Author: Leah Remini
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Pages: 228 (Hardcover)
My Rating: 8/10
Overview: You may recognize Leah Remini from the popular sit-com, King of Queens. But, did you know she also spent almost her entire life practicing Scientology among the likes of other celebrities such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley?
Troublemaker is Leah's confession, her memoir and her promise to spread awareness regarding the evils of Scientology.
The most remarkable part of her memoir is how honest and up-front Leah writes. She wants to share her story and every dirty little secret she may have before the "church" would have the opportunity to discredit her.
However, the book is about more than just Scientology; it's about Leah's childhood, her career, professional struggles, relationships, friendships, and so much more. She explains how much faith and hope she had put into Scientology as a young girl only to realize as an adult, her paradise never existed in the first place.
Even if you haven't followed Scientology and its fallouts in the media, Troublemaker is easy to comprehend. Leah writes in a casual tone so any reader can understand the terms and definitions which accompany the "church's" practices.
I've very happy I took the time to read Leah's book, because I have a newfound respect for her and I also learned a lot more about Scientology I never knew before. Also, it was pretty damn interesting and quite disturbing to learn of Leah's experiences with Tom Cruise... dun, dun, dun.
If you are interested in learning more about the evil cult of Scientology, I highly recommend Troublemaker and also, make sure to watch Leah's show on A&E, Scientology and the Aftermath!
What I didn't: I wish there would have been more in depth detail regarding specific Scientology practices such as auditing or the courses one is required to take. Leah explains the general idea of these practices, but I would have liked to know exactly how a session is conducted.