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.
Russell Brand on Finding a Mentor
From drugs to marriage, alcohol to parenting, Russell Brand’s life was transformed by the advice of his choice of mentors.
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Hannah MacInnes is a freelance journalist and a regular interviewer and podcast host for the How To Academy where she chairs interviews, panels, debates and conferences across a wide range of subjects and current issues. Her recent interviewees have included Melinda Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert and Russell Brand.
Before going Freelance she worked for over 7 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker. Whilst there she secured interviews with a number of leading world figures including Hilary Clinton, Silvio Berlusconi and Mikhail Gorbachev.
She also hosts interviews at a number of other major literary festivals and events and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS.
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.