Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:52 am

Karin Pouw writes to Washington Post, Endnotes do not save ‘Going Clear,’ Jan. 25, 2013, http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ ... story.html

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:08 am

Going Clear is on the "Editor's Choice" list at the NY Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/books ... .html?_r=1&

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:01 pm

Austin American-Statesman (Texas): Wright goes behind the scenes of Scientology in ‘Going Clear’, by Charles Ealy, Jan. 26, 2013, http://www.statesman.com/news/entertain ... -go/nT4Pw/

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:45 am

National Public Radio's "oddly informative news quiz" Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Jan. 26, 2013, had a three-question quiz on Going Clear.
http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:24 am

Washington Examiner: Scientology author talks of church's presence in D.C.January 27, 2013, http://washingtonexaminer.com/scientolo ... le/2519834

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by sconetale » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:30 am

National Public Radio: Lawrence Wright makes an appearance on "Fresh Air" Jan 26 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/01/26/170178321 ... mmy-kimmel
(the segment starts at 29:18 min)
<edit> I just discovered that this is an excerpt of a longer interview with Lawrence Wright that aired on Jan 24 and was already posted http://www.npr.org/2013/01/24/170010096 ... cientology

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:27 am

This Sunday's printed NY Times Book Review section has a full page ad on Page 2, which I'll describe since the online Book Review doesn't seem to have it. Its first "headline" uses quotes, which I'll put in red, to make a sentence:
AN "EYE-OPENING," - Publishers Weekly
"HOTLY COMPELLING" - The New York Times
"UTTERLY NECESSARY STORY" - The Wall Street Journal

"WHO'D HAVE THOUGHT A HISTORY OF A RELIGION WOULD OFFER SO MANY GUILTY PLEASURES?" - LA Times
There's a photo of Lawrence and a big picture of the book, and more quotes:
"A feat of reporting" - The Wall Street Journal
"Powerful...essential reading," says Michael Kinsey on the cover of The New York Times Book Review*
"It's a minutiae-packed book full of wild stories" - Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"Devastating" - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The ad touts Lawrence's credentials:
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the now-classic study of al-Qaeda's 9/11 attack, THE LOOMING TOWER
Description of the book:
A penetrating behind-the-scenes look at Scientology from its founding by L. Ron Hubbard to its present-day leadership under David Miscavige. Lawrence Wright was able to convince former members to discuss their separation from the church and current Scientologists to speak candidly about their experiences. He presents startlying new source material and he examines the importance of Hollywood and its celebrities to the church.
Published by KNOPF....Lawrencewright.com....Aslo available as an eBook, enhanced eBook, and Audio.
* Last week's cover, Jan. 20, discussed earlier in this thread.

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:34 am

Publishers Weekly: Review: 'Going Clear' by Lawrence Wright, Jan 11, 2013, http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-t ... right.html

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:16 pm

Ortega Underground: Lawrence Wright’s Scientology Book Gets Some Thrashing from Cult Expert Steven Hassan, by Tony Ortega, Jan. 28, 3013, http://tonyortega.org/2013/01/28/lawren ... en-hassan/

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:17 pm

The Guardian (UK): Scientology was inevitable: the lesson of Lawrence Wright's book, Going Clear, by Hadley Freeman, Jan. 29, 2013, http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... oing-clear

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:31 pm

CBC (Canada): Neil Macdonald: Scientology and the cloak of religion, by Neil Macdonald, Jan. 29, 3013, http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013 ... ology.html

CBC = Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:04 pm

The Guardian (UK): Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright – review, by David Thomson, http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/ja ... ght-review
From reincarnation to revenge to extraterrestrial time travel, a straight-faced and scrupulous exploration of Scientology's dark and outlandish belief system

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:57 am

CNN (blog): Author of Scientology book: ‘There have been a lot of tears in this story,’ Jan. 30, 2013,
By Todd Leopold, http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/3 ... his-story/

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:29 pm

Pharyngula: It took Scientology to wake you up? by P.Z. Myers, http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/ ... ke-you-up/

This is commentary on the CBC article by Neil MacDonald, from above.

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:26 am

Slate: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, a Slate Radio interview by June Thomas, Jan. 31, 2013, http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/ ... iewed.html

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