2018/11/10

BOOK REVIEW:
TROUBLEMAKER BY LEAH REMINI

Title: Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Author: Leah Remini, Rebecca Paley
Published: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 272
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
In this, Remini recounts her experiences with being an actress in Hollywood, as well as being a dedicated member of the controversial Church of Scientology, which she eventually left.


Review:
After having seen several in-depth interviews with Remini, as well as her docuseries about scientology, I was fascinated and figured I'd pick this up to learn even more.

This is first of all an incredibly readable book and one you really just want to keep going with. If you've ever seen Remini in interviews, she has a very particular tone (which I personally love) and it's carried incredibly well through this. You can almost hear her reading the book to you while you're flipping the pages. She's honest, bold, raw and loud.

The book is much more about Leah's life than it is about scientology, which I was a bit surprised by. Very little about the church and her experience in it was new to me, having watched her series and so many interviews. I think it's still a fascinating book, but a lot of it felt like repetition to me, which didn't make me want to stop reading, but it didn't knock my socks off either.

I've really fallen down a lot of holes on the Internet about both Remini and scientology, which is probably why I'm not totally blown away by this. For most people though, I'm sure this would be really interesting, especially if you like Remini and you're interested in what she's gone through (which you should be, because it's quite the story).
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