Book - Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology: A Memoir, by Sands Hall

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Book - Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology: A Memoir, by Sands Hall.

NOTE: Sands Hall's book was previously titled, Flunk. Start. Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology. It is now titled Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology: A Memoir.

For more information, please see this thread on the original ESMB:


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New Information:

The most recent essay about Scientology by Sands Hall:

Los Angeles Review of Books: Light a Candle

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Light a Candle

ESSAYS

By Sands Hall

10/13/2019

Julie Christofferson was a devoted Scientologist. But one weekend, while she was visiting her parents, her distraught mother took the doorknobs off the doors, hired a deprogrammer, and didn’t let her daughter out of the house until Julie had been convinced that the Church of Scientology was a con. Christofferson sued the Church, claiming it had misrepresented L. Ron Hubbard’s credentials (that he was a graduate of Princeton, that he’d served in the Navy) and promised things it didn’t deliver (improve her eyesight, raise her intelligence). Above all, she sought restitution for the years she’d devoted to Scientology, which had, she said, derailed her life’s plans. In 1977, she won two million dollars. The Church demanded a retrial. In May of 1985, a Portland jury gave Christofferson-Titchbourne (in the intervening years she’d married) 39 million dollars.

The Scientology lawyers swore she’d never see a penny of it. The organization itself exhorted all Scientologists to immediately travel to Oregon, to protest this attack on religious freedom.

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The paperback of Sands Hall’s memoir Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology will be published by Counterpoint on November 19, 2019.


You can listen to the full-length Light a Candle here.

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PODCAST: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology by Sands Hall

KYMN 95.1 Radio: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology by Sands Hall

Please go to the link to hear the podcast.

Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology by Sands Hall · KYMN Radio · Northfield, MN · AM 1080 & FM 95.1

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Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology by Sands Hall
November 25, 2019

Teri Knight talks with Sands Hall. In the secluded canyons of Hollywood, a young woman from a literary family striving to forge her own way as an artist—finds herself increasingly drawn toward the certainty that Scientology appears to offer. Sands time in the Church, the 1980s, includes the secretive illness and death of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. In Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology – A Memoir, Hall shares what drew her into the religion—what she found intriguing and useful—and how she came to confront its darker sides and escape. Sands shares WHY a “sane” person would be drawn in and what it was like for her to relive that painful past as she shared her experience. sandshall.com

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PODCAST: Sands Hall, author of "Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology: A Memoir," on Viewpoints Radio 20-30.


20-30 Segment 2: The Church Of Scientology


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20-30 Segment 2: The Church Of Scientology

Scientology – is it a religion, spiritual group, business organization? The group was created in the 1950’s and is headquartered in Los Angeles. There’s been much mixed media coverage about Scientology, but, still, most people know little about the claimed religion. We speak with a former member about her involvement and the people who commit their faith, time and money to Scientology.


Guest:

Sands Hall, author, Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology.

Links for more information:

Amazon: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology: A Memoir

Scientology: What is Scientology

Science Direct: Sustainability of glass in construction

WholeTrees Structures

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YouTube version:

 
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ISNOINews

Independent Scientology and Nation of Islam news
PODCAST: Sands Hall, author of "Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology: A Memoir," on Viewpoints Radio 20-30.


20-30 Segment 2: The Church Of Scientology


* * * * * BEGIN INTRODUCTION * * * * *

20-30 Segment 2: The Church Of Scientology

Scientology – is it a religion, spiritual group, business organization? The group was created in the 1950’s and is headquartered in Los Angeles. There’s been much mixed media coverage about Scientology, but, still, most people know little about the claimed religion. We speak with a former member about her involvement and the people who commit their faith, time and money to Scientology.


Guest:

Sands Hall, author, Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology.

Links for more information:

Amazon: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology: A Memoir

Scientology: What is Scientology

Science Direct: Sustainability of glass in construction

WholeTrees Structures

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YouTube version:

Viewpoints radio had tweeted a brief audio excerpt of their interview with Sands Hall.

 
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