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This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it.
What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what?
My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse. I am an addict, addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame.
The program in Recovery has given Russell Brand freedom from all addictions and it will do the same for you.
This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centerdness, a new perspective, freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.
I read it on the suggestion of a friend to understand addiction problems as I am a non addictive person or one that does any harm to them selves or others while it was interesting but the use of language somewhat confronting. I realise he felt that he needed to confront his readers but a good writer would achieve the same result using good english.
I found Russel Brands style of wrighting poetic and engaging.He made me take afresh look at my own additions. And helped me to move forward. Thanks Russel.
I would buy this product again
Well written, intelligent, funny and down to earth reading. A great book to aid in self reflection. A gift for anyone wanting to tackle addiction.
The Painted Mel
Sunshine Coast, QLD
This is a book that people who are struggling to understand their foibles and frustrations can get some insight into the lives of themselves and others. Not just for substance additions but all aspects of lifes struggles.
This book teaches readers about managing addictions and taking responsibility and control of your own life. Amazing path to enlightenment and fulfilment. MUST READ.
Helped me conquer my sex addiction when a therapist couldn't help me. It helped me to understand the cycles of addiction and apply it to my everyday life to amend and break old habits that would keep up the cycle.
Love Love Love It.
This book is a life and game changer.
So I Say
Love the book but won't deal with Booktopia again
I've read all of Russell's books & this one is just as great as the others. A great, easy read that is helpful to everyone - not just those struggling with addiction. I pre-ordered this book through Booktopia but ended up getting it a week after it had been released on shelves in Australia & selling at half the price so, this was really disappointing. I won't be dealing with Booktopia again as a result.
Recovery is a beautifully written book with a message about the human condition that will strike a chord with many, if not all, of us. -- Ruth Hughes * The Express * Russell Brand brings an exhaustive and profound understanding of what it means to be felled by addiction and how to stand back up again. It is potentially there in all of us. -- Men's Health There is no better lesson to be learnt than by someone who has lived it. And with that in mind, Russell Brand is a man to listen to. Carefully. Beneath the performance he talks sense. A lot of it. -- Stylist If you do not consider yourself to be an addict in the traditional sense, don't let that stop you from reading this book. Through the prism of his own experiences with addiction, eating disorders and abuse, Russell has captured essential, universal truths about modern society and the human condition. There is something here for everyone. He draws on wisdom throughout the ages and makes it relevant to the age of social media. Recovery manages to be both beautifully written and accessible. This is, in my opinion, Russell's finest written work to date -- Natasha Devon MBE, Writer & Mental Health Campaigner Recovery conveys the kind of pointed wisdom that usually comes from having woken up to our suffering, and is therefore real. Outspoken, outrageous and courageous all at once, reading it is likely to jolt you into seeing things in a new way. And you will find that this new way will include, in the most natural, unfeigned manner, a sincere wish to be of service to others. -- Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Love Yum Yum Yum. Russell is an example of how the path of recovery and the spiritual path can be one and the same, a path towards inner love and freedom from attachment. -- Ram Dass Personally it always struck me as a bit unfair that only raging alcoholics and hopeless drug addicts got to practice the 12 steps, given how they provide such an invaluable emotional toolbox - now, thanks to the vision (his critics might say the ego) of Russell Brand, they are available to all. -- Suzanne Harrington, Irish Examiner A thought-provoking explication of the 12-step program -- The New York Times While the insights are not original, the experience of them is unique and it's Brand's own story that gives the book its energy. For anyone with an abiding interest in Russell Brand. -- The Observer The premise of his programme is that the 12 steps followed by Alcoholics Anonymous can work for anyone. Recovery is the 12 steps, as translated by Russell Brand. -- Sunday Times Recovery should be read by the world -- Ruby Wax This is a brave and useful book, that I read in one day. It offers real insight into addiction and the stuff that drives it and Russell has done a great service in tackling the classic twelve steps in a non-reverential and totally entertaining kind of way that will help a lot of people. It feels wrong to say it is an addictive read, given the subject, but it really is. Russell doesn't just want to save our souls he wants to entertain us on the way. -- Matt Haig, author of How to Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive
* Section - 1: Part One*
Introduction - 1: Foreword*
Chapter - 1: Are you a bit f*cked?*
Chapter - 2: Could you not be f*cked?*
Chapter - 3: Are you, on your own, going to 'unf*ck' yourself?*
Chapter - 4: Write down all the things that are f*cking you up or have ever f*cked you up and don't lie, or leave anything out*
Chapter - 5: Honestly tell someone trustworthy about how f*cked you are*
Chapter - 6: Well that's revealed a lot of f*cked up patterns. Do you want to stop it? Seriously?*
Chapter - 7: Are you willing to live in a new way that's not at all about you and your previous, f*cked up stuff? You have to*
Chapter - 8: Prepare to apologize to everyone for everything affected by your being so f*cked up*
Chapter - 9: Now apologize. Unless that would make things worse*
Chapter - 10: Watch out for f*cked up thinking and behaviour and be honest when it happens*
Chapter - 11: Stay connected to your new perspective*
Chapter - 12: Look at life less selfishly, be nice to everyone, help people if you can*
Chapter - 13: The Birth*
Chapter - 14: Conclusion*
Section - 2: Part Two*
Chapter - 1: How to live it: The Exercises*
Chapter - 2: Endnote*
Chapter - 3: Afterword*
Chapter - 4: Resources*
Acknowledgements - 5: Acknowledgements
ISBN: 9781509844951 ISBN-10: 1509844953 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 288 Published: 26th September 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.41
About the Author
Russell Brand is a comedian, journalist, TV and radio presenter and actor. He has won numerous awards including Time Out's Comedian of the Year, Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards, Best TV Performer at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, Most Stylish Man at GQ's Men of the Year Awards and the Sun's Shagger of the Year.