Freedom From Our Addictions

Book - 2017
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
Edition: First US edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250141927
Branch Call Number: 362.29 BRA
Characteristics: xii, 273 pages ; 25 cm


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Feb 05, 2019

I quite liked Russell's 'recovery'. I have been a fan of his since 2014, when I was going through my own process of self-discovery and healing. I found his Trews show to be funny and comforting to me, that someone could be sober and still be so alive and zesty. I came to this book with an interest in recovery and it has aided my understanding in an entertaining way. It is structured around the 12 steps, each chapter contains Russell's experience with the step, some anecdotes about him living the principle of that step, and some exercises and questions to be done to 'work' the step. His writing style is highly readable, whilst still being irreverent and quirky. There's an essential self aware, self deprecating britishness to it, and i think his voice and message of his journey to spiritual wholeness after suffering the from the excesses of fame and isolation due to addiction consistent to the writing style. Half star from perfect because some of the writing is overly verbose and some of the anecdotes seem rambling, and don't fully connect the reader with the message


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Aug 25, 2018

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