Comments for: A portrait of Scientology

Posted Sept. 11, 2011, at 9:03 p.m.

INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY by Janet Reitman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 444 pages, $28. Forget the “thetans” who dwelled in space a gazillion years ago, though they do add a diverting back story to Scientology, the religion founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard in the 1950s. What really distinguishes the faith followed …

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