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In 2006 Forbes magazine ranked Tom Cruise as the most powerful celebrity in the world. With three Golden Globe awards, three Academy Award nominations, and 27 films with an average box office gross of nearly $100 million, People Magazine's choice for the "Sexest Man Alive" in 1990 is unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of our time.

He has also become one of the most controversial, for his outspoken championship of Scientology, for his criticism of Brooke Shields for ...

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Overview

In 2006 Forbes magazine ranked Tom Cruise as the most powerful celebrity in the world. With three Golden Globe awards, three Academy Award nominations, and 27 films with an average box office gross of nearly $100 million, People Magazine's choice for the "Sexest Man Alive" in 1990 is unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of our time.

He has also become one of the most controversial, for his outspoken championship of Scientology, for his criticism of Brooke Shields for turning to the “Nazi science” of psychiatry for help with postpartum depression, and for the time in 2005 when he jumped on Oprah Winfrey’s couch proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes. But for all the headlines and the rumors swirling around him, the real Tom Cruise has remained surprisingly hidden—until now.

For two years, acclaimed investigative journalist Andrew Morton has been uncovering the true story of Tom Cruise—from his days as bullied “little Tommy Mapother,” to his early stardom, to his romances and his increasingly public involvement in the world of Scientology. With new sources and exclusive interviews, Morton brings us never-seen photos and never-heard revelations about the private, sometimes shocking world of Tom Cruise.

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We all know the smile of Tom Cruise, but what lies beneath that Cheshire grin? In this truly revelatory, completely unauthorized biography, celebrity watcher Andrew Morton takes us behind the public image of the hardworking, charismatic actor to explore the real man. The famed biographer of Princess Diana penetrates the equally formidable "royal" wall that surrounds the world's most famous Scientologist. With an intensity that has drawn comparison to Bob Woodward, Morton documents Cruise's troubled childhood (abandoned by his father; shunted from school to school; seldom remaining two years in the same place) and his mercurial rise to fame but not personal security. Certain to be one of the most discussed biographies of recent years.
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Morton's massively hyped, overly contentious and sometimes far-fetched account of Cruise's Scientology-driven life owes a lot to John Hinch's unwavering reading the material. Hinch offers a sincere, unbiased take on the material, but also manages to create a believable listening experience through his innate performance ability when assuming the roles of various characters, most notably, Cruise himself. Though there is little in the way of dialect changes and impersonation, listeners will be astounded at how close Hinch comes to capturing the Cruise persona. While the material is debatable and lacks anything profound or fresh, Hinch presents it in a way that keeps the audience thoroughly engaged throughout. Simultaneous release with the St. Martin's hardcover (reviewed online). (Jan.)

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Biographer Morton doesn't shy away from controversial subjects and in the past has written books on Princess Diana, Monica Lewinsky, and Madonna. His latest subject is no exception; hot on the heels of Cruise's media flurry of a marriage to Katie Holmes and his polarizing statements toward Scientology, the religious group founded by sf writer L. Ron Hubbard, this biography appears on the shelves at an optimal time. Thomas Cruise Mapother was born in Syracuse, NY, and grew up in several states before his mother left his father and settled the family in Glen Ridge, NJ. His initial Hollywood fame is depicted as part luck that later morphed into superstardom owing to Cruise's sheer determination, smart choices, and acute business sense. Narrated by John Hinch, the work focuses mainly on Cruise's involvement with Scientology and on the group's controversial recruitment methods. Considerable detail is given to David Miscavige, the leader of the organization, and Morton contends that Cruise is second-in-command, although Morton's proof of this is scant at best. Publicity will be high, and demand for this book should warrant it as a popular addition to public library collections. [Also available as downloadable audio.-Ed.]
—Phillip Oliver

From the Publisher
“Explosive.”—FOXNews.com

“Morton digs deep for the real Tom Cruise.”—Cindy Adams, The New York Post

“Scalding.”—The New York Times

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Product Details

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  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 5.27 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW MORTON is one of the world's best-known biographers and a leading authority on modern celebrity. His groundbreaking biography Diana: Her True Story was a #1 New York Times bestseller, as was Monica's Story, an authorized biography of Monica Lewinsky. The winner of numerous awards, including Author of the Year, his other New York Times bestsellers include an unauthorized biography of Madonna. He lives in London.

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“I get it. He has that deliciously indescribable magic that cannot be analyzed or replicated. He is in every sense a movie star.”

—-Steven Spielberg

“He was pushing limits all the time…. I never thought of him ever becoming an actor. He was more of an Al Capone character, a maverick, the kind of kid who wouldn’t back down.”

—-A childhood neighbor

“Don’t let that smile and those teeth fool you. He could have a really nasty streak.”

