Janet Reitman Writing Styles in Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

Janet Reitman
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Perspective

"Inside Scientology" is written in the first and third person perspectives, as the author tells of accounts of others within the Scientology organization. The book is highly biased against Scientology and although the author claims to attempt to be unbiased, this does not come across in her work. Part of this is likely to due to the lack of Scientologists who were willing to speak with Reitman, as journalists are generally viewed as suppressive persons. Simultaneously, the structure of the organization is such that any information about the church, its holdings, its members, or its subsidiaries is carefully guarding, making an unbiased account difficult. Reitman, as a journalist and an outsider of Scientology, does have a wealth of information at her fingertips from ex-Scientologists, however, which may explain the slanted view of the book.

On the other hand, Reitman does attempt to incorporate several Scientologists who believe in...

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