Blog: David Braverman -- A Too Familiar Story - 2015-03-20

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F376.png David Braverman -- A Too Familiar Story March 20, 2015, Mike Rinder, Something Can Be Done About It

For those of you who don't know me, my name is David Braverman and I live in East Falls, which is a suburb of Philadelphia, with 2 cats and an amazing Steinway baby grand built in 1914. I have 3 kids, although their mother Andrea and I are divorced. I own a wholesale bakery which delivers fresh European-style bread every day throughout Philadelphia, and frozen bread all over the country. It's really quite a big business, even though I didn't plan it that way.

Oh, and I'm an SP, and I didn't plan that either. In fact, I never would have believed it when all this started, which was in New York City in the early spring of 1971.

I was music major at NYU at the time, my junior year, and I was walking down 5th Ave towards Washington square. A cute lady in a miniskirt (her name was Molly Harlow) handed me a card which said "Scientology Works". I had no idea what Scientology was, regardless of whether or not it worked, even though I had been handed the same card hundreds of times before. But this time I asked the lady in the miniskirt "what is this?" and she said, "well, you want to see a movie?" and I said "when does it start?" and she said "right now" and grabbed my arm and took me into the (long-since defunct) 5th Ave mission.