12: Freedom from Your Addictions

Category: Book
By (author): Brand, Russell
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  NON-FICTION / General
  SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Published: September 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 9.25in x 6.12in
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From The Publisher*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. "
Review Quote*Praise for My Booky Wook : "A child's garden of vices, My Booky Wook is also a relentless ride with a comic mind clearly at the wheel… .The bloke can write. He rhapsodizes about heroin better than anyone since Jim Carroll… .Russell Brand has a compelling story."- The New York Times Book Review "There is nothing [Brand] won't reveal in search of a laugh and nothing he hasn't done in search of love or experience or oblivion… An exceptional combination of candor, ardor, and humor."- The Guardian
Biographical NoteRussell Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, activist, and author of several bestselling books, including the New York Times bestsellers My Booky Wook and Revolution . He has had a number of major film roles including parts in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek . Funded by his profits from Revolution, Russell opened a nonprofit coffee house in London run as a social enterprise by former drug addicts in abstinence-based recovery programs. He lives in London, England.