there were parts of this that were interesting and probably worth a much closer look, but i couldn't do more than skim almost all of this book. it couldn't hold my attention. and the last 3 pages pissed me off royally (as a feminist), while plenty of other places in the book bothered me (for issues of racism and sexism). i also didn't feel like he did a good job of writing in the voice of a woman at all. but the themes of religion and/or cults are certainly worth exploring.