—-A high-school girlfriend

“His acting was so good it was almost bizarre. You’d look into his eyes and he’d really be there, he’d really be in love with you. You could see his heart and soul. And then the director would shout ‘Cut,’ Tom would leave the set, and you’d have to go into therapy for six months.”

—-Renée Zellweger

“I’ll bet all the money I’ve ever made, plus his, that he doesn’t have a mistress, that he doesn’t have a gay lover, that he doesn’t have a gay life.”

—-Nicole Kidman

“You can’t drive past an accident, because as a Scientologist you are the only one who can help.”

—-Tom Cruise

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book has been well-researched and is well-written. Difficult to put down once started. I highly recommend this to anyone who's interested in gaining more insight into this minor Tinsel Town celeb. Like many others, I bought the book because I'm not one of Tom Cruise's fans. In the media, he comes across as extremely arrogant, immature, unknowledgeable, and narcissistic. This book confirms it. A good read with a lot of substance.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2008

    A Good Read

    Well, I see the faithful are out to dead agent this book. All in all, it was a good read. The book is as much about Scientology as it is about Tom Cruise (who I would not describe as a 'historic figure'). Sadly, you can't really try to understand anything about Cruise without also reading about Scientology. This book made the New York times best sellers list and also sold more in it's first few days than Dianetics has all year, at least at my bookstore, go figure. The book is very well written, excellent use of grammar and style on Morton's part. Oh, and as to the supposedly nasty claims about Suri, not true. They weren't Morton's claims and he even dismisses them. But you'd actually have to read the book to know that.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2012

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    Mesmerizing!

    Although I'm a great admirer of Tom Cruise's talent, I've always had reason to think there's something strange hidden under his toothy charm....or, as they say in the south, "That boy ain't right." What's not right is the star's fanatical and co-dependent relationship with Scientology, and his insisting that anyone close to him follow its teachings. Several women have withered under the relentless pressure of both the cult and Mr. Cruise, including Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, and most recently, Katie Holmes; subsequently, the relationships have fizzled. Interesting to note that his immediate family has been more than willing to drink the Kool-Aid and "convert" - perhaps the opportunity for his undistinguished relatives to live with him, sharing his magnificent home and lavish lifestyle, has something to do with this. Mr. Morton exposes what happens to a man who's catered to, cosseted, and fawned on by everyone in his vicinity, especially the ever-present higher-ups in the Church of Scientology, for which he has been regarded as a "savior". Though the author admits to Tom Cruise's ambition, talent, and charm, the star eventually comes across as a controlling megalomaniac, and, well, a bit of a nut.
    The book is fascinating.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2011

    Over-hyped Biography

    Whenever a book comes out that is hyped the way this biography was, I tend to wait some time before reading it for myself. I'm glad I did. I didn't find anything in the book to be all that revealing. Tom Cruise is a perfectionist. He can be controlling. This is not surprising -- and, good or bad, those attributes have served him well in his career. Where Morton did come down heavy was on Scientology and his relationship with David Miscavage. However, the belief system doesn't much interest me--I was bored reading about it. I was surprised by the implications Morton made about Nicole Kidman's attitudes and behaviors as being significantly instrumental in the demise of their marriage. However, her post-divorce relationship with her children with Cruise got little ink. All in all, this was okay, but over-hyped.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2009

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    Tom Cruise-An Unatuthorized Biography-Can we believe it all to be true?

    I have always been interested in Tom Cruise. I have seen just about every movie of his since Risky Business. I have to say that he is a very good actor, he has always kept me interested in just about every movie he has acted in. However, even though I knew he was a Scientologist, I never knew just how much seems to go on behind the scenes of Scientology. If we are to believe everything that was protrayed about him, then he comes across as somewhat of a controlling jerk. It has somewhat changed my view of Tom Cruise and any Christian Scientologist for that matter. I am one person who believes that what you hear or read is not always absolutely the whole truth, so I have to keep that in mind. The book was well written, but at times hard to follow. It almost seemed like too much information was being thrown at the reader. It also comes across that Andrew Morton has somewhat of a vendetta against either Tom Cruise or Scientology. The Scientology world comes across as totally controlling and I really find it hard to believe that people actually believe what they are taught to believe. I thank God that I believe in the true God and can not be misled. I think that Scientologists are being brain washed, but that's another story I guess. This book was interesting to read, but at times was a little boring too. I was glad to finally finish it. However, if you like Tom Cruise like I have always liked him, then it does open your eyes and actually answers some of the questions you may have had about his recent weird behavior. Overall, I would recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    must read for cult info

    this book was an intelligent read, full of known and unknown facts about the cult of Scientology. The T. Cruise part was a means to an end giving information needed by oneand all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    No stone unturned?

