a little more looking into this, sheds some light. After his divorce, Leslie Parrish told Bach to never use her name again in his books. (one gets the sense she was perhaps tired of all the lies?)
Or maybe he traded Leslie in for a younger model named Sabryna Nelson-Alexopoulos. (that appears to be the consensus! Tony Robbins did the same thing, he dumped his Soulmate for life, for a younger blonde he met at one of his seminars...but of course when these guys ditch the wife for a younger model, its spiritual growth)
So he goes and writes a "fiction story" just using different names...very passive-aggressive, so she can't sue him, one assumes? He then deleted all that stuff from the internet, but someone saved it here.
The following text was taken from the remains of Richard Bach's own website at web.archive.org.
Note: What you are about to read is pure fiction. Any similarity between the characters in the following story and anyone else, living or dead, is pure coincidence. The story is a fable, with a moral, strictly for those readers who enjoy fictitious fables with morals. It is not a true story.
A FICTION STORY:
He also is spinning new theories, and also using his old canard, EVERYTHING IN THIS BOOK MAY BE WRONG.
So these New Thought writers, like Richard Bach, get it both ways.
But it does appear that Richard Bach was hounded off the internet by criticism of his hypocrisy.
Look at his ridiculous website...its a photo of a book that doesn't exist, from one of his earlier books, called the Messiah's Handbook.
So he is criticizing his fans for making him into a Messiah, which is bullshit. They are criticizing him for being a hypocrite and a phony, and a manipulative jerk!!
(here are the older versions of the Richard Bach website from the Web archive)
One assumes he doesn't care, he's set for life.
But after the New Thought disaster crumbles, every single one of these New Thought teachers goes into "hiding". Rhonda Byrne made her money, and after a few more projects, will vanish too.
They can't face reality.
Like Werner Erhard, and every other guru in this area. They always end up hiding from the world living on a boat or something.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/2009 04:13AM by The Anticult.