Welcome to a brand new feature that is going to run for this month – this April we are going to celebrate the world of Books! The last few weeks and months we have all been part of a weird world to say the least so this month we thought it would be nice to talk about something that allows you to escape even if it just for a chapter at a time. So this month we are taking on the 30 Day Book Challenge and looking at a different topic each day, enjoy!
Day 9: A Book You Thought You Wouldn’t Like But Ended Up Loving
NAME OF BOOK: Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, Leah Remini
I read a lot and I tend to buy a lot of books on the Kindle Store when they are 99p as it is a great way to try new books while not paying loads of money for it. I had seen an American Social Media advertise a documentary that was going onto television about Leah Remini’s Scientology experience and I was intrigued as the idea of the show had come from an expanded look from her book.
I knew of Leah through her television show Kings and Queens and throughout the years I have also seen her on chat shows and didn’t really think a lot about it – she kept sort of making me think that she was similar to a UK reality star but I didn’t really know I was just assuming because of the shows I had seen her on. However, saying that, the trailer for the new documentary persuaded me to read her book and find out if it was really worth a television show and a best seller.
I went into the book not expecting a lot and predicting it to be like any other autobiography, I came out the other end absolutely amazed and with a real different look at Leah. It is a book I couldn’t stop turning the pages and read it at a really fast pace.
The book takes a look at her life growing up in the world of Scientology and her escape away from it. The book is honest, truthful, brutal at times and not holding back. Some of the stories that she tells are shocking and it really opens your eyes to the world of Scientology. The routines, the money, and even the dark look at Tom Cruise, it really is an eye opener.
The book really opened up a door for me and it lead me to reading more books about the world of Scientology. I am not religious but this book I found fascinating as it highlighted the darkness and has lead me to read more books to discover out more.