    Besides the fact that Morton is well-known for pulling out the facts based on his previous well-known works this obviously is a one-sided view from people who have a hate for Scientology. So why include Tom Cruise in it? The hype is too much -- it's a straight on attack and it's too bad Morton felt he had to bring Tom Cruise and his family into it. Not to mention the outrageous ideas that he puts forth which are obviously fabricated and imaginary. Isn't Suri a spitting image of Tom and Katie? So what's the question? Anyways if you like to read trash, this is for you, otherwise just read the tabloids of today and that's this book only with a few more pages.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2008

    Too many rumors & No facts

    I am sorry to say this is not a biography of Tom Cruise. It is 300+ pages of gossip style journalism and old material from supposed childhood friends that have not seen nor spoken to Cruise in decades. Where is the real inside scoop on Cruise from his family, current friends and real Hollywood insiders that have worked with or done business with Cruise? it is not in this book. What is in the book is a lot of statements and quotes from former scientologist, all of who seem to have never actually meet the actor, complaining about scientology. Who cares about this! The book reads more like a personal attack rather than a real biography. I am sure St. Martin's Press is asking the same question as I, can we get our money back!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    Much better and more balanced than expected

    I have been interested in Cruise because a sister was deeply involved with a high level 'auditor' scientologist who ended wreaking havoc with her love by the same types of behavior seemingly displayed by Cruise. Adoring attention and then abject disdain - especially around discussions of 'the faith'. The pre-published spin is just that - spin. I would describe this book as far more balanced, even sympathetic, towards Cruise. Either Morton is a gifted yarn-spinner or he has exhaustedly sought extensive data and sources to supplement his interpretation of events. The book is simply too referenced to be the fiction described by, mostly, current Scientologists. The book takes the reader through all of Tom's life including his ancestral beginnings. The story bounces along until it hits the wall of Cruise's faith - bang! This may be the reason the book was written because Morton certainly has a point of view which I share. The intermingling of Tom and his religious beliefs take up the last third of the book and, yes, the tone of the book changes at this point. If you have any curiosity about Scientology - you can read the con of it here and go for the pro of it at any one of the numerous centers where you can get a 'stress-test' by a 'certified' auditor for free!! Somehow, throughout the book, Cruise comes off as a highly talented and charasmatic, albeit somewhat self-rightous, controlling and manipulative man who has a tremendous love and affection for his life, the people most close to him at the moment and a long memory of the things that have harmed him in that life from the past - including some people who were revered earlier. Mostly, it seems we do harm to ourselves by giving him, (and all other people who make amazing amounts of money and movies for a living),way too much time and attention in discussion about topics outside of acting and promotional opps for their projects. By the way, the book also hints at a relationship with Nicole that may be most surprising to many women - especially when most of us were horrified by the stories of the ending to this amazingly long Hollywood marriage between two seemingly fabulous talented actors. Didn't most women CRINGE with disgust for him and angst for Nicole at the couch incident. I stopped feeling anything but dislike for him at that moment! I was much more impressed with this book than I expected I would be. I very much doubt that there will be a lawsuit but with massive amounts of money to throw both ways, who knows?? At any rate, the book warrents reading and will probably be available soon at libraries. I plan on giving mine to my sister who, thank God, dumped the scientologist! Whew!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    Unauthorized means Unsubstantiated

    About the only thing true in this book is that Andrew Morton is the author. Morton uses the 'unauthorized' title as a vehicle to express his depraved imagination. None of the 'facts' he claims in this book are true and are actually documented lies, so long disproven in court cases, its beyond negligence. Furthermore, the 'sources' he referenced in the books were similiarly denounced in courts as discreditable. This book is an example of tabloid journalism at its worst. The reason this book was denied printing by British publishers is because Morton was unable to prove the statements made in this book which is required under UK law. Leave it to an American publisher, St. Martin's Press, to publish sensationalism and neglect its responsibility for verifying the material before publishing it as non-fiction. Imagine what college professors would think if a publisher took any of the many 'proofs' submitted to journals daily claiming they've disproven Einstein's Theory of Relativity and published it as a textbook just because those authors said they did it. Well, that's exactly what St. Martin's press did. Believe it if you like, it simply reflects where you have to scrape to find your IQ, along with where this book belongs.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2008

