Leah Remini’s promised Scientology tell-all is just about ready to be read by fans and those curious to know how and why she left the church. The book is called Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, and it will possibly blow the lid off the connection between the entertainment industry’s connection to the church created by L. Ron Hubbard.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the actress, best known for the show King of Queens,left the church in 2013, and hasn’t looked back.
“Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s remarkable journey toward emotional and spirtual freedom, both for herself and for her family,” a press release says.
People Magazine claims that one of the main reasons that Remini left Scientology was her daughter, Sofia. She alleged that the church and its requirements took up too much of her family time.
Perez Hilton is reporting that Remini is fully ready to dish the dirt on her one-time religion, and has now chosen to have her daughter baptized in the Catholic faith. Ballantine Books announced today that the book will be released on November 3. The date was not given before now based on the way the church has created a backlash against all former church members.
“When [Leah] began to raise questions about some of the church’s actions, she found herself a target, which led to her — and her family’s — break from the church. Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family.”
The source released a few choice pages to the press, and according to Perez Hilton, it looks quite dishy.
RadarOnline says that not only will the book talk about Remini’s time inside the church, but will also talk about her experience and the fallout since she left the church in 2013. She will even be talking candidly about attending the wedding in Rome of Tom Crusie and Katie Holmes (perhaps Holmes will write the next tell-all about Scientology).
“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 grew increasingly intertwined,” the release states. “But when she began to raise questions about some of the church’s actions, she found herself a target, which led to her—and her family’s—break from the church. Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family.”
Salon said that Remini’s book will be an interesting follow up to the documentary Going Clear, by Lawrence Wright, and the follow-up by Alex Gibney. The documentary shone a light on the abuses and criminal allegations against the church and its current leader, David Miscavage.
“Thank you to the brave who did something about it,” Remini tweeted in March, praising the team behind Gibney’s Going Clear doc. “And to those who didn’t have a voice, you do now.”
The Hollywood Reporter says that Remini was represented by APA on the book deal, and that executive editor Pamela Cannon acquired the book for Ballantine.
Are you interested in checking out Leah Remini’s book, Troublemaker when it comes out in November?
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