Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology - Rebecca Paley, Leah Remini

I listened to the audiobook that was read by Leah Remini and it didn't disappoint! It is an honest memoir that isn't sugar coated to make the author look good.


I am proud of Leah for telling her story of how she got mixed in with Scientology and what prompted her to come to her senses and leave that "church." Leah also talks about how she started her acting career, which is something that I always find interesting.


There were times during the book that I wanted to go back in time and shake Leah because a normal church wouldn't ask you spend thousands and thousands of dollars on them.  A normal church wouldn't enforce rules on you that if not obeyed you would be punished. A normal church wouldn't tell you that you had to disengage with friends or family because they're not a believer. A normal church wouldn't and shouldn't make you feel like crap and if it does then get out. 


I remember walking into a Scientologist Reading Room in the 90's and they showed me a price sheet of what I would need to pay for one of their auditing sessions. I laughed upon seeing the cost of the sessions and said, "I guess you have to be rich to belong here." The woman looked around to make sure no one was watching and then she nodded her head. I stood up and walked out the door.


My wish is that more Scientologists or people thinking about joining Scientology will take their blinders off and read this book and learn that this "church" isn't normal.