Cult Memoirs and Biography

Atkins, Susan, with Slosser, Bob, Child of Satan/Child of God (Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1977)

Chrnalogar, Mary Alice, Twisted Scriptures: Breaking Free from Abusive Churches (Zondervan, 1997)

dasa, Hayagriva [Howard Wheeler], The Hare Krishna Explosion: The Birth of Krishna Consciousness in America, 1966-1969 (Palace Press, 1985)

dasi, Jadurani [Judy Gaurino, née Judy Koslofsky], The Art of Spiritual Life

Edwards, Chris, Crazy For God: The Nightmare of Cult Life (Englewood Cliff, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1979)

Gelberg, Steven J [Subhananda dasa], Oh, The Things I've Learned! Lessons From Seventeen Years in the Hare Krishnas (, 2010)

Gordon, Ruth, Children of Darkness (Wheaton, IL: Living Books, 1988)

Goswami, Satsvarupa dasa [Steven Gaurino], Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1980)

Harrison, Barbara Grizzuti, Visions of Glory: A History and a Memory of Jehovah's Witnesses (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1976)

Hearst, Patricia with Moscow, Alvin, Patty Hearst: Her Own Story (New York: Avon Books, 1982)

Heftmann, Erica, Dark Side of the Moonies (Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1983)

Kemperman, Steve, Lord of the Second Advent (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1981)

Jim, Bhatka, The Life and Times of Bhakta Jim: As Told by Himself, with Elaborate Purports (, 2012)

Martin, Rachel, as told to Young, Bonnie Palmer, Escape: The True Story of a Young Woman Caught in the Clutches of a Religious Cult (Denver: Accent Books, 1979)

Mills, Jeannie, Six Years with God: Life Inside Rev. Jim Jones's Peoples Temple (New York: A&W Publishers, 1979)

Muster, Nori J [Nandini dasi], Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement (Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997)

Underwood, Barbara, and Underwood, Betty, Hostage to Heaven: Four Years In The Unification Church By An Ex Moonie And The Mother Who Fought To Free Her (New York: CN Potter, 1979)

Wood, Allen Tate with Vitek, Jack, Moonstruck: A Memoir of My Life in a Cult (New York: Morrow, 1979)

About Cults

Atack, Jon, A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology and L Ron Hubbard Exposed (New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1990)

Bugliosi, Vincent with Gentry, Curt, Helter Skelter: the True Story of the Manson Murders (New York: Norton, 1974)

Conway, Flo, and Siegelman, Jim, Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change (New York: Stillpoint Press, 1995)

Cooper, Paulette, The Scandal of Scientology (Belmont/Tower, 1971)

dasa, Danavir [Dane Holtzman], Fortunate Souls: The Bhakta Program Manual (Rupanuga Vedic College, 1996)

Freed, Josh, Moonwebs: Journey into the Mind of a Cult (Toronto: Virgo Press, 1981)

Hassan, Steven, Combatting Cult Mind Control (Rochester, VT: Park Street Press, 1988)

Hassan, Steven, Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves (Somerville, MA: Freedom of Mind Press, 2000)

Hubner, John, and Gruson, Lindsay, Monkey on a Stick: Murder, Madness, and the Hare Krishnas (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1988)

Lifton, Robert Jay, Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence and the New Global Terrorism (New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 1999)

Mehta, Gita, Karma Cola: Marketing the Mystic East (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979)

Patrick, Ted, with Dulack, Tom, Let Our Children Go (New York: Dutton, 1976)

Persinger, Michael A; Carrey, Normand J, and Suess, Lynn A, TM and Cult Mania (North Quincy, MA: Christopher Publishing House, 1980)

Wright, Lawrence, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (Alfred A Knopf, 2013)

Other Books

Camus, Albert, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt (New York: Vintage Books, 1956)

Dass, Baba Ram [Richard Alpert], Be Here Now (San Cristobal, NM: Lama Foundation, 1971)

Frank, Anne, The Diary of a Young Girl

Hoffer, Eric, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (New York: Harper & Row, 1951)

Koestler, Arthur, translated by Hardy, Daphne, Darkness at Noon (New York: Bantam Books, 1981)

Lifton, Robert Jay, Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of "Brainwashing" in China (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989)

Lifton, Robert Jay, Witness to an Extreme Century: A Memoir (New York: Free Press, 2011)

Meerloo, Joost, The Rape of the Mind: the Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing (Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1956)

Orwell, George, 1984

Newspaper, Magazine and Journal Articles

FitzGerald, Frances, "Rajneesh Puram," The New Yorker, September 22, 1986, and September 29, 1986

Kennedy, Kate, and Kennedy, Tom, "The Devil's Work," Penthouse, March 1982

Lifton, Robert Jay, "The Appeal of the Death Trip," The New York Times, January 7, 1979

Lifton, Robert Jay, "Cult Formation," Harvard Mental Health Letter, February 1991

Wallace, Benjamin, "Bikram Feels the Heat," Vanity Fair, January 2014

"Scientology: The Cult of Greed," Time, May 6, 1991

"The Krishna File," The Sacramento (CA) Bee, June 22-25, 1980