Blondie suggested someone start a thread with a list of books that are valuable to read when exiting the JWs.
I will start.
I left the JWs way back in the early 70s and didn't actually deprogram until into the 80s.
One of the first books I read was "The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses" by Gary and Heather Botting. Canadian exJWs from Calagary. An excellent book and one that still resonates with young people today. With anyone, actually.
And I read James Penton's book "Apocalypse Delayed" when it was hot off the press back in 1985. I haven't read his new editions. Penton's book was my bible for many years. I had a lot of respect for the book and for Mr. Penton. Still do.
There were other books - the public library had some 'apostate' books. Schnell, I think? I read several more but just can't think of the names at the moment.