I just finished reading Russell Brand's new book Recovery. It's brilliant. I recommend everyone read it.
The basic message is that all of us are searching for one thing and one thing only: connection to God.
Drugs, alcohol, etc., are a misguided means to find that peace and connection.
Russell's writing is unbelievable. His facility with words . . . well, I don't remember when I last saw such talent. His insights, awareness are hugely helpful and fundamentally liberating.
Overall the pieces in the book act as powerful synergy that lift you to higher levels of peace and power.
Brilliant work. I wish for Russell a long life so he can continue to do this important work of busting illusions and pointing humanity to what really matters and what will give us all peace: the divine.