Battling Addiction and Depression Helped Russell Brand Find Purpose


The comedian-turned-guru talks about escaping a midlife crisis and his new Audible Original, Revelation.

By Amos Barshad

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When Russell Brand turned 40 five years ago, he found himself facing a crisis. He felt totally adrift. He thought, simply enough, I don’t want to live how I’m living.

The manic English comedian first broke out stateside in 2008, playing a ramped-up version of his lascivious self in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The next few years were a blur of tabloid and talk-show omnipresence. There were also brief, high-profile nuptials with Katy Perry. Then, for reasons both…click here to continue reading