Troublemaker Surviving Hollywood and Scientology [E–pub/E–book]
Oice of the teller And I ve been a huge fan of Remini for years because she s hilarious such a badass in my eyes So I purchased this without any second uesses and was not disappointed This was absolutely excellent horrifying hilarious disturbing and addictive It reads like a mysterythriller and then I d remember it s real life and become super horrified on a loop But I could not stop listening Probably one of the best autobiographies I ve listened to so far and a superb audio narration Highly recommended Find all of my reviews at Leah Leah Leah Leah While this book had my curiosity peaked EDIT like a peak higher than Mt Everest Ron upon release I mean who DOESN T want to know about the Cult of Personality Scientology at this point right I didn t have plans on reading it Why you may ask Mainly because I had almost convinced myself the story would be nothing but bullshit before even reading the blurb Leah Remini s run on a successful television program had come to an end and I thought she was looking for some dollahs to make her hollah I also spent the entire run of The King of ueens being told that my husband and myself are EXACTLY like Carrie and Doug WTF I never watched the show so I finally tuned in after hearing that for the umpteenth time And uess what Carrie s kind of a bitch STFU Ron 20 peanut allery Also what kind of freaks spend their time talking to others about me and my husband Not only does that sound like a wicked snoozer of a conversation but picture this Only we re both fat Ew And finally I m not like Carrie at all but I am pretty much Molly Anywho now that THAT backstory is out of the way I finally ave in to reading this after it was ifted to me I ll ive you three uesses to figure out from who Of course since both me AND my book fairy are computer illiterate I couldn t et the damn thing to download and had to end up waiting for a library copy It really is the thought that counts with me because I m too stupid to even use ifts that people send me So what did I find upon reading this book Well to begin with I m a lot like Leah Remini than I thought Right out of the jump she owns that she can be an asshole and that she isn t one to play the role of shrinking violet Her whole life her mouth has earned her the label of troublemaker and she doesn t shy away from it I hate when people say Enjoy it when you re complaining about something I am enjoying it But I also enjoy complaining about it It s one of my favorite pastimes Okay maybe I m EXACTLY like Leah ReminiI also learned she was pretty much born and bred into Scientology She wasn t someone cough Will Smith cough who joined because all the cool kids were doing it Nope she joined as a child because her mother signed them up and spent DECADES drinking the special Xenu mix Kool Aid flavor This book really did tell the ins and outs of her experiences with Scientology From Sea Org to being on course to audits to Because really at the end of the day NO ONE can Go Clear without spending a poopton of cash Knowing that Tom Cruise has been sue happy in the past and assuming Remini and Cruise didn t really run in the same circles I figured Troublemaker would Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood go into ZERO detail about the infamous couch jumper Imagine my surprise when Leah totally dished about all of her encounters with the tiny weirdo What kind of things If you re a fan of celebrity bios this is one of the best I ve read Obviously the Scientology portions are the hook toet people to buy this one but I was surprised by how much I liked all of the NON Scientology bits how much I liked all of the NON Scientology bits sums Scientology up best My problem with Scientology despite its claims to the contrary the practice doesn t help you better the world or even yourself it only helps you be a better Scientologist Obviously Shelby ave me this book but
Sandra And Jennifer Really Liked Itwrote Great and Jennifer really liked itwrote reat too Go check them out spread the love and maybe even make some new friends Leah Remini is an actress that I have never heard of before and knew nothing about However I just recently read another book about Scientology Beyond Belief My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill and Lisa Pulitzer that was suggested to me by a Goodreads friend That book was fantastic and sparked my interest in learning about Scientolo Yes this is a book about Scientology But it s not just about that In a way this book is a typical memoir It talks about Leah s childhood in Brooklyn her early career in Hollywood and her struggles in relationships etc I first remember Leah from Saved By the BellAnd of course I loved King of ueens I think her and Kevin James had Elena's Conquest great chemistry and Jerry Stiller was brilliant I enjoyed the anecdotes about her experiences with other big name actors She has onlyood things to say about Tony Danza Alyssa Milano Jennifer Lopez Chelsea Handler Jennifer Aniston and others She admits she is not the easiest person to Sister of My Heart get long with She comes across as blunt and a little bitchy at