Lawrence Wright has once again caught my attention with his new book “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief,” an expansion on his profile of screenwriter and director Paul Haggis for The New Yorker from two years ago.
Wright is not only a great writer, he’s great at talking about it, too, and in the last few weeks he made a handful of appearances in my podcast feed. There’s obviously a bit of overlap in the things discussed, but if you’re interested in Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, Tom Cruise, Hollywood and more, these are some very entertaining and enlightening interviews.
- Lawrence Wright talking to Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air.
- Wright talking to Kim Masters on KCRW’s The Business.
- Wright talking to June Thomas on Slate’s The Afterword.
- Wright talking about his book on Slate’s Live at Politics and Prose.