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The Resource Flunk, start : reclaiming my decade lost in Scientology, Sands Hall

Flunk, start : reclaiming my decade lost in Scientology, Sands Hall

Label
Flunk, start : reclaiming my decade lost in Scientology
Title
Flunk, start
Title remainder
reclaiming my decade lost in Scientology
Statement of responsibility
Sands Hall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Flunk. Start., Sands Hall chronicles her slow yet willing absorption into the Church of Scientology. Her time in the Church, the 1980s, includes the secretive illness and death of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and the ascension of David Miscavige. Hall compellingly reveals what drew her into the religion--what she found intriguing and useful--and how she came to confront its darker sides. As a young woman from a literary family striving to forge her own way as an artist, Hall ricochets between the worlds of Shakespeare, avant-garde theater, and soap opera, until her brilliant elder brother, playwright Oakley Hall III, falls from a bridge and suffers permanent brain damage. In the secluded canyons of Hollywood, she finds herself increasingly drawn toward the certainty that Scientology appears to offer. In this candid and nuanced memoir, Hall recounts her spiritual and artistic journey with a visceral affection for language, delighting in the way words can create a shared world. However, as Hall begins to grasp how purposefully Hubbard has created the unique language of Scientology--in the process isolating and indoctrinating its practitioners--she confronts how language can also be used as a tool of authoritarianism. Hall is a captivating guide, and Flunk. Start. explores how she has found meaning and purpose within that decade that for so long she thought of as lost; how she has faced the ?flunk? represented by those years, and has embraced a way to "start" anew."--Jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Sands
Dewey number
  • 299/.936092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
BP605.S2
LC item number
H345 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hall, Sands
  • Ex-church members
  • Scientologists
  • Scientology
Target audience
adult
Label
Flunk, start : reclaiming my decade lost in Scientology, Sands Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-392)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 392 pages
Isbn
9781619021785
Lccn
2017038728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1684733
  • (OCoLC)on1014010558
  • (OCoLC)1014010558
  • 1678166
  • 1684733
Label
Flunk, start : reclaiming my decade lost in Scientology, Sands Hall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-392)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 392 pages
Isbn
9781619021785
Lccn
2017038728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1684733
  • (OCoLC)on1014010558
  • (OCoLC)1014010558
  • 1678166
  • 1684733

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