The book was very enlightening and I'm glad I read it. It's one of those books where the truth might lie in a fuzzy cloud. I do believe Scientology is much like a cult and will steal all your money but was it responsible for the death of a member? Did it throw people overboard? How much of this is factual or just ideas? I can say that before reading this book, my knowledge of the subject was strictly based on South Park and hearsay but now I feel I grasp a better understanding. This understanding has actually scared me a little. Biggest cult ever? Yes. Read the book if you like controversy and sociology, it's quite interesting to say the least.