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Coming soon, our collaboration with ‘Miss Lovely’ herself, Paulette Cooper!

During the main event at HowdyCon in Chicago, we revealed there’s a new book coming soon which we’re pretty excited about.

The last time we were in Chicago, in 2015, we were there to promote our 2015 book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, our history of Paulette Cooper and how the Church of Scientology, which called her “Miss Lovely” in spy documents, tried to destroy her.

A few months ago, Paulette approached us with an idea — shouldn’t there be a book of the best of the Underground Bunker? And could she edit and publish such a thing?

We loved the idea, and so we went to work. We told her we had an idea for a title which we’d heard from Kay Rowe, who graciously gave us her blessing to use it — “Battlefield Scientology.”


Paulette has worked hard to gather a large number of pieces, we’ve edited them to update them where possible, and she’s written introductions for several thematic groupings of the stories. The result is a large collection of material that documents Scientology, past and present, and in one handy volume.

Here’s what Paulette says about it:

This book was written for people who think they know just about everything there is to know about Scientology, and to those who know nothing. The stories range from the early days of L. Ron Hubbard’s life to what is happening in his movement today. The chapters were chosen to appeal not only to former Scientologists, but also never-Scientologists, as well as to people who are just beginning to dip their toes in this subject. The 300 pages and 30 photos reflect not only what’s interesting, but also what’s important in understanding what has happened in this organization right down to what’s happening today. The paperback and e-book are scheduled for release in September.




And thanks to Observer for these shots…



Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,155 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,758 days
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 301 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 189 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,364 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,138 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,912 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,258 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,824 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,492 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,752 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,792 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,504 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,030 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,119 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,259 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,579 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,554 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 910 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,212 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,318 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,721 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,593 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,175 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,680 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,924 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,033 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on June 24, 2018 at 00:00

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Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2017 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Undergound Bunker (2012-2017), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our non-Scientology stories: Robert Burnham Jr., the man who inscribed the universe | Notorious alt-right inspiration Kevin MacDonald and his theories about Jewish DNA | The selling of the “Phoenix Lights” | Astronomer Harlow Shapley‘s FBI file | Sex, spies, and local TV news


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