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Mentors

How to Help and Be Helped
Narrated by: Russell Brand
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself?

Mentors - the follow-up to Sunday Times number one best seller 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.

This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus-feature with the author, Russell Brand, who shares his tips on how to establish a successful mentor relationship.  

©2019 Russell Brand (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • RR, Essex
  • 01-25-19

So short...but another great book!

Not as many LOL moments in this book as his last couple, but just as poetic in places. A lot of it is good common sense, and I was hoping he would go more into the process of mentoring and being mentored...more like a Tony Robbins style 1) ask these questions 2) learn which submodalities are being focused on...more NLP-type techniques to mastering or passing on mastery - it's clearly more of an art, than a science (NLP, science, 😂) here. For each of the areas being mentored the focus is always the psychological hole that's being filled more than skills and techniques themselves (unlike The First 20 Hours book), but as a white working class male from Essex, very relatable. Guitar lesson booked for tomorrow morning 😁 looking forward to the next book

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  • Ke Donn
  • 01-24-19

Another excellent book from Russell

As to be expected this is an honest and refreshing book. Just like Recovery there is lots of really helpful advice made more understandable by Russell's own experiences . I believe he is right in his opinion on how valuable having a mentor is as well as using something like the 12 step programme to be honest about ourselves. I love that Russell took time to talk about all his mentor's and what he learns from being with them

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  • Zak
  • 02-22-19

Cheers Russ

Another brilliant, insightful book. I want to find mentor, to help me navigate through this life and hopefully I can be of service to others

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  • P.B. Simister
  • 02-19-19

Another great book by Brand

Well written, well read with some good insights into mentorship and recovery from addiction. A good add-on to his recovery book.

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  • Richard Landy
  • 02-18-19

An Awesome book.

I found it easy to relate too and (Aas you'd expect) it was brilliantly devlivered by Russell.

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  • Mark
  • 02-16-19

Direct and Intriguing

Russell's journey was very interesting and how he's address his challenges. How you can start with utilising the range of mentors, highlighted the power of being a mentor and being mentored

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-13-19

Beautiful and funny

Shor5t and sweet. useful charming amd concise. thanks Russell mate. Definitely recommend this audiobook indeed

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  • a moore
  • 02-12-19

Recommend

After taking a chance and purchasing 'Recovery'(Was not a big fan of Russels) I couldn't wait for his next book and wasn't disappointed with 'Mentors'. My opinion has completely changed and I am more than impressed with Russel Brand. His brutally honest account of his life and his struggles leaves you in no doubt that he knows what he's talking about..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-19

A book surrounded by the basic thought of helping

biased as I am in favour of russel brand, I found this immensely easy to listen to and absorb.
I like how this feels more of a mental tangent of russel thoughts and quandaries and touches.so many aspects that it's unfair to judge this book from one chapter to the next.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-19

amazing

definitely worth it clear and easy to understand also funny at times perfect blend of knowlage and entertainment

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-19-19

Russell has wisdom...

Always a bonus to have the author narrate too. It is certainly not a guide to getting or being a mentor. More about his own journey with mentors.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-19

Ear Candy

I'm not sure why this book exists but I had a good time listening to Russell Brand speak for 3 hours.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-28-19

Help, Dollops please - and thankyou

It is a tenent of our time that a jester / vagabond / minstrel / wastrel / monk / shaman / father / lost boy could be a thought leader for men.
Men are truly lost in this hypermasculine toxic world of Trump, Putin and Boris. Theyve little to offer, little to add. Russell points put that they could do worse than an apprenticeship with a teacher in “the way”. That he has many trodden ways himself is devilish useful and it is kind to share that we ought not shy away from vulnerability and asking Mentors in our own voice, for help and guidance.