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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. 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. It is potentially there in all of us. And with that in mind, Russell Brand is a man to listen to. Beneath the performance he talks sense.
A lot of it. 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.
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. 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.
For anyone with an abiding interest in Russell Brand. Recovery is the 12 steps, as translated by Russell Brand. 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.
No matter if you are an addict or otherwise or even a bit unsure , this book is a must read. Important, entertaining, hopeful and full of insight and spirit. Fantastic book. I think this would be helpful to everyone, identified issues or not i think evryone could get something out of this book.
My understanding of Brand has mostly come from the tabloids: And then, out of seemingly nowhere, I heard news of the impending release of this book. My interest in reading it was two-fold: Primarily, it was the subject matter that was the key factor.
But I have experienced other vices, namely internet addiction and compulsive overeating. And having dealt with anxiety and depression, I do look for new ways in which to frame my mental health, new techniques to help me cope with my intervals of low mood.
But also, knowing people who have had varying addictions and patterns of negative thinking, I try to find ways to give support and counsel to people close to me.
The book was, admittedly, a bit too spiritual for me, but in saying that, I completely understand why it had to be. Appealing to a higher being can be helpful.
All too often people try to fall back on their own resources to pull them through, maybe out of pride or fear of being a burden. But relying on yourself more often than not leads you back to self-medication. If anything, it is at times over written to disguise the fact that it gets repetitive as it goes along. There is one theme - recovery - and while the structure the 12 step program ensures that this theme follows a trajectory, the analysis starts to feel shallow, and dare I say it, a bit prescriptive, after a while.
Sure he was once at rock bottom, but he recovered and flourished. Or does he enjoy these things because he has recovered? It is difficult to separate the two.
But it is definitely an area worth exploring. As critical as I am, I still think this book has a lot of merit. It reminded me that life is infinitely better with the support and vindication of people around you, that recovery is futile without crossing the bridge to human connection. But that you find resources, services, programs, support groups and, yes, maybe spirituality meditation and mindfulness are proven therapeutic tools to guide you through.
In that regard, the book is on point. Oct 29, Sophie rated it it was amazing Shelves: A few months ago my mum told me about this podcast she had started listening to called 'Under the Skin' created and hosted by Russell Brand. I was intrigued by the things she told me about it and so started listening and was captivated by the guests he had on, the topics they discussed and the incredibly honest and vulnerable way he shared parts of his own story.
Fast forward a few months and from listening to his podcast I learnt about Russell Brand's newest book Recovery: Freedom from Our Wow. Freedom from Our Addictions. This book has that raw authenticity and truth that I love about the podcast. His openness to new ideas and to self-growth. This book takes Alcoholics Anonymous' twelve-step program something I'd not heard of before starting this book and adds Russell Brands honest, comedic twist to it. His writing is sometimes magically whimsical and sometimes dark and gritty.
He shares some of his own experiences with the twelve-step program and puts it into new wording. You don't have to be dealing with a specific addiction to get things from this book. There's a lot in here, all fascinating and thoughtful and anyone interested in self-growth or who may be feeling anxious or dissatisfied with life would benefit from giving this a try. I loved the parts about your own higher power without the need for organised religion and the importance of believing change is possible.
Practical steps to help you release your need for control and self-absorption. The audiobook narrated by Russell Brand himself was fantastic and I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a new perspective or a way to get more out of life. Apr 24, Lynne Spreen rated it it was amazing Shelves: What an amazing and beautiful book. Russell Brand has done an extraordinary good thing for the world. The writing is funny, choppy, scary, elaborate, lush, crude, visceral.
Twelve of the chapters correlate to the 12 Steps, and each chapter ends with exercises to help the reader understand how to work the step. I laughed out loud, gritted my teeth, and cried, sometimes within the same paragraph. The greatest lesson of this book is that we are all human, with the same flaws and loveliness.
No sens What an amazing and beautiful book. No sense pretending otherwise. There is community here. What a helpful, lovely book.
Alcoholics Anonymous approachable, relatable, and practical. I believe this book and its free online companion could help a lot of people in need.
