@Jolie Kerr You may be able to remove the stains from your nail bed by using a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. I've not tried it yet, but I heard that it works wonders.
My parents also met in Scientology in the mid-70's. My mother is Clear and both were auditors. Unfortunately, the church recalled my father to Clearwater for training when my mother was 9 months pregnant with me and would not let him leave - so he ended up jumping a fence and using all of their savings to buy a plane ticket back home. My parents left the church after that, but I clearly remember them using touch assists and the like with me when I was a child - as well as playing with an e-meter in the basement :) I look forward to reading the rest of your series!
Journey also has a similarly exhaustive wikipedia graphic. Though none really compares to the musical hagiography of David Coverdale's band members.
Seche Vite also makes a brand-specific nail polish thinner which comes with it's own eyedropper and everything. I've been using it to stretch the life of my topcoats and it's really useful.
Since this book is public domain, it's available free online in both e-book and audiobook formats.
Who doesn't want to have Charlotte Brontë on their mp3 player?