"Those that know Janis always say that she is like a 'museum' or a 'Historian' - she remembers every detail, or she digs up every detail....... and now she has brilliantly documented an incredibly detailed compilation of never before told stories, daily activities and adventures of the very early days of the Sea Organization, personal details of growing up from the young age of 12 years old as a Commodore's Messenger, working with Hubbard daily on the high seas and in the Eur
Janis Grady has seen it all in Scientology history. From the ban in Australia, to the growth at Saint Hill in England, to the personal insights she gained working as one of Hubbard’s first messengers aboard the Apollo. She also had a front row seat to Scientology unravelling as David Miscavige’s erratic behaviour began driving people away from the Sea Org.
I had the good fortune of reading Janis Gillham Grady's story while I was taking a cruise on a ship with her and other friends. While our ship was rocking back and forth being slapped by waves in the Gulf of Mexico, I was reading about Janis's unbelievable but true life as a child adrift on Scientology's ship Apollo. As I read her first and the second draft, I turned the pages saying "OMG" because here was a little girl with no parents facing perilous conditions at sea, fendi
The birth, rapid growth, and implosion of Dianetics and Scientology is one of the more fascinating nightmares to come out of the 20th Century. No nightmare is complete without some part of the dollhouse that seems to be a warm, safe, and secure haven. And no nightmare is complete without its Jack-in-the-Box of impending personal destruction. Such is the story of someone who was embedded into the Scientology nightmare just about as deeply as anyone could possibly be. She was a