My name is John Naylor. As I write this review I am days sober I didn't know the exact number before starting this review. It just worked out well. I applaud anybody who can use a 12 step program to both get and maintain sobriety note: I will use sober in this review to mean free from addiction. I will use it to mean not using or doing a destructive behaviour that a person is addicted to. I will add that my own experience and those I have been around have included variable results with t My name is John Naylor.
I will add that my own experience and those I have been around have included variable results with them.
Russell Brand is an extremely intelligent, strangely likeable and often hilarious man. He has made mistakes in life one rather famous one involving Jonathan Ross will probably never be forgotten but he has also overcome a lot too.
This book goes through how he has managed to maintain sobriety for many years. He goes through the 12 step program created by the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
He gives his interpretation of each one and also how he has tried to follow each step. He mentions other addicts and how they have helped him as well as how he has tried to help others. He does this in an often amusing yet thought provoking way. As a writer, Russell is amongst the best on his field.
This is where I open myself up for criticism. I accept that the 12 step program does help many. I know a few people who are clean and sober exclusively due to it. I also know many more who have tried it and it has not worked. Even Russell talks about it as a cult.
A helpful cult to many but one that has its own ingrained problems. It is not the only way to maintain sobriety. When I was in rehab September I could have taken the 12 step program. I had my doubts about it and luckily the rehab centre offered an alternative CBT program as well.
I have found that program did have a lower relapse rate in the people I attended rehab with. This is not to be taken as evidence that it is more effective. The numbers are too low to make any conclusions for that. I just feel that there always should be an alternative to the program.
I will note that there is no mention of this in this book. I accept that this is Russell's story and he has only had one method that has worked for him. I bear witness that other methods work too. This is definitely a more accessible guide to the 12 steps than the "Big Blue Book".
It is also a lot less patronising and gives better examples. This kind of self help book is needed and I am glad it exists. I am also glad of my own sobriety and although I don't follow all the steps some of them are just part of being a decent human being.
I would recommend this to anyone struggling with addiction. Reading it will not make your addiction worse.
I hope it helps you.
If not, there are alternatives. Addiction is miserable. It is also something that can be beat. Aug 13, Christine Fay rated it really liked it Shelves: So, Russell Brand basically revised the 12 Steps of AA to include a lot of F-bombs, and it took me a while to get into this book, but by step 5 I was highly engaged in the real struggle that he went through that included being inappropriately touched as a child.
Having gone through bouts of addiction to various substances, and lots of moments where his over-thinking gets the best of him, who knew that such a personality would have so much wisdom to impart.
I especially enjoyed the ending where h So, Russell Brand basically revised the 12 Steps of AA to include a lot of F-bombs, and it took me a while to get into this book, but by step 5 I was highly engaged in the real struggle that he went through that included being inappropriately touched as a child.
I especially enjoyed the ending where he wrote about his girlfriend giving birth to his daughter. Or what it means to be cruel, to have hurt someone, to feel the cords of love that bind, split and flail and to fall away, into yourself, engulfed but absolutely alone. And you do what humans do: Apr 07, Curtis Lowton rated it liked it. Much of what Brand has to say about addiction comes from hard-earned wisdom.
In this book, he takes the 12 steps utilised by many organizations originated in AA and rewords them in his own 'colorful' language. His conceptualization of addictions as a continuum that includes substances, food, sex, relationships, work, and technology is brilliant.
More people should judge addicts less and realize that addiction is a pervasive means for people to self-medicate their mental health. He goes on confusing tangents. Many times I would stop and wonder what he was even talking about. He writes like a beat poet performing for his friends at a coffee house. Brand needs an editor that will slap him on the wrist and remind him to stay on topic. Because when he is on point, he says exactly what needs to be said. Mar 04, Desinka rated it it was amazing.
This was an amazingly enlightening read, or listen, in my case. I loved Russel Brand's narration and thought the book a treasure. Highly recommended!
Mar 19, Cassie rated it it was amazing. Industry Reviews 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. It is potentially there in all of us. And with that in mind, Russell Brand is a man to listen to.
Beneath the performance he talks sense. A lot of it. 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.
Outspoken, outrageous and courageous all at once, reading it is likely to jolt you into seeing things in a new way.