Mentors: How to Help and be Helped

Mentors: How to Help and be Helped

Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself?Mentors ? the 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 Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself?Mentors ? the follow up to Sunday ...

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Title:Mentors: How to Help and be Helped
Author:Russell Brand
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B07KWBYD2N
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition

Mentors: How to Help and be Helped Reviews

  • Mark Farley
    Feb 10, 2019
    As an additional adjacency to his brilliant self-help tome, Recovery, Russell introduces us to the many different characters in his life that has aided and abetted him (so to speak) throughout his spiritual improvement over the last decade or so. From sages to ex-addicts such as himsel...
  • Emma
    Mar 28, 2019
    I came to this inspired by Russell Brand's recent podcasts, especially those with Gabor Maté and Fearne Cotton. I respect Russell's openness about his addictions, recovery path, and spiritual challenges. This book builds on that, illustrating how we do better at life if we go through ...
  • Ryan
    Jul 24, 2019
    One of Brand's lessons for readers is to acknowledge when they have a problem, believe that things can improve, and ask for help. For some readers, this book will go deep for that framework alone. While I usually enjoy stories about guides, teachers, and mentors, these ones mostly drag...
  • Onceinabluemoon
    Apr 13, 2019
    3.5 rounding up because I just like the guy! Since drug addiction he is constantly working on himself and very introspective, I admire that in him. ...
  • Yochi
    Aug 06, 2019
    I didn't know too much about Russell Brand until about 3 months ago when my husband was watching a Joe Rogan podcast on YouTube with him as the guest. I found that I had a lot in common with him in my current outlook on spirituality and general lifestuffs. Bookish as I am I found a few...
  • Stephanie
    May 04, 2019
    I picked Mentors by Russell Brand up on a whim at the library. I thought it might give some nuggets of wisdom for my ministry and my training to as a life coach. However, this book was not what I expected. Each chapter described a different one of Brand?s mentors. With a subtitle...
  • Naaz
    Feb 20, 2019
    I didn't read it, rather I listened to it - which is my preferred method when it comes to Russell Brand. He is wordy, which is to be expected. But he is also insightful, self-aware, endearingly flawed and full of fresh perspective. I enjoyed it and will probably give it another listen....
  • Brooke
    Mar 25, 2019
    A very interesting and genuine sounding book but I use genuine with caution now that Brand is moving his podcast to a subscription site and no longer using free options. Sort of takes the shine off what he's got here, which is a great book able to help many people. ...
  • Kylie
    Jan 30, 2019
    Look, lets get this out of the way first - Russell Brand is wordy. He strings out a sentence that could be condensed down into three words, but he does it in such a way that you know his brain has been slow cooking the thoughts for such a time that the meat of the sentence is falling o...
  • Sam
    Apr 03, 2019
    Brand discusses the importance of mentors both in our lives and being one to others. He begins by suggesting that this book will suggest how to help and be help and understand the process of being a mentor and how to improve it. This is where my expectations laid a path to ruin. If you...
  • Sputnik Sputnik
    May 02, 2019
    First half was interesting enough, just going through the idea of mentors, and some of the mentors Russel has in his life... some of whom were pretty cool. But for me the book really warmed up in the back half with few more ideas I found useful and inspiring. ...
  • Muhamed
    Jan 31, 2019
    Really enjoyed Russell's new book. His honesty and wisdom make the book very pleasant to read. Really enjoyed it. ...
  • Monana
    May 30, 2019
    I think most people will disregard Russell because of his troubled past, but if you can look beyond that, I think you can find a lot of value in his writings. This book is no exception, because the author has extensive experience in the realms of mentoring, both as a mentee and a ment...
  • Dara Skolnick
    May 09, 2019
    I enjoyed this book, like I enjoy pretty much everything Russell Brand writes. He?s quite wise and insightful and has clearly gone through a lot of personal growth. So why non-glowing rating? First, if half stars were allowed, I?d give it a solid 3.5 rather than a 3. With that asid...
  • Samantha
    Aug 02, 2019
