Recovery : Freedom From Our Addictions


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if you are struggling with an addiction, or are wanting to understand addictive behaviours in yourself or others.

A quick summary

This is an irreverent, sweary, heartfelt guide to the 12 step programme that saved Russell Brand’s life, among hundreds of thousands of others. Recovery is written for those who know what they are addicted to, and also for those who don’t – most people repeat behaviours that serve a short-term purpose of distraction, comfort or escape but are a limit and a trap in the long-term. The 12 step process is one way to understand these behaviours, face them, and change them. And if it seems mysterious, scary or impossible, this book might help.


Publisher’s description

The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller

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-centredness, a new perspective, freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.

“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 12 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)

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 210 g
Dimensions 197 × 131 × 18 mm
Book Author

ISBN 9781509850860


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