Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Embrace your Inner Thetan

Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography
Andrew Morton

I remember being a wee lass and seeing commercials for L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics on tv. It was such a neat commercial – there was a volcano, and a loud, booming voice, and so it seemed to me like a really cool book. Then again, I was eight.

I begged my mom to get it for me. She refused. The voracity with which she denied my request astounded me, and I believed at the time that, when she said the book was “bad for me,” it had some kinda crazy sex in it. I quickly moved on to less damaging reads, such as Red Dragon, helping to create the neurotic being I am today -- which is, of course, far preferable to being a Scientologist.

With that in mind, I give you my latest review for Pajiba, on Andrew Morton's unauthorized biography of the joke that has become Tom Cruise. I really enjoyed it, if you can't tell by reading my review. It's all here.

In a nutshell: Fascinating, although I'm finding myself strangely attracted to David Miscavige. I know he's crazy, but if he tried to make out with me, I wouldn't push him away. I'm just saying.

Bibliolatry Scale: 5 out of 6 stars

5 comments:

Bybee said...

I wish I didn't want to read this book, but there it is: I do.

Kristin Dodge said...

Great review. I know I'm going to dive into this one. Car crash, gawker, etc.

Word verification says: wtfglug

Exactly.

Most Prepossessing said...

I too sadly want to read this book as well. Very well written review!

indigo said...

This sucks as the US version is not available here in Singapore, and the UK version (we mostly get the UK versions anyway) can't be released yet as it's tied up in some legal case over there. Never mind...I'll wait for the paperback.

I've always liked Tom ever since Risky Business but he has gotten stranger and stranger in the past few years. And his acting hasn't improved much either. I think he's got only 3 expressions: the big expansive smile/grin, the intense do-it-or-die look and the oh-woe!-is-me hang dog look. Watch enough of his movies and you'll recognise them everytime. Could be a drinking game in the making: pick one and drink each time he makes it. :-)

Don Capone said...

I found this in my library last night on the 7-day loan shelf and felt like I just won the lotto. I almost called in sick today so I could stay home and read it.