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Scar Tissue [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Kiedis , Larry Soloman
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

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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'We have a great sound but we're nowhere near as good a band as the Chili Peppers' BONO

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2386 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0751535664
  • Publisher: Hachette Books; 1st edition (Oct. 1 2004)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC2KL0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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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
By A Customer
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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 it's at the top of my list! June 29 2008
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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. The story was so detailed and i was so involved with the book that i almost feel as if i know Anthony Kiedis myself. It is a long book to read but i just couldn't stop reading. i'd recommend it to everyone, especially RHCP fans... you'll appreciate them all that much more knowing what they've been through!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply enthralling! June 13 2007
By Grim
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. It paints a great picture of what hollywood and the music scene used to be and what they are today. All I can say is read the book. Even if your not a fan of the Peppers, you'll enjoy it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars This book is Red Hot Sept. 28 2004
By A Customer
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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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 Put On Your Must Buy List March 24 2007
Excellent read, never a dull moment, literally you will find yourself asking if this truly could be someone's life. Fact or fiction it provides great entertainment well worth the price. And plus, if it is all fact than there's some great stuff you should find out about.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Super read
Well done, doesn't pull any punches
Published 16 days ago by David Gilmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on Drugs & Rock & Touring!
WOW!! How is this guy still alive with the abuse he put himself through???? Crazy and wild book .. almost unbelievable what he has gone through!
It was fascinating! Read more
Published 17 days ago by Peter K
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book. Suprised he's still alive.
Published 26 days ago by marley08
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent job ... good speed, very very happy ...thank you
Published 4 months ago by rob
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Published 6 months ago by Karen McDougall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Fan of his music
Great book! Fan of his music, however didn't know much about Anthony. Interesting guy, great story, and an easy read. I have recommended this book to all of my friends.
Published 9 months ago by Barbara-Anne
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Interesting story on lead member of Hot chili Peppers. Worth the read.
Published 12 months ago by Marlyne Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
this book was a heck of a ride
Published 12 months ago by Christobal
5.0 out of 5 stars 👌
Love it
Published 16 months ago by Patrick
3.0 out of 5 stars Junky, however you want to look at it.
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... Read more
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