number 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An eye-commencing, no-holds-barred memoir approximately existence within the Church of Scientology, now with a brand new afterword through the creator—the outspoken actress and megastar of the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

Leah Remini hasn’t ever been the kind to carry her tongue. That willingness to talk her thoughts, stand her floor, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this difficult-speaking girl from Brooklyn to forge a long lasting and a success occupation in Hollywood. However being a troublemaker has come at a value.

That used to be by no means extra obtrusive than in 2013, whilst Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, on this frank, humorous, poignant memoir, the previous King of Queens megastar opens up approximately that have for the primary time, revealing the in-intensity main points of her painful cut up with the church and its arguable practices.

Indoctrinated into the church as a kid even as residing together with her mom and sister in New York, Remini sooner or later moved to Los Angeles, the place her desires of changing into an actress and advancing Scientology’s reasons grew increasingly more intertwined. As an grownup, she discovered the good fortune she’d labored so onerous for, and with it a distinguished position within the hierarchy of superstar Scientologists along folks reminiscent of Tom Cruise, Scientology’s such a lot prime-profile adherent. Remini frolicked instantly with Cruise and used to be incorporated a number of the visitors at his 2006 wedding ceremony to Katie Holmes.

But if she started to boost questions on one of the vital church’s movements, she discovered herself a objective. After all, she used to be declared through the church to be a risk to their group and due to this fact a “Suppressive Individual,” and in consequence, all of her fellow parishioners—together with contributors of her personal circle of relatives—have been informed to disconnect from her. Ceaselessly.

Daring, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s outstanding adventure towards emotional and religious freedom, each for herself and for her circle of relatives. This can be a memoir designed to expose the onerous-received truths of a existence lived in truth—from an creator unafraid of the effects.

Praise for Troublemaker

“An aggressively truthful memoir . . . Troublemaker is probably the most uncooked and revealing Scientology memoir thus far.”Entertainment Weekly

“Leah’s tale is a juicy, within-Hollywood learn, but it surely’s greater than that. It’s a shifting tale in regards to the worth of wondering authority and the way one girl survived a profound trouble of religion.”People