times but she also seems fiercely loyal and approachable at the same time She s very funny in my view Okay so now weet to the part everyone wants to know about Leah s Mom joined Scientology and then her and her sister decided to follow her They went to Clearwater Florida to join the infamous Sea Org when she was a young teen The Sea Org is an elite Scientology roup made up of people who sign a contract pledging one BILLION years of their afterlife to serve Scientology and the Sea Org So when they reincarnate they are expected to keep joining in each life until one billion years is up Seriously It s in the contract But they re saving the universe so it s all coolAnyway they show up expecting to wear cool Navy uniforms and work in a high class important job and end up scrubbing toilets taking out the arbage and earning 15 dollars a week They sleep in dorms with bunks shoved in a small hotel room Babies are kept lying in cribs in rooms where they are watched by kids sometimes no one changing their diapers or pla. Mer King of ueens 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 Scientology's causes Rescuing Gus grew increasingly intertwined As an adult she found the success she'd worked so hard for and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise Scientology's most high profile adherent Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included am. Ying with them Adults and children are viewed as euals so it was perfectly acceptable for an untrained 13 year old to be watching a room full of screaming babies all aloneLeah and her family didn t last long in the Sea Org because well Leah s a Troublemaker and all But you doet to see an insider s view of what really happens in the Sea Org It s basically slave labor in sualid conditions but hey you Class of 92: Out of Our League get to do free Scientology training while you re there Basically she confirms that yes it s a cult If you are on track and following the rules it sreat If you uestion anything your life can become miserable People have disappeared are put in rehabilitation where they are treated like animals Scary stuff People o bankrupt and lose their houses trying to pay for the classesAbout Tom CruiseHe really comes off as a jerk and a spoiled brat in this Leah asserts that Tom is almost in control of the religion Whatever he wants he ets Leah was a How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead guest at his wedding and Katie Holmes comes off negatively I think she was overwhelmed by Tom and totally controlled by him and the religion until she divorced him She probably did it for the money and publicity Apparently Tom s dates andirlfriends are vetted by the Scientology peopleLeah oes into a lot of information that is already common knowledge about Scientology I was actually hoping for about thisI wanted information about the upper levels of training OT Operating Thetan thetan means spirit in Scientology levels V and above OT VIII being the highest She doesn t o into any of this No whistle blower seems to Maybe it s because it s the really wacky stuff but THAT is what I want to read about dangit She alludes to it makes a joke here and there but nothing specific I think I found this the most disappointingIf you have no knowledge of Scientology you ll find this informative There was about Sea Org and Tom Cruise as mentioned above I don t know if she will face fallout from this book She s brave because she mentions Scientology people by name and oes into detail about their behavior lots of infidelity immature behavior like taking Leah s phone and taunting her threats etc Oh one other crazy thing you are supposed to tell your counselor about EVERYTHING wrong you do Leah had an affair with a married man and the church made her PAY for their marriage counseling church counseling of course and contact the wife and apologize It cost her 5000 She still ended up marrying the uy and they have been together for over a decade maybe two This kind of thing happens all the time in ScientologyI read the entire thing in one day Overall this is a Moonrise great memoir and expose on Scientology I actually think ideally Scientology offers some positive ways to improve your life However it has been corrupted beyond measure and is totally cultish the way it treats its members now Great read I just spent an embarrassingly long amount of timeoing down the Scientology rabbit hole How do people follow this so blindly Pay me to Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi get to the next level it s straight up bonkers The parts of this book about her life took a backseat to this crazy religion And am I the only one left wondering where the leader of the cults wife is Really where is she What Iot from this book is the usual stuff about Scientology No one writes anything ood about it It s
