Russel Brand is a British comedian and actor who got sober in 2003. He now focuses more on his books, podcasts, and Youtube channels which are geared toward ideas that elevate human consciousness. His latest book release was the best-selling “Recovery“. We highly recommend reading this book if you are interested in a modern take on the 12 steps. Narrated by Russel’s personality, honesty, and wit – it’s a great read.
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In this post, we will chat about his previous work, “Revolution“, he provides 10 recommendations from his list of books that he believes every individual should read in order to make their lives more fulfilling and successful. The following are those 10 recommendations:
1) “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle – This book teaches you how to enjoy your life as it happens instead of living as if you’re always waiting for something better to come along.
2) “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss – In this book, Ferriss discusses the secrets to success and happiness at work and shows you how to achieve the lifestyle you want for yourself.
3) “The Bible” – Brand recommends reading the bible that contains both the Old Testament and the New Testament. He says provides a better understanding of history. I stumbled upon the Life Recovery Bible along my recovery journey in between treatment stays. This version incorporated the twelve steps throughout the scripture. We recommend this version if you are into this type of recovery path or curious about Christianity.
4) “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor Frankl – A must-read about one man’s triumph over life’s brutalities and a toolkit to keep you focused on what’s truly important.
5) “The Master and his Emissary” by Iain McGilchrist – This book provides a new understanding of the relationship between two parts of our brains, with one being more intuitive and emotional and the other being more linear and logical. It also provides a better understanding of who we are as human beings.
6) “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan – In this book, Brand recommends learning about our world, which can be accomplished by reading this classic text that explains how incredible our home is.
7) “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson – This book is great for those interested in science and will provide you with a better understanding of how we got where we are today.
8) “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed – This book is an autobiography that documents Strayed’s journey across North America as she stripped away everything in her life that was unnecessary.
9) “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu – This book is about understanding the dynamics of people and how to manage them effectively, which is an important skill in order to be successful.
10) “Sex at Dawn” by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá – This book provides a better understanding of sex, love, and relationships.