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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.

Biographies & Memoirs
October 3
Henry Holt and Co.

Customer Reviews

Benjamin K.E. ,

Russell Brand gives me comfort about the future of humanity

Brand has really come a month way since his frizzy haired Sarah Marshal days. I remember watching that move back in 2010 and being like,” God, there is nothing likable about this guy whatsoever. Why do so many people I know think he’s talented?”
Well, after 5 pages of this book my opinion of him forever changed; this guy is what the future of what humanity should strive to be. Read this book if you want to change your life for good and for the better.

misskozemko ,

Amazing read

If you are in recovery for any type of addiction or want to be in recovery. Read this . NOW

niceguy.com ,

I am impressed!

An honest and personal account of the 12 Steps from a witty and engaging gentleman. I enjoyed how he conveyed his experience from a first-person point of view that included additional personal considerations for us... The readers. Very well written with a lot of words I was not familiar with, but enjoyed looking up :) Thanks for the education Russell Brand!

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