Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Bookie Club Meeting: Troublemaker by Leah Remini

Tonight we're discussing the Church of Scientology expose / memoir Troublemaker by Leah Remini:



It was Reno's choice, so she's gonna start it!

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  1. Very fast, entertaining read!

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    1. I agree, very fast read! I was grudgingly entertained

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  2. I thought she did a good job of telling a personal story and exposing Scientology.

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    1. I was sincerely shocked at the descriptions of Sea Org: straight up cult

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    2. Building on that I feel like she had a strong grasp on morals while not being religious unlike a lot of the other Scientologists. It just took her a while to pull everything together.

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    3. I'm not sure I can agree there, everything she did was against conventional morality, it's just the Co$ was a million times worse

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    4. They were also self-centered.

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    5. She did sleep with a married man and that's that is bad. Ultimately they it did end up together and life does happen. She recognizes the mistake, I think that she showed a lot more empathy and sympathy to people in ways that the others didn't. Tunee conventional ways don't necessarily mean moral way sometimes

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    6. typo,I meant that as all so self centered

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    7. The deal with the kids was INSANE. At least she saw the wrongness there

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    8. Well that's what I mean, she did a lot of things that people say are bad, so I wouldn't say she's more moral than others. Not just the married dude, but the having boys shoplift for hickeys, etc

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    9. Holy typos!

      It really is insane. It's nuts people gey wrapped up in that.

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    10. I agree but I think most of that was when she was younger. I'm speaking mostly when she was a little bit older it seems she grasped family values, how to treat other people, worrying about other people's finances. I'm just saying she had more but maybe it's just common sense that helps ultimately help her to escape

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    11. Sorry all, I'm on voice to text! Typos not my fault it be galaxy

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    12. I think the fact that she had such a strong personality is what saved her. She may have done things others would consider wrong, but I think she had her own strong moral code that she stuck by

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  3. I limed how she admitted upfront she's an asshole.l thought she has certain charm anyway.

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    1. She does and I didn't hate her as much as I was expecting to

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  5. I like hearing about the inside celeb stuff. Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Aniston Tom Cruise

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    1. She really is a sweetie!

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    2. I think most celebrities live lives so far removed from what we have to deal with that it's impossible to understand what they have to do to live

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  6. I like hearing about the inside celeb stuff. Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Aniston Tom Cruise

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  7. Her dad sounded like a real piece of work, she literally had nowhere to go other than her mom

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    1. Yes no wonder she was so brash herself

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  8. Oh my word that scene with baby Suri and aunts and grandmother.

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  9. I think, ultimately, that is was a book about growth and I never got over Sea Org, so it was alllll Leah over Scientology, 100%

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  10. I had a little trouble empathizing with her. Something about the personality bugged me. But.... given all she went through, I'm amazed how well she turned out

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    1. I think y'all how I feel about her...self-aggrandizement as entertainment, but really, I was so shocked by the Scio stuff that I kind of ignored her mostly

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  11. That whole damn "religion". Kinda makes you wonder if Christianity was started by an ancient L Ron Hubbard. It just has the glossy shine of 1500 yrs of histroy softening things

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    1. I should probably not give my views on organized religion

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  12. Oh yes that part where she talks about hating playing with her kid? I could sort of identify. When my daughter was little I was never into entertaining her like that either like a playmate, and I love that other parents response to her finally.

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    1. Refresh my memory, s'il vous plait?

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    2. She's talking about how she asks the nanny hiw long they have to stay at the park because she's bored. Then she talks about how she hates playing dolls withbher kid. No other mom gets it and she ferls so bad, until finally one mon says You're not your daughter's playmate/entertainer; to sum it up, and she's so relieved. Lol

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    3. Lol that reminds me of Red's book; Kate Mulgrew

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    4. I never got to play dolls, so it sounds like I was lucky there. I love going to the park, though. Fresh air

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  15. Your phone has gone cray, Reno

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    1. It really did. I'm back on WiFi, should be normal now.

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  16. #funfact: I actually watched Living Dolls back in the day!

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    1. And of course, Who's the Boss, duh.

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    2. Well yes! WTB! And I remember Living Dolls kinda...did you see they're making a new models show?

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    3. I did not I don't think!

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    4. I saw it on the twitter!

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  17. Oh, and I love her relationship with Kevin James! KoQ was really cute what I've seen of it!

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