Author Archives: Amy B.

Not Your Typical Scientology Memoir

Amy B.    April 9, 2018    Comments Off on Not Your Typical Scientology Memoir

Actress and writer Sands Hall’s memoir of her stint as a Scientologist in the 1980s gets off to a slow start. It really picks up in the second section, however, as she explains what it was about L.Ron Hubbard’s teachings …

Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller

Amy B.    March 13, 2018    Comments Off on Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller

Kimberly Rae Miller grew up in almost unimaginable squalor, complete with rats, fleas, and unusable kitchens and bathrooms. The author’s parents couldn’t help themselves; their homes were overrun with her hoarder father’s “papers” and junk and her depressed mother’s unnecessary, …

Once We Were Sisters by Sheila Kohler

Amy B.    February 27, 2018    Comments Off on Once We Were Sisters by Sheila Kohler

As the daughters of a wealthy timber merchant, author Sheila Kohler and her sister Maxine grow up as the most privileged of the privileged in apartheid-era South Africa. They are expected to make suitable matches and be perfect wives to …