Surviving Hollywood & Scientology



An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology, now with a new afterword by the author—the outspoken actress
and star of the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
— The New York Times


Leah Remini’s memoir is one book full of eyebrow-raising moments.
— E! News
Troublemaker is a brave book. It is candid. Remini does not hold back.
— Under The Radar Magazine
Trouble­maker shows how ­Remini’s stubbornness became her salvation, keeping her sane and driving her to question authority.
— entertainment weekly

Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. That willingness to speak her mind, stand her ground, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood. But being a troublemaker has come at a cost.

That was never more evident than in 2013, when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, in this frank, funny, poignant memoir, the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience for the first time, revealing the in-depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices.

Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York, Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles, where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology’s causes grew increasingly intertwined. As an adult, she found the success she’d worked so hard for, and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise, Scientology’s most high-profile adherent. Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included among the guests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes.

But when she began to raise questions about some of the church’s actions, she found herself a target. In the end, she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization and therefore a “Suppressive Person,” and as a result, all of her fellow parishioners—including members of her own family—were told to disconnect from her. Forever.

Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family. This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly—from an author unafraid of the consequences. still takes a lot of bravery to release a book like Leah Remini’s Troublemaker, knowing that an exhausted force like Scientology will use its diminishing resources to attack her and her family.
— AV Club
Her new memoir, Troublemaker, might make her the most famous former Scientologist to publicly criticize the religion
— National Public Radio
And the truth bombs continue: Leah Remini, who spent more than 30 years as a Scientologist, is now blowing the lid on her former religion and its crazy practices and policies.
— Glamour magazine