Russell Brand

2018 Nominee

British Book Awards: Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year

21 September 2017
470 pages


The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller, written and read by Russell Brand.

'A brave and useful book.' – Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive

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.

'Life-changing, impactful, engaging, rhythmic, poetic.' - Listener Review

'Russell Brand is immensely insightful, ever the eloquent wordsmith and willing to share his own experience for the benefit of all' - Listener Review

'The author's wit, humour and candour make this book a delightful experience' - Listener Review

There is no better lesson to be learnt than by someone who has lived it. And with that in mind, Russell Brand is a man to listen to. Carefully. Beneath the performance he talks sense. A lot of it.
Russell Brand brings an exhaustive and profound understanding of what it means to be felled by addiction and how to stand back up again. It is potentially there in all of us.