Anniversary Celebrations of Best Selling Self Help Book by L. Ron Hubbard

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Events celebrating the anniversary of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health were held throughout the United States this past weekend including L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles, CA. Dianetics was first published on May 9, 1950 by L. Ron Hubbard who later founded the Scientology religion.

L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health was released on May 9, 1950 where it remained on the New York Times bestseller list where it remained for twenty-eight consecutive weeks.

The best selling self help book of all time “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health,” saw its 64th anniversary celebration this weekend on L. Ron Hubbard Way where people gathered from across Los Angeles. Attendees enjoyed entertainment, speeches and news of local and international success of Dianetics which was originally published on May 9, 1950 and is now available in 52 languages.

Dianetics has long been established as the best selling self-help book of all time and contains the anatomy and full description of a portion of the mind that is the source of nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurity, and more importantly how to get rid of it.

Author of Dianetics, L. Ron Hubbard was born in Tilden, Nebraska on March 13th 1911, and was first and foremost a writer in prodigious volume, publishing more than fifteen million words between 1929 and 1941. L. Ron Hubbard’s prolific writing career funded his research into the mind enabling him to travel across much of the United States, the Caribbean and Asia.

His research was interrupted only by World War II, where he served as Lieutenant in the US Navy and saw action in the Atlantic and Pacific. In early 1945 at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, while recovering from injuries sustained in combat, he employed early techniques of Dianetics to assist in speeding recovery of otherwise terminal patients.

Upon honorable discharge from the navy in 1946 L. Ron Hubbard continued his research and refinement of Dianetics to the benefit of some 350 cases. He was also a Los Angeles Police Department Special Officer where he conducted research into criminal behavior, and found a life of crime could be traced back to a loss of self-respect.

With case material collected from several decades of research L. Ron Hubbard completed Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, which was released on May 9, 1950. Heralded as by newspaper headlines as "Dianetics-taking U.S. by storm," "Dianetics - Overnight Whirlwind Success" and "Dianetics: A study of the mind - fastest growing 'movement' in America."

To advance the subject and meet demands for formal instruction, Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundations were formed across the country; New Jersey, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Between May 9th 1950 and December of that year, L. Ron Hubbard delivered more than 140 lectures, including a now legendary address to six thousand at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.

Dianetics has since become a global phenomenon with the book now available in 165 nations in 52 languages. More than 21 million copies of "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" have been sold which has appeared on a record 116 bestseller lists internationally.

Today, L. Ron Hubbard's works are studied and applied daily in over a thousand Dianetics centers, Scientology churches, missions and organizations around the world. His most famous works and the L. Ron Hubbard Series are available in libraries throughout the world.

For more information on Dianetics, visit the Dianetics website at For an interactive audiovisual overview of the life and works of L. Ron Hubbard, visit

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