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L. Ron Hubbard is the founder of Scientology. He has described his philosophies in more than 5,000 writings, including dozens of books, and three thousand tape recorded lectures. Those who regularly employ his teachings to improve themselves and help their fellows come from all walks of life. The universal acclaim for the man — including thousands of awards and recognitions from individuals and groups and the unprecedented popularity of his works among all people — is but one indicator of the effectiveness of his technologies. More importantly, there are millions of people around the world who consider they have no greater friend.
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  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.; November 2007 edition (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403146861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403146861
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #647,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 320 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most enduring and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

Then too, of course, there is all L. Ron Hubbard represents as the Founder of Dianetics and Scientology and thus the only major religion born in the 20th century.

While, as such, he presents the culmination of science and spiritual technology as embodied in the religion of Scientology.

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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Brian Denton on August 12, 2008
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This was one of the first books I read on the subject of Scientology, along with Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought (English), they both gave me enought information on the subject of Scientology, to determine it a something worth devoting my life to studying.

Several Topics Include:
*Is It Possible to Be Happy?
*Man's Search for His Soul
*Two Rules for Happy Living
*Happiness and Interest
*How to Live with Children
*On Marriage
*The Anatomy of Failure
*Confronting
*Professionalism
*Past, Present and Future
*Playing the Game
*Records of the Mind Are Permanent
*The Race Against Man's Savage Instincts
*Justice
*What Is Knowledge?
*Man from Mud
*The Psychiatrist at Work
*Honest People Have Rights, Too
*What Is Greatness?

I would suggest this book to anyone who wants a peak inside the Scientology philosophy.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 9, 1997
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The new slant on life is one of my favorite books by Mr.Hubbard.
It has such a pleasantly inspiring way of explaining the simple
truths that make life worth living. If I am feeling out of sorts
I start reading this book and in no time at all I am feeling good
again.

I recommend you read this book and keep it by your bedside to pick
up frequently. The more I read it the more I like it. Few books
are like this. One's that are become classics to be handed down
the generations. Our children need this information. Don't miss
out on the beautiful wisdom shared by one of this century's most
admired humanitarians.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eric J. Knight on March 22, 2012
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The reason I bought this book is to participate in the extension programs that Scientology offers. I find you get more out of books like this and can understand them better. I have also taken two other courses as well and found them both interesting. This book is also a rewrite of a previous edition and several correction were made so it is more easily understood. After reading most of the book I find it most helpful in further explaining and answering questions about dianetics and scientology. I feel it is one of their key books not to miss!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Giulio on May 9, 2014
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This book is so easy to understand ! I read Dianetics and it's not the easiest book to read, it requires a lot of concentration. This book has short chapters, and everything I read just makes so much sense. I think anyone should really read this book. If you're curious about Scientology, this is the book that will give you answers for sure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Reeve on March 22, 2015
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The preface to this book begins, "This book is presented in its original form". That's not true, but this is a Scientology publication, so the reader must not expect a concern for truth. The original version was published in England, in December 1965. This edition has some chapters deleted, new chapters added, and a few amendments to the remaining original text.

The format is very attractive, with large print and plenty of white space, making reading easier. That is worth mentioning because Scientology's main text, "Dianetics", which they refer to as "book one" is a near-unreadable slab of turbid text, so although it may seem to be the logical place to start your enquiries, you will need courage and determination to tackle it. At least in this book, the format helps ease you through the painful prose.

As for the actual content of this book, it can be stated firmly that it has no merit. For example, in the chapter "On Marriage" we are told that a person's sanity can be gauged by the speed with which they answer questions. A happy marriage results from the partners having the same level of sanity. Therefore, to find your soul mate, select someone who answers questions at the same speed as you do! If you really want to choose your marriage partner in that manner, good luck.

One more example: children must be allowed to do what they want with their own property. So, if your children destroy their clothes and bedroom furniture, "it is none of your business". Again, good luck with that approach.

This book is not a serious philosophical work, nor does it have any value as a self-help book. If for some reason you do decide to read it, please be aware that there are many books critical of Scientology, some written by former prominent members, and you might want to read one of those also, to get a balanced view.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Insider on September 5, 2012
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This is a great book for newcomers to Scientology and oldtimers alike. I use it all the time and often refer my clients to it. You have heard much about Scientology. This is what it is really about, the basic philosophy of it. You are in for some surprises. This is not philosophy one reads about in college and forgets. This is very useful data about the basics of life that you can actually USE. I challenge anyone to honestly read this, apply it and not have their lives markedly improve. I don't think it can be done.

Let me know what you get out of it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Deanna Meske on June 22, 2013
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This book really opens your eyes and give you so much information. You really step away from this book with a new look at things and an understanding of life, it's quite powerful!
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By Richard T Clark on June 15, 2015
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A lot of great information about life in this book... I really enjoyed and use this information!
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