. “You understand what, Leah? I’m issues on your folder from through the years, and there have certainly been a few concerns with reference for your conversing up. Why don’t I come over and that i can assist write up a few usual Request for Withdrawal experiences. ” (Apparently the former ones I had submitted to have prior wisdom reviews on me from humans like Katie Holmes pulled from my dossier have been rejected seeing that I confirmed an excessive amount of emotion within the language I used.

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