New memoir 'Flunk. Start.' richly illuminates the appeal - and betrayal - of Scientology - 2018-02-27
When the first notices for a memoir about Scientology coming out by author Sands Hall started appearing online some months ago, we distinctly remember former Scientologists and other Scientology watchers asking, "Sands who?"
Scientology memoirs are much more common today than they were just a few years ago now that the church's terror machine has been disrupted somewhat, but they still tend to be written by people whose names are well known in the ex-Scientology community: Janis Gillham Grady, Karen Pressley, Ron Miscavige, Leah Remini — just to name a few from the last couple of years, each of them very well known before their books came out.
Hall points out herself that she isn't a former Scientology celebrity like Leah Remini, and she's also not a former high-ranking Sea Org official dishing new revelations about the inner workings of the church.