Perfectly clear : escaping Scientology and fighting for the woman I love
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- ISBN: 9781101991176 (ebook)
- ISBN: 110199116X
- ISBN: 9781101991169
xii, 289 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018.
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction: The raid -- The beginning -- Down to the dungeon -- Sea change -- Indiscretions -- Clear -- Moving on up -- Meeting Dror -- Savannah -- Endings and beginnings -- Deal broker -- Budding friendship -- Found out -- Twist -- Atlanta -- Reality -- The Office of Special Affairs -- Trouble ahead -- Paul Haggis -- Defection -- Criminal charges.|
|Summary, etc.:||"The revelatory memoir by former 'poster girl for Scientology' Michelle LeClair describes her struggle to reconcile her same-sex attraction with the church's antigay doctrine, and the lengths to which Scientologists went to silence her. At eighteen, Michelle LeClair found her dream of going to college eclipsed by the lure of Scientology and its promise of a better world--and a better life. She went all in, following the principles of the church in both her professional and personal life. Driven by her urge to help others, she rose through the ranks to become the U.S. president of Scientology's Youth for Human Rights organization, privy to many of the church's secrets and top celebrities, But all the while, there was a cloud over her. In a voice both raw and honest, LeClair writes about coming to terms with her sexuality and of how she finally got the courage to leave both her abusive husband and the church. But the split came at a terrible price. As a single mother of two and newly pregnant with twins, she went from having it all to being stalked, harassed, slandered, and financially destroyed. [This book]provides an up-close and unique look into the headline-grabbing culture of Scientology. It's an insider's perspective on Scientology's pervasive influence, secret rituals, and ruthless practices for keeping members in line. It's a story of self-acceptance, of finding the strength and courage to fight for emotional freedom and true love."--Dust jacket.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
Introduced to Scientology by her mother at 18, LeClair soon became a true believer. Although secretly attracted to women, she married a man at the urging of the "church." Her husband turned out to be a verbal and physical abuser, but, because Scientology frowns on divorce, she remained in the relationship. Meanwhile, her professional life was flourishing and she met a woman and fell in love; her lesbianism flew in the face of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's fulminations against homosexuality, including the declaration that homosexuals were "the lowest form of life, perverted and dangerous." Despite this, LeClair felt that a businesswoman donating millions to the cause, she would be accepted. Big mistake. And after she left Scientology, the organization launched a vendetta that nearly destroyed her life. LeClair's straight forward, compulsively readable account of all this is fascinating, as it taes readers into the oft-shrouded world of Scientology, its controlling techniques, its obsession with money, and more. Is she finally free of its clutches? Stay tuned. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Michelle LeClair is the former president of Scientology's international humanitarian organization. Michelle separated from the Church in 2011.
Robin Gaby Fisher is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (and three time nominee) and the national bestselling author of After the Fire and The Boys of the Dark. Robin has co-authored multiple books including Choosing Hope by Sandy Hook teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis.
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