Russell Brand with Dr. Drew Pinsky

Friday, October 6, 2017
Russell Brand
in conversation with Dr. Drew Pinsky
discussing his upcoming book,
Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

$50 General Admission Section Seat  
$60 Reserved Section Seat  
* All tickets include a pre-signed copy of Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, activist, and author of several bestselling books, including the New York Times bestsellers My Booky Wook and Revolution. He has had a number of major film roles including parts in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek. He rose to fame as host of television’s Big Brother’s Big Mouth. He’s been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, started his own men’s group, is a therapy regular and a practiced yogi. Funded by his profits from Revolution, Russell opened a nonprofit coffee house in London run as a social enterprise by former drug addicts in abstinence-based recovery programs. He lives in London, England. Visit his website.

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions is the definitive guide to addiction from someone who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food, and staring at their phone. 

“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud…My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse. I am an addict.” —Russell Brand

This is an age of addiction. America is plagued by crises involving drugs, alcohol, and opioids, and our society is consumed with addictions like work, stress, bad relationships, and digital media. We are facing an epidemic so all-encompassing that many of us don’t even realize we are in its grasp. Russell Brand is here to provide a recovery plan, and make sense of the ailing world. While he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he’s never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. 

With a powerful mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, Brand tells his intimate yet universal story and shares the practical advice and wisdom he has been taught through his fourteen and a half years of recovery. He speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction – from serious, life-threatening misuse of substances, to the subtler habits we use to hold our lives together, like food, technology, or unhealthy relationships.  

Dr. Drew Pinsky is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He was for many years an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Pinsky is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of the first academic study on celebrities and narcissism published in the Journal of Research in Personality. He is the author of 5 books, several medical journal articles and contributor to textbooks.

Known to his fans as Dr. Drew, Pinsky currently hosts “Midday Live” on KABC in Los Angeles. He is also host of multiple podcasts including: “The Adam & Drew Podcast,” “This Life,” and “Weekly Infusion.” Pinsky’s long career in television and radio started in 1983 with the seminal nationally syndicated call-in show “Loveline,” that later became a hit MTV show with co-host Adam Carolla.