This is getting plenty of coverage, but I’m posting it so you don’t miss the back story.  Lawrence Wright’s article on Scientology — prompted by screenwriter Paul Haggis’s departure from it — appears in this week’s New Yorker.

Writer Friends Take Note:  The story behind the story — the one that tells what it took for Wright to get from that first request for an interview to publication — blew my mind.  Listen to him talk about it here:  Wright’s 20 minute interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air.