This is hands down, the best book I’ve read in a long time. Sometimes I will struggle with non-fiction, either putting it down and then picking it up or just taking a really long time to read it!!! Not the case with this one. I packed it for my trip to LA and DEVOURED it on the plane. I usually nap or work on the plane but once I started this, I couldn’t put it down. It’s just so smart – and interesting. I learned a lot from it but also was very much entertained.Amanda walks through more traditional cults like Heaven’s Gate and Jonestown while also teaching us about the language of cults (aka “Cultish”) and their charismatic leaders. Once we get through the more traditional cults she then takes us through more commonly accepted things that use this same language… MLMs, “cult” fitness studios, and social media gurus. I found the whole book fascinating but especially the chapter on MLMs. The language these founders use, and how they manipulate the lower tiers… just WOW. I can’t recommend this book enough, I can’t stop talking about it to anyone who will listen and want to give it to all of my friends! Order on or Amazon.