I am writing a book about Scientology. My book is based on the WikiLeaks data. Frankly, I do see how the stories about someone's "financial ruin" could be helpful to you as a writer. Here is my story in a nutshell -- I bought book 1 for $ 10, then took a basic Dianetics course for $ 15, after that joined Sea Org. I quit Sea Org after 4 months of service. Considering my salary before the SO adventure, I incurred 15 K loss of income. However, the SO food was for free, so I saved approximately 2 K. Therefore , my total loss was 13 K. Someone might write, I paid 60 K get to the NED level, then discovered that Dianetics is a fraud. I never got that money back from the church. Perhaps, someone could say something like this -- I paid 500 K to get to the OT 8 level, after that I wised up, and left the cult. I own a real estate business, so I absorbed the loss. There is no drama in these stories; to be honest, I haven't heard of someone who committed suicide after losing his/her money to CoS.