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Life 102: What to Do When Your Guru Sues You

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  30 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
It reads like a satirical novel . . . but it's all true! Proving once again that truth is stranger than metaphysics, Peter McWilliams has written a book about his former guru - cult leader John-Roger - that is disturbing, amusing, fascinating, witty, bizarre, infuriating, and fun.
Hardcover, 423 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Mary Book / Prelude Pr
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Laura Lee
From the time I heard about this book, I was quite interested in reading it. It is, however, not that easy to find. I got this one through inter-library loan. Apparently, (I got this from Wikipedia) the titular Guru, John-Roger, was given the copyright to this book as part of a settlement in a libel trial and McWilliams tried to have all copies taken out of circulation.

McWilliams, who wrote the feel good Life 101 books, uses his distinctive bouncy narrative with tons of pull quotes. The topic he
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Elena Aquitaine
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Might be a little difficult to find. After McWilliams' death, John-Roger's cult did everything they could to bury this. Still a great read if you're curious about how an intelligent person can get hooked into one of these abusive groups and adopt some bizarre, irrational, or silly belief-system.
Anne
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Engaging writer. Also had some other ways indoctrination works… falling asleep during talking, social proof up the wazoo, and so on. Poor guy.
Lisa Huston
Oct 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This poor author just couldn't win.
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