British comedian, actor, and author Russell Brand, who is a long-time vegetarian and rumored to now be vegan, just announced the release of his new book “Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped.”
The book – which is the follow-up to the Sunday Times’ number one bestseller “Recovery” – speaks about the benefits of giving and receiving 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,” Brand said about his latest release.
With the book, Brand promises to “encourage you to find mentors of your own and explain how you may better use the ones you already have.”
He also describes his own experiences mentoring others and the “invaluable” effect this has had on his journey to self-acceptance. Mentoring has helped Brand to “transform from a bewildered and volatile vagabond to a (mostly) present and (usually) focussed husband and father,” he said.
Russell Brand’s Meat-Free Manner
In 2011, he watched vegan documentary “Forks Over Knives” which explores the health impact of animal products and how plant-based foods can combat disease. After he watched the film, he took to Twitter to write, “I’m now vegan, goodbye eggs, hello Ellen,” likely referring to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres who is also vegan.
He later mentioned, in 2014, that he needed help becoming vegan, so it is not clear whether the entertainer still adheres to a strictly plant-based diet. However, his commitment to plant-based foods has stayed strong over the years, even during his battles with addiction. Last year, he revealed: “Even as a junkie I stayed true to vegetarianism. ‘I shall have heroin but I shan’t have a hamburger.'”
You can purchase Brand’s new book “Mentors” on Amazon.
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