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Mentors

by Russell Brand

Mentors Synopsis

Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself? Mentors - Russell Brand's follow up to Sunday Times number one bestseller, Recovery - describes the benefits of seeking and offering help. 'I have mentors in every area of my life, as a comic, a dad, a recovering drug addict, a spiritual being and as a man who believes that we, as individuals and the great globe itself, are works in progress and that through a chain of mentorship we can improve individually and globally, together . . . One of the unexpected advantages my drug addiction granted is that the process of recovery that I practise includes a mentorship tradition. I will encourage you to find mentors of your own and explain how you may better use the ones you already have. Furthermore, I will tell you about my experiences mentoring others and how invaluable that has been on my ongoing journey to self-acceptance and how it has helped me to transform from a bewildered and volatile vagabond to a (mostly) present and (usually) focussed husband and father.' - Russell Brand Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped describes the impact that a series of significant people have had on the author - from the wayward youths he tried to emulate growing up in Essex, through the first ex-junkie sage, to the people he turns to today to help him be a better father. It explores how we all - consciously and unconsciously - choose guides, mentors and heroes throughout our lives and examines the new perspectives they can bring.

Mentors Press Reviews

A book about how to work together and help each other - we are not meant to do it on our own. -- Marie Claire A manifesto for making mentoring mainstream -- Sunday Times Magazine Compact book with a huge heart -- The Guardian

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509850884
Publication date: 24th January 2019
Author: Russell Brand
Publisher: Bluebird an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Self-help & personal development, Coping with drug & alcohol abuse, Television, Illness & addiction: social aspects, Teaching skills & techniques,

About Russell Brand

Russell Brand is a comedian and an addict. He's been addicted to drugs, sex, fame, money and power. Even now as a new father, fifteen years into recovery he still writes about himself in the third person and that can't be healthy. Mentors is his fifth book. He still performs as a comic and is studying for an MA in Religion in Global Politics. He has two cats, a dog, a wife, two babies, ten chickens and sixty thousand bees in spite of being vegan curious. He is certain that the material world is an illusion but still keeps licking ...

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