- Paperback: 396 pages
- Publisher: BFG Books Inc; BFG 1st Edition Paperback edition (2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982502222
- ISBN-13: 978-0982502228
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (250 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #865,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Blown for Good - Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology (BFG Paperback) Paperback – 2010
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Second, Marc Headley wrote and published this book while still being harrassed and harrangued by Scientology's "intelligence arm".
One of many rapid-fire expose's, they all expose one startling fact: Our government agencies have been ignoring the crimes and abuses of this cult for decades. Every American should now ask your Senator and Congressman to see to it that these horrendous crimes finally come to an end, and that U.S. Citizens be protected. And don't forget to ask the current IRS Commissioner why the error of religious status given to this group hasn't not been corrected.
When you read what really goes on it will seem too incredulous. Just when you've finished one chapter, thinking it couldn't possibly get worse, you turn the page. Somehow Marc has kept and inserted his sense of humour amidst the horror. Kudos to your courage as well, Marc. Will our elected officials now stand up as well?
I finished Nancy Many's Billion Year Contract a couple of days ago. That was a good book, It is distinct among the recent Scientology survivor books in how it gives an inside view on how mental illness and Scientology don't mix. Maybe too much of an "inside" view. The book was grueling for sure but I would recommend it. But that book didn't capture me quite so much as Blown for Good.
The day after I finished Nancy Many's book, I got Blown for Good in the mail. There is so much about this book to like. There is a charm to it. I realized half way through the book that all the chapter titles were taken from Depeche Mode songs and like the music of Depeche Mode, the book takes you some place dark where strength and vulnerability walk hand in hand. It also occurred to me that is book begs to be made into a movie, not only because the picture Marc paints is so clear, but also because we already have a sound track.
Marc's sarcastic, smart ass comments are great comic relief and not just funny to laugh at, but almost necessary as he takes you into the world of Scientology's "Secret" Base, the domain of the sociopathic, sadistic "leader" Dave Miscavige. More than any other book to date (I think I've read them all) this book paints a portrait of Miscavige. It is not a pretty picture. Miscavige comes off sometimes as a cartoonish super villain, laughing maniacally at his hapless minions who he makes to suffer, but Marc keeps up anecdote after anecdote, with quotes and details to remind you that this is a real person he is talking about.Read more ›
This book reveals the inner workings of the Sea Organization, and the machinations of cult leader David Miscavige and his acolyte Tom Cruise. Headley writes with credibility and humor. This is a must read for any current or ex-scientologist, or anyone with an interest in this subject. The faithful should have no problem with it, as one of the early abilities they lay claim to is the ability to talk to anyone on any subject, and the focus on truth.
The book includes a forward by Marty Rathbun, a former high level church leader during the time Mark was there.
I know. I was a Staff Member for a few years and my husband and I also had to escape in the middle of the night! (Without the benefit of a police escort though).
As a matter of fact, even the PUBLIC who receive Scientology courses and counseling are ALSO abused..for they are extorted and blackmailed of large amounts of money ($300,000.00+ US) for services that do NOT deliver what is promised.
I am almost finished reading Marc's book,and it is one incredible, gripping and I believe, ACCURATE account of what goes on behind the closed doors of Scientology!
It is just SICKENING to find out that this cruel abuse by David Miscavige was occurring at the top levels of the Sea Org while we as Staff (in our case) were also working our lives away, and being shown glossy, FAKE PR Videos of successful Sea Org!
I applaud Marc and his wife for escaping and having the courage to write this book! May it help MANY!
I'm buying this book for friends. And anyone who knows anyone involved in Scientology, buy them this book! They'll thank you later!
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Some of the details were a bit lengthily when describing the interaction and involvement of other Scientologist and definitely facilitates the life of a Scientologist.Published 3 days ago by Tami
Related facts in a helpful manner. Shocking, but I'll never forget it.Published 9 days ago by Jolene
Why anybody would get involved with this mind control cult is simply baffling. Why our government puts up with them is a capital crimePublished 24 days ago by Jenna M. Meyer
Disappointed how juvenile the book was. As I read it I kept thinking it was a poorly written YA novel. It didn't read truth to me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent first hand real person, feelings and emotions. He is an amazing writer. I am glad he shared.Published 1 month ago by david m russell
A very good book. A great inside look at Scientology. I am glad Mark was able to escape this madness.Published 1 month ago by Kris
When I read this book, it was really easy to relate to Marks' experiences. His personality and disposition are similar to my own minus a beautiful wife, a plethora of close... Read morePublished 1 month ago by AKO-1Critic4U
Anyone who feels either attracted or appalled by Scientology should read this real-life 15 year account of an insider and someone who has watched misogynistic leader Miscavige up... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Giulia