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Take Me for a Ride: Coming of Age in a Destructive Cult
While his portrait of a charismatic leaders slide into madness is gripping, perhaps more important here is Laxers disclosure of some of the motives impelling young people to immerse themselves in cults the work is well written. --Library Journal All students of human nature will delight in Mark Laxers insightful story of his personal journey into a new kind of American cult that interweaves pseudo-spiritual goals with money making, computer, hi-technology ambitions. He shows us the subtle techniques used to seduce bright college students and graduates into this cult and the powerful forces that bind members to their charismatic leader. My students have enjoyed the narrative and learned much from this analysis of the psychology of cult indoctrination in Take Me For A Ride. --Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Stanford University, Initiator of the Stanford Prison Experiment After weathering a $30 million lawsuit meant to silence his Take Me For A Ride: Coming of Age in a Destructive Cult (1993), Mark Laxer went on to write The Monkey Bible (2010) with companion rock opera The Line by Eric Maring and Rama Trauma Trump: I Left the Cult and Now Look What Happened (2020) - a nonfiction graphic novel illustrated by Marcie Vallette. Contact author for free digital copies of aforementioned books and rock opera. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 162
Author: Laxer, Mark E.
Release Date: Sep 1, 1994
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