From drugs to marriage, alcohol to parenting, Russell Brand’s life was transformed by the advice of his choice of mentors. In this short extract from his talk at How To: Academy, he reveals what you should look for in a mentor of your own.
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Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.
Russell Brand is a comedian, writer and addict. His last book Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions was a Sunday Times #1 bestseller, a top ten New York Times bestseller, a top ten Australian bestseller, and one of the most successful audiobooks of 2017. Mentors is Russell’s seventh book. He performs regularly as a comic and actor and is studying for an MA in Religion in Global Politics. He has 2 cats, 2 dogs, a wife, 2 daughters, 10 chickens and 60 thousand bees, in spite of being vegan curious.