JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Recommends Stories from Jonestown

I am a Jonestown survivor. I met Leigh, Gregg, and Margo in 2002 when they visited me at my home in San Diego. My interview was wonderful. I felt free to discuss my deepest pain and my own truth. A few years later, I was able to see how Leigh had pulled together all the survivors’ stories, and put them in her play “THE PEOPLES TEMPLE.” She was very exacting and astute in picking up the message I wanted to share. Other survivors felt the same way. Her play was shown in Berkeley, and several other venues.

Last year, I heard that she had revisited our initial interviews and that she was creating a book. I was excited because I had already been impressed with her depth of understanding. I pre-ordered the book and received it this week. I have not been able to put the book down. I am so grateful that she created her book, mostly with exact quotes from the survivors. There is no better way to understand Peoples Temple – or our tangled feelings about Jonestown – than by reading her book.

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