A captivating guide through one woman's struggle to find herself through Scientology, and how she finally escapedIs there a term for a bad choice, one you continue to make, remaining on a path even as you understand your choice is not good for you? How do you abandon that life, and attempt to live a new one, making sense of the time you had given away so willingly? Flunk. Start. is a candid, revealing memoir of what drew author, actress, and musician Sands Hall to Scientology, how she left the Church after nearly a decade, and how she has finally come to terms with those years that she had previously thought of as lost. Hall is a captivating guide, describing her slow absorption into the Church, but Flunk. Start. is more than a recounting of her time in Scientologyits also about growing up in an eccentric literary family, and the tale of her brilliant, tragic older brother, the playwright Oakley Hall III. Its a story of navigating relationshipsspiritual and familialand how her desire to know has shaped Hall's life. In Flunk.Start., Hall is able to resolve rather than expose; to explore rather than condemn. She does so in a gorgeous narrative with a visceral affection for the comforting, beguiling power of words....
|Title||:||Flunk. Start.: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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Flunk. Start.: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology Reviews
Wow what an excellent book. If you are looking for a book on Scientology that is shocking with lots of reveals and shocking details this is not the book for you. This is a book full of exploration and inner thoughts of a woman caught up in this cult. It’s very good.
The subject of cults is a fascinating one. Extreme religious groups tend to get their hooks into people at points in their lives in which they are most vulnerable, such as a major life upheaval or tragedy. Sands Hall writes of her own experience in Scientology and the reasons she, with much difficulty, decided to leave it.
The author has certainly lived an unusual life and has quite a story to tell. Scientology has its own vocabulary, and I will admit to becoming tired of all of the jargon and a ...more
It wasn't always easy to read this book, because I know and care about the author (although I knew nothing about this part of her life until she began sharing information about the book). But you needn't be a Sands fan to read it. An interest in learning about Scientology—and about what can cause any of us to make questionable choices—will suffice.
An engrossing, frank, and hypnotically structured account of the author's years-long immersion, only half-willing, into Scientology, FLUNK.START is much more than an exposé. Much has been written elsewhere about the more sensational horrors of Scientology as a mind-bending, life-eating cult. Hall writes of her experiences with deep honesty and acknowledgment of the so-called Church's methods of seducing, entangling, and ultimately hijacking the minds of the susceptible. But even more compelling ...more