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Scar Tissue [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Kiedis , Larry Soloman
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For a musician who has spent the better half of his life either intoxicated or on a drug high, Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has produced a surprisingly detailed account of his life. Raised in the 1960s and '70s by a drug dealer father who first introduced his preteen son to drugs by mashing them into bananas, the high school delinquent and UCLA dropout seemed destined for a life of rabble-rousing until his high school band—cofounded by close friends Michael "Flea" Balzary and Hillel Slovak—took off and became one of the most popular groups of the 1990s. Though he peppers his book with little known facts (for instance, the author narrowly missed being named Clark Gable Kiedis), the punk-funk rocker dedicates too few pages to his introspective music-writing process and too many to his incessant drug use and revolving door of girlfriends (which included actress Ione Skye, singer Sinéad O'Connor and director Sofia Coppola). But while Kiedis fails to scratch beneath the surface of his fast-lane life, his frankness is moving, especially toward the end of the book, when his mea culpa turns into a full-blown account of recovery and redemption. (Kiedis has been sober for almost four years.) Though not generally as articulate as Marilyn Manson's similar autobiography, Kiedis's story of childhood drug use, adolescent fame and hard-won maturity will strike a chord with fans of Drew Barrymore's Little Girl Lost.
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'Kiedis recounts his pharmacological odyssey with wide-eyed relish and a refreshing lack of rehab remorse' Sunday Times 'Everyone who reads this genuinely outrageous book will have their own favourite scene' Independent on Sunday 'An entertaining account of being the most priapic, junkie member of California's most priapic, junkie rock band' Guardian 'The year's most astonishing rock autobiography' Observer

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable Memoir-Raw and Honest Nov. 6 2004
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We know Anthony as the front man for the "Red Hot Chili Peppers". Now we know the "Man". The honest and forthcoming memoir of the man behind the music and his daily trials and tribulations. What makes him tick. What makes him work so hard at success. What makes him the man he is today. This is one book you will surely enjoy, especially if you are a fan like me. It will open your eyes to all that Anthony is in life.
Other inspirational reads are: Nightmares Echo by Katlyn Stewart, Skywriting by Jane Pauley, and The Chronicals by Bob Dylan
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4.0 out of 5 stars This book is Red Hot Sept. 28 2004
I am reading this book now and it is fantastic, If you are a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan you got to read it, It tells you the history of the band and him. You really see how his childhood is filled with drugs and sexual things. We see how his life is scared such as the title of the book refers. We see how it effects him. We see how women play a big role in his life because he talks about that most of the book, it is basically him in a band and life with girls. Excellent biography, very intresting, not for teens under 13 a lot of swaering and refers a lot to sex. Go out and buy this book. Has amazing pictures also. Also tells you how some songs came to be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I've developed a crush for Keidis. Nov. 2 2006
I have always enjoyed the RHCP however, I wouldn't have placed them amongst my top 10... or even perhaps top 20 favourite bands. But I have gained a new appreciation for the boys, and of course especially Kiedis, upon reading Scar Tissue. It is a fascinating story of Kiedis' life and the reason I adored this autobiography so much is how he seems to cherish and appreciate every experience he's had along the way, the positive ones, and especially the negative ones, because he knows that each one of those experiences has helped mold him into the person that he is today. It's his passion for life that has caused me to develop a little crush on the guy... ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening April 21 2013
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Easy to read, refreshingly honest and eye opening as you take a tour through the roller coaster life of the lead singer of one of my all-time favourite bands.

Keidis doesn't pretend to be an angel, and is honest about his shortcomings. The first half of the book is the most rewarding as it is filled with new insights into his early life. While the songs, lyrics and cultural references are more familiar in the second half, it is more of an 'on again, off again' sober vs relapse story that is equally compelling but less insightful.

The hardest part of this book is trying to relate to the constant relapses and ping-ponging from girlfriend to girlfriend. It's so unfamiliar to me that it was hard to understand.

What a life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 👌 July 10 2014
By Patrick
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Love it
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3.0 out of 5 stars Junky, however you want to look at it. March 17 2014
By t
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While the uncountable Kiedis relapses did not leave much room for anything else... I did manage to take away some interesting RHCP tidbits that will may eventually come in handy during small talk at dinner parties.
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By Arto345
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This book has been out for some time now and it's one of those books you always happen to see out of the corner of your eye when you're visiting someone's home for the first time. At least in my experience... it was a good read and quite a revealing look into the life of Anthony Kiedis.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock and roll Feb. 1 2014
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Excellent book by a crazy sob with a crazy crazy life. Must read for rock and roll fans. Great read
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4.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Great book of a life in ten million .
Anthony keidis had a fascinating life , hard to believe he's still alive.
Published 8 months ago by franky doody
5.0 out of 5 stars Very telling.
Great book, writing by a very smart man, about his struggles with drugs and love. Entertaining from the beginning to the end.
Published 9 months ago by Micaela Chew
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I'm always amazed how these rock stars survive their crazy lives, this story keeps you guessing and will not leave you hanging.
Great book Anthony!
Published 11 months ago by Rejean Comeau
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, condition brand new
Thank you for the nice contact and also for the delivery to canada
Book is in a very good condition and the delivery was fast and excellent.
Published on Oct. 3 2011 by Sabine Tonke
3.0 out of 5 stars About a rock star
Anthony Kiedis. Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was interesting to read Anthony's autobiography and understand the meaning beyond some of the lyrics he has written so far. Read more
Published on July 30 2008 by I LOVE BOOKS
5.0 out of 5 stars it's at the top of my list!
I don't usually write reviews for books that I've read, but I feel this book deserves one! I LOVED this book! such an amazing story of Anthony Kiedis' life. Read more
Published on June 29 2008 by Kerri L. Ringrose
5.0 out of 5 stars Tantilizing
This book was to blame for many, many sleepless nights where I was unable to put it down. As a huge fan of the RHCP I anticipated learning more about the alluring front man. Read more
Published on April 18 2008 by Catherine L. Hodgson
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply enthralling!
Enter the life of Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. He's had an crazy life of sex, drugs and excess that begins at a very early age. Read more
Published on June 13 2007 by Grim
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