I read your book last nite cover to cover in one sitting. Wow – great story, great writing! I am buying these for friends and family who keep asking me …”so what made you stay in for so long??!!??” Your book really explains the weird phenomenon that makes a cult a cult and why smart people make dumb decisions.
I wanted to let you know I finished reading your book last night. What a story! It held my interest all the way through, obviously because I lived through a lot of it myself and found it fascinating, but also because it was well written and kept me wondering what came next.
You obviously put a lot of thought into putting these memories into order and making some sense out of some very senseless events. The result is very coherent and consistent – and the picture it ends up painting of Scientology is appalling and frightening. I never lost my mind, thank god, but I remember coming close to it. And certainly I lost myself – my own purposes, goals and my belief in myself. I just became an unthinking worker bee, day after day, accepting the abuse. I’m just thankful that I came to my senses enough to refuse to go back on post and refuse the RPF (Rehabilitation Project Force) and insist on being offloaded…
Let me take this opportunity to say how much I admire everything you did –posting your story and everything, about all that you and Chris went through. You were and are very courageous indeed. – NW
WOW, thank you for being so brave to have written your story. – RF
Thank you Nancy Many. Without the love and good humanity of you and people like Chris there’d be no place, no safety zone for people like me, the former member looking upwards FOR my former comrades who I looked UP to. Thank you big time Nancy and big time to Chris for being there for you and in turn you being there for me and for Maureen, and all us other people who NEED people like you! Thank you for your honesty and love!! Man, your story just cuts to the core of humanity and the goodness. – CB
I read your story this evening. It brought me to simultaneous tears and rage! – WM