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Title:
Recovery : freedom from our addictions
Edition:
First US edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

©2017
ISBN:
9781250141927
Physical Description:
xii, 273 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The twelve steps -- Are you a bit fucked? -- Could you not be fucked? -- Are you, on your own, going to "unfuck" yourself? -- Write down all the things that are fucking you up or have ever fucked you up and don't lie or leave anything out -- Honestly tell someone trustworthy about how fucked you are -- Well, that's revealed a lot of fucked up patterns. Do you want to stop it? Seriously? -- Are you willing to live in a new way that's not at all about you and your previous, fucked up stuff? You have to -- Prepare to apologize to everyone for everything affected by your being so fucked up -- Now apologize. Unless that would make things worse -- Watch out for fucked up thinking and behavior and be honest when it happens -- Stay connected to your new perspective -- Look at life less selfishly, be nice to everyone, help people if you can -- Re:birth -- Conclusion -- The Program.
Abstract:
"My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you; it's that I'm worse. I am an addict -- addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame. This is the age of addiction, a condition so endemic, 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? Are you numb, constantly perusing your phone, looking for what? The program in this book has given me freedom from all addictions and it will do the same for you. This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centeredness, a new perspective and freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps."--Jacket.
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Summary

Summary

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.