From its science fiction origins to its stranger-than-fiction reality, much is speculated but even more remains unknown about one of the world's most controversial religions: Scientology. Now, for the first time, an insider with unprecedented access tells the story of her childhood as a member of the Church of Scientology and her harrowing escape.
In this memoir, Jenna Miscavige Hill - the niece of David Miscavige, the leader of the Church of Scientology -- pulls back the curtain of this secretive organization. She tells the incredible story of a childhood too strange to be believed and exposes the inner workings of Scientology's celebrity culture through her own knowledge as well as her husband's experience as a former employee of the Scientology Celebrity Centre.
Aspects of the organisation that have baffled and alienated the public are fully brought to light in this real-life work of suspense. Hill addresses questions that have been raised about Scientology in the past, such as claims of forced and child labour practices, exploitative fundraising, coerced abortions, and the dissolution of families. But, with her unparalleled insight into the inner world of Scientology's highest order, what Hill reveals is much, much more -- and bizarre beyond one's wildest imagination.