Perfectly Clear by Michelle LeClair

Perfectly Clear

The revelatory memoir by former "poster girl for Scientology" Michelle LeClair about her defection from the Church, her newly accepted sexual identity, and the lengths to which Scientology went to silence it.For years, Michelle LeClair, former President of Scientology's international humanitarian organization, tried to reconcile her sexual orientation with the anti-gay ideology of the church. Michelle finally ends her horrific marriage, finds the...

Details Perfectly Clear

TitlePerfectly Clear
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Religion, Biography, Cults, Lgbt

Reviews Perfectly Clear

  • Emily
    I have very little doubt that the Church of Scientology tried to ruin Michelle's life after she came out as gay and left the church. I do not question that her failed marriage left her physically and emotionally drained and that the church played a big role in her continuing to attempt to conform to heteronormative standards. But the book is written in a way that makes me feel like it's not 100% accurate. I didn't need much convincing that the ba...
  • Katie Marsh
    The tone of the writing of this book often rubbed me the wrong way, but I still thought it was really interesting. I knew scientology was anti-gay, so it was amazing to read an actual account of the church condemning a member for being their authentic self. I am glad that she was able to make it through this and find peace. I don't understand how the government seems this manipulative money hungry cult as a religion and gives it tax breaks. It's ...
  • Koen
    Okay read about a successful businesswoman and how and why she left the church of Scientology.While interesting to read her story it's quite a familiar tale by now and it didn't add too much for me to what I've read before and what I've seen in documentaries. For me i'd like to have read more about the inner workings of the church. I also thought this biography to be a little bit too smooth. I didn't really feel the pain and drama, and some aspec...
  • Lisa Kleinert
    I read through this one very quickly, as I am super interested in the subject of Scientology, from both pro- and anti- viewpoints.It was easy and interesting, however the author wrote herself as a Mary Sue in many ways, which came across as though we were only getting a slice of the full story. It would have been much better and would have felt more truthful had it been warts and all.I look forward to the next account of Scientology life book, as...
  • Michele Thiessen
    Read it!!!Loved it. Couldn’t put the book down. Eye opening and informative. I will read again and highly recommend this book.
  • Donna Francisco
    Very interesting