Books in Brief - 1988-01-08
The controversial Church of Scientiology, founded by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard is known to be 'quick with a writ,' ready to sue anyone who dares criticize the movement. In 'L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman?' (Lyle Stuart, 402 pp., $20) former Scientologist Brent Corydon and Hubbard's son, L. Ron Jr., have written an expose of the movement that challenges the benign face Scientology seeks to place on its lucrative method of promising peace of mind. Publisher Lyle Stuart says the church has been true to its reputation and he faces multiple suits that are trying to repress the work.