March 12, 2014

National Book Critics Circle Praises ‘Going Clear’

In the weeks leading up to the March 13 announcement of the 2013 NBCC award winners, the National Book Critics Circle’s blog is highlighting the thirty finalists. NBCC board member Alex Abramovich offered an appreciation of Lawrence Wright's nonfiction finalist, Going Clear.

December 05, 2013

TIME’s Top 10 Includes “Going Clear”

TIME magazine ranks Going Clear at number 7 on its list of the top ten nonfiction books of 2013. Reviewer Lev Grossman calls the book a “relentlessly researched, skillfully presented work.”

POSTED IN: Going Clear, Reviews
April 14, 2013

Slate’s Book Club on “Going Clear”

Dan Kois, Hanna Rosin, and Meghan O’Rourke all read Going Clear for this installment of Slate’s Audio Book Club.

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April 06, 2013

“Chilling,” Says NY Review of Books about “Going Clear”

In the April 2013 edition of The New York Review of Books, Diane Johnson calls Going Clear an “evenhanded, chilling … investigation” of the Church of Scientology.

Wright … seems to have a particular ability to understand and explain issues related to religion, recovered memory, fanaticism, and deviance—and the nerve to withstand objections and threats.

POSTED IN: Going Clear, Reviews
March 21, 2013

Bay Area Press Praises “Fallaci”

The San Francisco Examiner says Fallaci’s “personality and wit are pure theatrical gold.” Berkeleyside calls the play “distinctive and thought provoking,” agreeing that “Oriana Fallaci’s brilliant personality is fascinatingly presented.”

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February 19, 2013

AP Calls Going Clear “a Powerful Piece of Reportage”

Associated Press’s Nahal Toosi raves about Going Clear, going on to say the book “is a carefully written account, detached and with little sense of outrage apparent from the author's point of view... But that step-by-step, cautious approach adds to the book's value. Wright obviously understands that letting his findings speak for themselves is enough.”

POSTED IN: Going Clear, Reviews
February 02, 2013

UK’s “Guardian” Reviews “Going Clear”

Despite the book’s release in the United Kingdom being held up for legal reasons, The Guardian’s Sukhdev Sandhu “applauds an eye-opening account of America's most controversial religion.”

According to Sandhu, “the book is diligently researched, calmly expository, and full of fascinating side-stories.”

POSTED IN: Going Clear, Reviews