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>> Statement: [Page 63]

Wright states “Written in a bluff, quirky style, and overrun with patronizing footnotes that do little to substantiate its bold findings, Dianetics nonetheless became a sensation…”.

>> True Information: Wright’s claim that Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is “overrun” with footnotes is false.  There are 40 footnotes within the 500 pages of text of Dianetics. For a comparison, that’s five less than Wright used in his 400-page book.  This count does not, incidentally, include the more than 40 pages of “notes” at the back of Wright’s book.