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A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food, and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery.
"This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud.... My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse." (Russell Brand)
With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his 14 years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction - from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not "why are you addicted?" but "what pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running - into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person's arms?"
Russell has been in all the 12-step fellowships going, he's started his own men's group, he's a therapy regular and a practiced yogi - and while he's worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous best sellers, he's never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.
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By Magen on 10-06-17
Not just for hardcore alcohol & drug addicts...
This is a book I think everyone could benefit from reading because it addresses addictive behavior in general: overeating to smoking or Smartphone dependency. Russel Brand takes a fresh and inspiring, no-holes-barred approach to sharing his personal, addiction recovery story. I laughed, I cried and many times was awestruck at how eloquently he articulated the bittersweet and beautiful human condition. It is helpful and hopeful for those ready to recover.
33 of 34 people found this review helpful
By Matthew Buckner on 10-06-17
First, Please Forgive My Hubris In Writing A Review
Recovery was generous and beautiful. It is a primer for facing the fragility of human existence as well as a genuine life buoy for someone struggling with any kind of addiction in any of its forms. The writing was brave and vulnerable, and it somehow allowed me to reveal my vulnerability to myself bravely. The message was profound, yet quite simple. If you need to change, you can - since you can, then do - here's how. I do hope that anyone who needs this book finds it, and I suspect that could be almost everyone. Listen to it or read it for yourself and see. Thank you Russell.
31 of 32 people found this review helpful