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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author.
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.
©2017 Russell Brand (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
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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.

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By katy doherty on 10-05-17


KUDOS to you Russell Brand!! Thank you for comically, insightfully and humbly converting your personal hell into a tangible map which can lead the rest of us out of the burning flames of our own insatiable egotistical desires.

I am cooking in the stew of my own melange of addictions and am so relieved to now have the recipe to get the hell out of the fire!

SINCEREST GRATITUDE for this courageous work! you inspire me immensely!

my greatest hope in life is to also transform my lifetime of failure and addiction to humbly serve humanity for a greater good! Thanks for paving the way! Peace and love to you and your family!

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