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Mentors

How to Help and Be Helped
Narrated by: Russell Brand
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Single story and experience from author

Title of book is a broad "Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped" but it's just the single story from the authors.

Narration is low in energy and passion, which I would expect from great mentors.

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exquisite example of life and the struggle

the struggle it is to be human. love kindness acceptance a glimpse into understanding why

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Little underwhelmed with this.

This book didn't really say much on its topic and more so about the authors life.

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Brilliant, as always!

The man is lifting our consciousness as he continues to normalise mental health and bring to light the spiritual journey we're all on.

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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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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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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.

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  • Guillermo Ayala Alvarenga
  • 03-05-2019

Love everything about this Book

Perfectly narrated by Russell, it was easy to understand it, love the way how a full Rockstar went on a path for a search for a bigger meaning in life. Letting you know his process and applying on a daily life, how you can be a mentor for someone struggling or how to choose your mentors. Overall it's a very good book!

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  • RR, Essex
  • 25-01-2019

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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  • Carla Ribeiro Oleiro
  • 22-04-2019

Interesting but don't fool yourself.

I thought was interesting but I is a biography. I thought was a book that could help you with advices and value insight from Mentors. Not at all. Something interesting just to know the depended Russel history and what he achieves after he becomes free from drugs and gots some help from two mentors.
It's a book just to read once because doesn't bring something new.

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  • Ke Donn
  • 24-01-2019

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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  • 匿名
  • 24-06-2019

Funny at parts

A list of influences on brand with some laugh out loud moments. A tad short and not a traditional narrative much more a list with anecdotes about these people in brands life.

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  • Vernomad
  • 21-06-2019

Awakening

Great acoustic voice with exceptional timing!
Guess it is Russle Brand the comedian and great mentor..

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  • 匿名
  • 18-06-2019

Loved it

Very insightful and relatable. Mentors are so important in all aspects of life, everyone needs them!

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  • Fran
  • 18-06-2019

Yet another good book from Russell.

He's spot on about mentors, recovery from an addiction etc.
I love his books, especially that they are read outlet by him. As well as it being helpful it hilarious to!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-06-2019

Really inspiring and sincere writing.

Really inspiring and sincere writing. Fantastic to hear Russell's journey and how what he has learnt can be used to help others

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  • 匿名
  • 02-06-2019

lots of great advice

I enjoyed this and I'm so glad I gave it the time. However, I think I was looking for answers. specific answers to specific troubles myself and my friends and family are going through. Story and case studies where certain breakthroughs had been made with certain arguments or techniques.

this was more generalised only giving overviews of some structured techniques.

Russel was full of hubris and integrity throughout being sure to make it clear that he isn't a therapist and himself and his mentoring techniques have limitations.

A great honest book.

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  • M. Lipo
  • 30-05-2019

Overall good, may require a second listen

I hoped for more but there are definitely some hidden gems that may need listening to again. Finished feeling unsure about it. The intent is beautiful, as are some of the lessons. Would have loved it to be a longer book with a bit more story and examples. Also felt too fanciful at points, using lots of words instead of being concise.