Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions
Published by Pan Mac Millan
You would have crossed paths with the man known as Russell Edward Brand somewhere in the world of popular culture – be it via his incarnation as an English comedian, actor, radio host, author or activist.
His latest literary emission Recovery is touted as 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 – a manual for self-realization that comes not from a mountain but from the mud.
With a mix of honesty, humor, and compassion Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Understanding that addiction can take many shapes and forms, 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, as well as fame and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity.
The fundamental question that he raises is not the “Why?” but going deeper to find the underlying reasons and what addictions are meant to camouflage.
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, here he shares the tools that keep him sane and clear, providing not a substitute for a 12 step program but meditative, humble and humorous supplementary material – a work book as well as a documentation of a personal journey.
An encouraging book with spiritual insights with the empowering central message that anyone can escape the confines and insanity of addiction.
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