    (Somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars) I enjoyed this for the most part, especially the personal stories Brand told. The book is very short, moves very fast, and less "self help" than the title implies. There's much less explicit "how to" than there is "this is how mentors have helped ...
  • Khurram
    Feb 20, 2019
    A good book. Don't judge this book by its size, this book. This book contains some condensed in some cases summarised versions of his book Recovery, but it is not the same book. This is part Russell's thank you to people who have mentored him, and mainly the importance of mentoring ...
  • Marcel Armstrong
    Apr 18, 2019
    Russell Brand gifts us this book elucidating the many aspects of mentorship, from the perspective of the mentee to the mentor. He does so with the linguistic skill and eloquent brilliance of true genius. Russell's story not only encourages the reader/listener to discover the latent pow...
  • Anastasia Baka
    Jul 14, 2019
    Very few people, especially ones that I don?t know personally, have affected my life as deeply as Russell Brand. First with his YouTube videos, then with his podcast, his live shows, his books, Russell?s output and his progression of character (or better his regression to Self) hav...
  • C.
    Jun 12, 2019
    Russell Brand is one cheeky bugger and Mentors: How to Help and be Helped, is deceivingly slim in appearance but is brimming with dense material. Brand's narration is in the voice of his distinctly humorous and (notably very British as well) flawed stream of consciousness that question...
  • Aria
    May 10, 2019
    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Firstly, the reworking of the 12 steps he throws in at the end is f'ing fab. That's what they need to officially be changed to, as Brand's version is much more realistic & helpful than the standard/traditional for...
  • Jazz Singh
    Feb 20, 2019
    Here Russell Brand describes his journey through a selection of 8 mentors that he worked with for self recover, sanity and elevated happiness. He focuses on self-healing and mental stability through the acceptance and support of individual mentors. A very descriptive and detailed ex...
  • Edward
    Apr 15, 2019
    Russell Brand has a way of writing things in a way that sounds like it is something you'd expect at a Poetry Slam. It is insightful and visual, poignant and eloquent, humorous and heartfelt. Not like Chewbacca in a taxi. You get the idea? However, most of this book is the journey th...
  • Miranda Kate
    Jul 06, 2019
    Russell Brand has grown and changed over the years. He has calmed down a great deal and endeavoured to change his image from reckless wild boy to inspirational speaker. He has used his celebrity to interview and talk to other celebrities and influential speakers from the stand point of...
  • Cath Lyders
    Feb 20, 2019
    I sped through this. Funny and poignant. If you like Russell, the way he engages, and enjoy hearing his thoughts on the world and on himself, this is for you. ...
  • Imogen
    Feb 04, 2019
    I loved Recovery by Russel Brand and what a brilliant book to follow it. It is very wordy and he rights exactly as if he is speaking directly to you which I liked. I think we tend to think of people having mentors for specific skills or moments in their life but this book shows that at...
  • Alan
    Jun 29, 2019
    Brilliant! Favourite book of the year thus far. Russell explores the bilateral relationship between mentors and their respective mentees providing an important platform to allow ourselves to open up to someone with greater knowledge and experience in a particular aspect of life. Connec...
  • Sam Williams
    Mar 04, 2019
    As a disciple of Russell's "Trews" on YouTube and Under The Skin podcast, it's likely I'm being biased, but it seems every book Russell writes gets better and better; and this is no exception. Absolutely loved it. ...
  • Siobhan Caulfield
    Mar 15, 2019
    I love Russell Brand and his unique way of communicating his truths , very insightful, interesting and honest. Enjoyed very much ...
  • Kevin Scott
    May 16, 2019
    Well, well. I have to confess that I came to this book with doubts. A controversial character, with no reputation for the written word. To my surprise, Russell Brand combines a fluent (even poetic) literary style with some wise reflection on the (broken) human condition. One could r...
  • Chris Esposo
    Jun 30, 2019
    I was very impressed with this book. Russell Brand has written a nice short text on his opinions on what some would call "mature masculinity", which ultimately comes down to having enough fortitude in one's own life to be able to guide others correctly in theirs. This ability to "hold ...