all what a terrible scam and wicked cult it is that absolutely controlled their lives And how what a terrible scam and wicked cult it is that absolutely controlled their lives And how author any author of these expos books was deluded for many years as were there entire families and friends and suddenly they realised the truth Do these authors realise how stupid they sound All these conversions from are about as convincing at conversions to I could never take Karen Armstrong seriously on her objective books about religion when she d been a nun and ended up a Muslim And I think Leah Remini also lacks credibility She makes out what a savvy person she is how she was always one that knew what was oing on and "when she set her mind at something like becoming a star " she set her mind at something like becoming a star I d never heard of her before she would achieve it But then she subjects herself to all sorts of punishments of where she has to stay what she has to do and how many hundreds of thousands of dollars she will have to pay for the privilege of all this punishment and abuse What is this book about Cognitive dissonanceIn some ways it was the usual celebrity memoir portraying Remini as a bit of an airhead but uite entertaining and with lots of nasty Alien Alpha gossip about Kirsty Alley and Tom Cruise view spoilerwhom I had lunch with and he was just ordinary a niceuy not egotistical but very handsome hide spoiler Whoa This is EYE OPENING Went in knowing nothing about Leah Remini or Scientology left feeling overwhelmed and a little freaked out about this whole world of existence I can and can t believe it I rew up within normal organized religion and that was creepy enough Sadly it s easy to see how Scientology athers followers by exploiting the basic human need for spirituality then adds in some sinister mobster stuff to keep them trapped The book is certainly not your typical Hollywood rags to riches memoir though we do et a few ossipy tidbits about li 5 stars I may write an in depth review after I ve had time to think on this one some Right now I don t even know where to begin really The stuff in this book which I m sure is the unvarnished truth is off the charts crazy It s very tempting to write a detailed review laying the whole thing out but I m oing to try to refrain from doing that people really need to et this right from Leah Remini And it s a very easy and entertaining read Suffice it for now to say Scientology is absolutely a cult that s every bit as crazy as you ve ever heard Tom Cruise is absolutely an epic asshole they totally deserve each other and I have a new respect for Leah Remini I m so very lad to have read this and so very lad she was able to extricate
herself from such madness Teach your children critical thinking skills people I from such madness Teach your children critical thinking skills people I that s the real takeaway. Ong the uests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes But when she began to raise uestions about some of the church's 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 parishioners including members of her own family were told to disconnect from her Forever Bold brash and bravely confessional Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini's 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 honestly from an author unafraid of the conseuences. .
Leah Remini ê 9 Free read.
I m oing to admit When I heard the this book was coming out I was curious and then I thoughtso why did she stay in that religion so long if it s so crazy Is she nuts I m so damn nosey about stuff like this though I want to know the secrets without having to enter into the realm of the crazy Shut up Xenu My ass is broke so I can t fork over enough dough for you anyways Plus I m a bit on the big mouth side like Leah Reminibut think the southern version of her Upon starting this book one thing stands out I REALLY like Leah Remini She comes across as telling the truth At first it s about her Alexandra, Gone growing up and entering into the church Her mom is a flower child andets interested in Scientology and eventually brings Leah and her sister into the A Year in 120 Recipes groupTheirls and their mom end up in Florida but Leah is pretty much a F. Scott Fitzgerald girl that is notoing to keep her mouth shut fist bumps So she ends up The Devil Hath Been Raised: A Documentary History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Outbreak of March 1692; Together With a Collection of Newly Located and Gathered Witchcraft Documents getting in trouble The church wants she and her sister punished but mom steps in and they all end up being sent out to LA The storyoes into the tryouts and shows that Leah was on including her time on The King of ueensThroughout Leah s story she is still invested in the church even when she uestions the Kool Aid drinking she still sees the ood that came from being in this religion Then she ets to meet the big whhoooohaa himself Tom Cruise after she donates a million to the church She ends up being invited to the Wedding of the Century ag and finds out that Cruise and company want her to invite her friends Jennifer Lopez and her then husband Marc Anthony I never did figure out what the whole deal with this was I don t think Leah did either but it s seriously some frigged up stuff I m not spoiling on the ood stuffLeah starts uestioning the religion and they sure as shit don t like it Writing reports on rown ups that act badly Give me a frigging break Having to do