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Scar Tissue [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Kiedis , Larry Soloman
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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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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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 Dec 29 2013
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Great book of a life in ten million .
Anthony keidis had a fascinating life , hard to believe he's still alive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very telling. Nov. 22 2013
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Great book, writing by a very smart man, about his struggles with drugs and love. Entertaining from the beginning to the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Oct. 11 2013
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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!
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