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Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

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Russell Brand

7 Hours 51 Minutes

Macmillan Audio

October 2017

Audio Book 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 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.

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  • Cindy L

    Having a son who is an addict I was hoping for some insight so I can hopefully help him. I wasn't prepared for the in-your-face honesty of this book and was completely blown away by it. Russell Brand doesn't candycoat addictions and makes it abundantly clear that every day is a challenge. I also realized that I need to take an assessment of my own life and crush the things that I didn't even think of as addictions. I bought a hard copy for my son after listening just a short time to the audio version. I don't know how he's going to take it, but I think Russell's honesty about his own life will get my son's attention. Be warned that his language is somewhat crude, but it wont' take away from his deeper message. The main thing that I took away from this book is that there is hope for my son. It can get better. I will be buying more copies to give to others. Well done Russell and thank you.

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  • Heather K.

    I had high hope for this book as it had great reviews and I really enjoy Russell Brand. I had a very hard time staying interested in the book. It is a great tool for addicts and offers support but it was very dry and I was not expecting that from him. I felt he talk more about the steps of addiction verse his own stories of what happened and how he came out of them to become years clean.

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