cleaning toilet duty and other punishmentsas a fucking adultI would like to have a few things clarified I wouldn t mind Jennifer Lopez backing up her friend if she wants her believed I want to know where the hell the main uy s wife is I want to know why any religion would pretty much bend over and kiss Tom Cruise s ass Why does he have so much power Because I m telling you Scientology Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience guys one thingIf youuys are wanting to impress people with how clear you uys are and how much better you are than all of us lower class people you are choosing the wrong man for the job I would also love to know about this situation But we aren t oing to et that are we Because I almost felt an underlying fear from Remini s words in this book She didn t mind telling some but I don t think she can tell allFor my final verdict I ended up believing most of what Leah Remini is saying She admits to being loud rude and whatever is thrown at her She ives no shitsI wish her well I hope she makes millions of dollars and rubs their faces in it that they ain t A Grant County Collection: Indelible, Faithless and Skin Privilege getting any of her money any Get your freak onirlie Booksource I had a copy ifted to me by a most awesomeness of friends Thank you so muchMy thoughts pre readingFor the love of Tom Cruise Give me this book Sh3lly s review is completely awesome I should have just copied and pasted her s
Because She Does Tell Everythingshe does tell everything If the Church Cult of Scientology doesn t horrify you then you don t know enough By their actions they will show you who they are Leah Remini was indoctrinated into the Cult at a young age by her mother Her mother stuck in an abusive relationship broke free with the help of the benevolent Cult Little did she know that she was signing away her family s freedomAs a result Leah spent many of her formative years internalizing and projecting their beliefs Her basic training consisted of cleaning and housekeeping working dozens of hours beyond what was legal for a 14 year old She was so convinced that this was the way to oodness that anyone who tried to say otherwise only caused her to dig her heals in deeperShe realizes that things don t add up only when she Success gets older and into mainstream media The core principles she studied for decades are thrown away by the higher ups cough cough Tom Cruise And there are rumors about torture and people disappearing that are becoming real by the dayNo one wants toive her answers and when she becomes outspoken she is interrogated beyond what anyone would consider humane Her interrogationstruth sessions lasted for upwards of twelve hours a day She d have to pay repercussion fees and publicly apologize for things that the Cult said she did wrongThis book is absolutely fascinating Her life within and her break out captivated me I literally could continue my review for pages and pages Highly highly recommended if you are looking for a memoir but are tired of the dishy trashy ones or the woe is
me sort Just take the first chapter for example Leah states why she is sharing her story She hopessort Just take the first chapter for example Leah states why she is sharing her story She hopes educate the public and reach out to those on the verge of leaving the Cult She knows that she cannot help the true believers and she knows what will happen to her once she publishes this book I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT when this book comes out Scientologists will scream about religious intolerance say that I am a liar that I was kicked out of the church and call Troublemaker the work of a
HATEFUL BIGOT OR A SELF ABSORBEDbigot or a self absorbed they will likely not do however is actually read this book because that would be Vineyard Prey going against one of the basic tenets of Scientology A member should not read or watch anythingenerated by someone whom the church approves It s a real life horror story Audiobook CommentsShe read her own book and wow I have not been so impressed by the toneinflection in a long time Such A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rector's Wife great job Boosted this book from a 45 to a 50 The Finer Books Club 2018 Reading Challenge A book where the font of the author s name is larger than the titleYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading I tend to listen to autobiographies on audio because I love hearing stories in the The outspoken actress talk show host and reality television star offers up a no holds barred memoir including an eye opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart wrenching thirty year plus association with the Church of Scientology Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue That willingness to speak her mind stand herround and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough talking Pea's Book of Best Friends girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood But being a troublemaker has come at a cost That was never evident than in 2013 when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology Now in this frank funny poignant memoir the for.