The revelatory memoir by former "poster girl for Scientology" Michelle LeClair about her defection from the Church, her newly accepted sexual identity, and the lengths to which Scientology went to silence it.For years, Michelle LeClair, former President of Scientology's international humanitarian organization, tried to reconcile her sexual orientation with the anti-gay ideology of the church. Michelle finally ends her horrific marriage, finds the love of her life, a woman, and ultimately leaves the Church. But the split comes at a terrible price. Her once pristine reputation is publicly dragged through the mud, the police raid her home, her ex-husband tries to gain full custody of their children, and the multi-million dollar business she built from scratch is utterly destroyed.In this tell-all memoir, Michelle offers an insider's perspective on Scientology's pervasive influence, secret rituals, and ruthless practices for keeping members in line. It's a story of self-acceptance, of find...
|Title||:||Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
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Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love Reviews
The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able to make it through this and find peace. I don't understand how the government seems this manipulative money hungry cult as a religion and gives it tax breaks. It's truly stranger than fiction.
I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints.
It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of the full story. It would have been much better and would have felt more truthful had it been warts and all.
I look forward to the next account of Scientology life book, as each viewpoint (Jenna Hill, Ron Miscavige, Leah, ...more
Interesting book on both Scientology and the author's grappling with her sexuality and coming out, although both subjects are given short shrift. I've read many books on Scientology so I understood more than a more casual reader and have a fair understanding of alternative lifestyles and LGBTQ issues. This book is an easy and quick read, fairly straightforward and thus lacking in depth, plus containing some annoying editing errors.
We often like to criticize the biographies with comments such as: "wasn't well written, it's absurd, they were all lies, they aren't so innocent, so much whimpering, etc". In some cases might be true, but they decided to share a piece of their lives, their traumas, their soul and I'm just grateful that they allow me to take a pick at the window they opened.
Michelle LeClair went through a hell and came out of it, and now, after all the catastrophes, she found the courage and energy to speak up a ...more
Michelle Leclair does an incredible job of walking through the series of unfortunate events that led to her distrust of the cult of Scientology, and her ultimate coming out, and seeing the organization for what it is. It is truly incredible the strength it must have took her to walk away from everyone/everything she new and choose to recreate herself apart from the organization that didn't have her back in any way. Although this story was definitely probably a painful one to write, her courage a ...more
One star because I am not going to finish it. If you know nothing about Scientology, this will give you some of the dirt. There are briefer, more enlightening reveals, but this will distress any reader. It is a bizarre and nasty story. Maybe the nastiness will appeal to others more than it does to me.
It is not a good memoir of coming out, and that is a pity, because there's a good story about sexuality buried here. The bias of Scientology is well documented and appalling. Unfortunately, the aut ...more
What a powerful and interesting book. Honest and engaging account of what truly happens in the world of Scientology. Very well told. Highly recommend this book.
Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology.
While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to have read more about the inner workings of the church.
I also thought this biography to be a little bit too smooth. I didn't really feel the pain and drama, and some aspects of the author's life seem a bit too perfect.