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 Twelve 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-centredness, a new perspective, freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.
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, Express
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, mental health campaigner and author of A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental
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 and Real Happiness
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.
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
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 17th May 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.21