Flunk, Start

Flunk, Start

Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology

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As a young woman from a literary family striving to forge her own way as an artist, Hall ricochets between the worlds of Shakespeare, avant-garde theater, and soap opera, until her brilliant elder brother, playwright Oakley Hall III, falls from a bridge and suffers permanent brain damage. In the secluded canyons of Hollywood, she finds herself increasingly drawn toward the certainty that Scientology appears to offer. In this candid and nuanced memoir, Hall recounts her spiritual and artistic journey with a visceral affection for language, delighting in the way words can create a shared world. However, as Hall begins to grasp how purposefully Hubbard has created the unique language of Scientologý•in the process isolating and indoctrinating its practitionerś•she confronts how language can also be used as a tool of authoritarianism.
Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint Press, 2018.
ISBN: 9781619021785
1619021781
Characteristics: 392 pages ; 24 cm.

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