A new book about escaping Scientology has already made waves overseas - 2020-12-15
Péter Bonyai is a name that should be familiar to readers of the Bunker. He's been a correspondent for us in Hungary, and we've covered his own book about his experience in Scientology. For some time now he's been telling us about a new book by a woman named Diana Dudas that has made news in that country, and he sent us this description of the book, which is now available in English for the first time.
My Scientology Story is a critically acclaimed book about experiences of its author, Diana Dudas, as a member of the Church of Scientology between 2012 and 2017. The book was published last year in Hungary and judging from the responses received, it rapidly became a readers' favorite and a source of inspiration to many. In addition to a heart-wrenching story, which is presented in gripping detail, the book also contains a detailed and precise description of the everyday life of a Scientologist. As one reviewer put it: "her radiant, brave and iron-willed personality and her unique storytelling style infuse the entire novel and make it a real page-turner."
As the person who first read this book, it is really an honor to write the first review about its English language edition. I still vividly remember when I read the first manuscript. I was in Scientology for 10 years, and I spent most of that time in middle management as a Sea Org member. So, I knew the subject and the range of abuses connected to it rather well. But this book was still a special experience for me. Why? Let me explain.