Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions Review

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 fourteen 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 twelve-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 bestsellers, 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.

Title:Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Emma

    I've never been a huge fan of Russell Brand, but even before reading this I thought it was pretty fair to say he's someone who just might have something to offer on the subject of addiction. Actually,...

  • Mel

    There is a little anecdote in the book where Brand is speaking with a counselor, a grueling session that has gone on and detailed the darkest parts of his life and the severity of his addictions. When...

  • John

    Fantastic...I laughed, I cried, I nearly peed myself! Russell takes you on an expedition of self-actualization and wonder. He lays out a convincing argument espousing we are all just experiencing a te...

  • Mustafa Hameed

    A very honest, sincere and well-written book with a broad appeal. I read it in a day, so quite an engrossing read too. Those who are easily put off by segues into Brandesque spiritual "claptrap", shou...

  • Kate Taylor

    If you are even the slightest bit unhappy or dissatisfied with your life and want to make changes but don't know how, I urge you to read this book. It sets out the 12 Steps programme and how you apply...

  • Noran Azmy

    Never has the controversial genre of Self Help been graced by a more beautiful, a more eloquent, a more truthful or a more effective addition to its aisles. Russel Brand is a poet, and a very human hu...

  • Mohammad

    Throughout the entire book, I couldn't stop wishing for everyone I know to read this.I don't think there was anything i didn't know, but it had the things i love from self help books, plus the things ...

  • Christine Jolley

    Read the book. This is a great book for the road to recovery. Not a replacement for meetings but this is no different than hearing his experience strength and hope in a meeting. Inspiring and full of ...

  • Robin Drew

    Great read. I am a fan of Russell Brand. I haven't read any of his books until now. I really like how he is so honest and how he breaks down the steps w/o religion, but with an understanding that ther...

  • Lia

    started well, fizzled out at the end.I am often interested in social/consumer books about addiction as I work with drug addicts in my role as a pharmacist.Russell Brand is undeniably engaging. I reall...