GOING CLEAR Examines Scientology

Going ClearAn in-depth look at the church of Scientology, Going Clear: Scientology, Celebrity, and the Prison of Belief, (RH/Knopf; RH Audio) will be released in two weeks with an announced print run of 150,000 copies.

In the NYT today, Chip McGrath profiles the book’s author, Lawrence Wright, who won the  Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for  The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.

The book is the outgrowth of an article Wright wrote for the  The New Yorker last year, and, as is clear from the book’s subtitle, is deeply critical of Scientology. Wright notes that he has been receiving threatening letters from the church’s lawyers.

The book is embargoed, so there are no pre-pub reviews.

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