    A reviewer

    Contrary to what I was led to believe by the media frenzy and even by some reviewers, the book was well researched, well written and made no shocking accusations. In fact, Morton maintains that there is absolutely no evidence to indicate that Tom Cruise is gay, nor that Suri is not his biological daughter. Actually, after reading the book, I now have more respect for Tom Cruise¿s struggle to attain his present position in Hollywood, and for his obvious acting ability. That being said, I found his ¿religion¿ even more frightening than I had previously supposed. I have been reading about Scientology off and on for years, and thought the belief system was both ridiculous and contrived, but not until the brouhaha erupted surrounding the publication of Andrew Morton¿s book did I think that Scientology might warrant a closer look. In my subsequent research I discovered that they are at best a mind controlling, money hungry cult, and at worst, dangerous to both mental and physical health, out to control the world. Fortunately, most people are both intelligent enough and well adjusted enough to avoid their pernicious advances. The basic tenets of Scientology makes it quite clear why the marriage of Tom and Nicole ended as it did. She was not advancing in Scientology as either they or he thought she should, and was not completely taken in by it as he was. In fact, she was distancing herself from it. According to Scientology, if your spouse is not totally involved in Scientology, they are deemed a ¿Suppressive Person¿ (SP), and it is your obligation to ¿Disconnect¿ from them (usually by writing a brutally short, blunt letter, never severing the ties in person ). That is obviously pretty much what Tom did, although he used his lawyer to do the ¿dirty work.¿ In addition, if members of your family don¿t go along with your Scientology beliefs, you must also ¿Disconnect¿ from them. End of story. Case closed. Luckily for Tom, most of the rest of his family eventually entered the Cult with him. It is also quite obvious that the experience of the rich and famous in Scientology is quite different than that of the poor and unknown. They are the ones who suffer the most when under the control of this cult and they are basically treated as slaves. If this book does nothing else, hopefully it will open more eyes to the dangers of Scientology, a group that is seldom attacked because of their litigiousness. If you can¿t afford a lot of legal expenses or don¿t want them to hound you for the rest of your life, leave them alone. Do the research.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2008

    What a Snoooooooooooooze!!

    OK Tom Cruise is a Scientologist - I knew that going into the book. What I didn't know was that the WHOLE book would be an expose on the teachings of Scientology, the laws, the regulations, the cult leadership, ad nauseum. Give me a break - I purchased what I thought would be a biography of Tom Cruise - not a catechism of the teachings of Scientology!! While I was at it 'reading the book' I did pick up enough insight into the world of Scientology to wonder: Since the Scientology world is so homophobic, maybe these reportedly 'gay' actors 'Travolta, Cruise' are actually hiding in the Scientology closet. Maybe they feel that by embracing a homophobic cult, then the movie-going public would just assume that they must be 'straight' - how could they be 'gay' and be a Scientologist? Could Travolta and Cruise be gay and using Scientology to enhance their careers? On the flip side, could the Scientology cult leadership have a 'hold' on these two entertainers - they need Travolta and Cruise to attract new members and Cruise/Travolta need the credibility attached to being members of a homophobic cult. Whatever is going on - I truly feel sorry for Katie Holmes - a naive victim. Lucky Nicole Kidman for her escape!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Ok

    Good read it is about scientology more then tom. Kept my interest. I am interested in scientology it seems a cult. Andrew has a way with bios his princeses di book was good too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Very Interesting

    I will never look at Tom Cruise the same way again. Interesting read into a celebrity that no one really knows. He is very controlling and strange in his personal life and those around him. In light of the latest headlines with Katie leaving him, it all makes sense. I can say it is good that she got Surie away before it was too late for her. Good book and well written...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Great book

    I love to cruise alor and knowing about his life is a very great thing. Great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2009

    Tom Cruise-Unauthorized biography

    I was a Tom Cruise fan before reading this book, and continue to be after reading the book. I don't think it portrayed him in a bad light at all, but was very insightful as far as his background and his climb to the great success he has had and continues to have in his career. I admire his devotion to his family and also that he never went down the path of drugs, etc like so many others within his industry. I look forward to seeing any future movies he makes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    Odd fellow, that Cruise

    I'm not much interested in Tom Cruise----he gives me the willies. But I was interested in learning something about Scientology. And I did, none of it very attractive. I can't understand its appeal and wish it would go away. Andrew Morton put together a good book, an interesting read. But I felt like I needed a shower when I was finished with it.

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  • Posted April 17, 2009

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    A great read for all Tom Cruise fans!

    This new biography of Tom Cruise is great. The color photographs are beautiful and it gives out lots of facts about his private life,including his relationship with Nicole Kidman. If you're a Tom Cruise fan,be sure to get your hands on this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    Parasitic 'journalism'

    This outrageous and poorly written 'expose' is a thinly veiled attempt to profit from the fame of one of today's most intriguing and powerful men, while doing as much sensational damage as possible to him, his family and his religion. Those who enjoy watching illegal dogfights will probably enjoy this book, if they can understand the big words. More discerning readers will recognize it is nothing more than a grocery store tabloid, disguised as a book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2008

    scientology

    this book helps you to understand the corruption brainwashing and dangers of the cult of Scientology, as to an actual biography on toms life it leaves alot to be desired.

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