#1 New York Times Bestseller

The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, RUTHLESS tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige's personal, heartfelt story is a riveting insider's look at life within the world of Scientology.


Family Connections Are Everything

Leaving a home and community he had known for 40+ years was something Ron Miscavige was prepared to do without when he left the Church of Scientology. What he wasn't prepared for was the loss of all communication with his children and grandchildren. The practice and enforcement of "disconnection" is one that has weighed heavy on Ron's heart and is the main driver for his speaking out against the Church today. 

Excoriating memoir.
— Publisher's Weekly
Compulsively readable...Feels as if it was written more in sorrow than in anger.
— LA Weekly
Recounts the Miscavige family’s experience in [Scientology], which in Ron’s view, ‘has become a cult, pure and simple.’ Since 1986 the church’s leader has been his son, David.
— The Boston Globe
A sad and painful but bravely told story.
— Kirkus Reviews
Books attacking Scientology are nothing new. But Ruthless...hits particularly close to home ― the author’s son David Miscavige has led the church since L. Ron Hubbard died in 1986.
— The New York Times Book Review, "Inside the List"