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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis. Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis ,. Larry Sloman Collaborator. Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller by one of rock's most provocative figures Scar Tissue is Anthony Kiedis's searingly honest memoir of a life spent in the fast lane.
In , four self-described "knuckleheads" burst out of the mosh-pitted mosaic of the neo-punk rock scene in L. Over twenty years la Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller by one of rock's most provocative figures Scar Tissue is Anthony Kiedis's searingly honest memoir of a life spent in the fast lane.
Over twenty years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world. Though the band has gone through many incarnations, Anthony Kiedis, the group's lyricist and dynamic lead singer, has been there for the whole roller-coaster ride.
Whether he's recollecting the influence of the beautiful, strong women who have been his muses, or retracing a journey that has included appearances as diverse as a performance before half a million people at Woodstock or an audience of one at the humble compound of the exiled Dalai Lama, Kiedis shares a compelling story about the price of success and excess. Scar Tissue is a story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption--a story that could only have come out of the world of rock.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published October 19th by Hachette Books first published More Details Original Title. Anthony Kiedis. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Scar Tissue , please sign up. Was Kiedis lucky? I think he is really talented, but it seems to me that he got into the RHCP thing by luck.
He also met a lot of famous people by just living in LA. Com I am just finishing the book and I would say AK is resilient, not lucky. He played the hand he was dealt. Did you know he was an honor roll student th …more I am just finishing the book and I would say AK is resilient, not lucky.
Did you know he was an honor roll student the whole time his was in HS? Luck, no. Hard work : less. Just read Flea's book Acid for the Children, has anyone read both? I am not looking to read a repeat of the early beginnings. Is there enough variety here? Seems like they lived parallel lives for many many years. Jared yes, they're very different. This one continues further chronologically into the life of the band, rather than ending right as they form the band.
I t …more yes, they're very different. I think for that reason alone this is worth a read rather than just acid for the children.
There is a little crossover, especially regarding AK and Flea's relationship in high school, but it isn't too redundant and it's interesting to hear about their friendship from both perspectives.
There's also a lot of wild stuff about AK's childhood before flea to make this a worthy read. See all 5 questions about Scar Tissue…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Scar Tissue. DNF 55 pages I just can't do this. I can't listen to this egotistical asshat talk about himself and how his awesome dipshit of a father hand fed him pot and quaaludes at age 11 and "introduced" him to sex at age 12 by letting him bang his Dad's 18 year old girlfriend.
Because better than everyone else. And because rockstar. Here is a quote to show you what reading this is like: "But on the whole, I wouldn't have traded my lifestyle for anything else, especially some of the mundane realities DNF 55 pages I just can't do this.
Here is a quote to show you what reading this is like: "But on the whole, I wouldn't have traded my lifestyle for anything else, especially some of the mundane realities of my friends at Emerson. I'd go to their houses and see their dads come home from their office buildings and not have any time or energy or compassion for their kids.
They just sat their and drank their whiskey and smoked their cigars and read their paper and went to bed. That didn't seem like a much better option. Trying to get some sleep so I'd be rested for school the next day while people were having sex on the couch and shooting cocaine and cranking the stereo was definitely not a mundane reality. But it was mine. On school nights, I'd stay home, but Spider [aka Dad] would be right at his power table at the Rainbow.
And his Dad is taking him to the Rainbow Room, giving him drugs on the weekend, and sleeping until 2pm with his underage girlfriends. But don't worry, he leaves him bus money to get school and a skateboard to get home - the skateboard making him a better more awesome skater than the famed Lords of Dogtown, by the way. Because they were doing it to be cool, but he was just awesome naturally. I would feel bad for the poor guy for having such a waste of a parent, but all he does is wax poetic about how awesome Dad was and he is such a little badass for being made into Daddy's little drug mule as a prepubescent.
The way he talks about his early and rampant drug use is prideful versus caution tale-esque. And don't even get me started out how he talks about women and sex. The way he tells us about his earliest sexual exploits sounded less like a suave ladies man and more like a desperate band geek trying to convince the flute section that he had a threesome with two Brazilian models the night prior.
I've decided to stop here before I hate all the Peppers' music forever as a result. Find me at View all comments.
Aug 16, Ivan rated it really liked it. View all 7 comments. So sue me I'm a sucker for a celebrity biography, especially one packed with lurid details of drug use and ill-advised sexual escapades. And, I love the Chili Peppers, so this book was irresistible to me. I learned a little about Anthony Kiedis' song-writing process, which was nice. Unfortunately, I also learned that he is a selfish prick with a stunning lack of self-awareness.
But, hey, it's only rock-n-roll, right? View all 15 comments. Apr 10, F rated it it was amazing Shelves: usa , famous-people. View all 4 comments. Jan 14, Kate rated it did not like it Recommends it for: noone. This is the most self indulgent, poorly written pap I have ever had the misfortune to purchase at an airport bookshop. Despite the millions of copies sold, as proclaimed on the cover, it failed to impress. Anthony Keidis happily retells how he wasted his life on drugs, screwed and screwed over countless women, friends and collegaues and ended up alone - not even his closest friend Flea talks to him any more.
I am annoyed by the fact that any percentage of the money I paid for this book will go to This is the most self indulgent, poorly written pap I have ever had the misfortune to purchase at an airport bookshop. I am annoyed by the fact that any percentage of the money I paid for this book will go to Keidis.
He has done nothing for the betterment of humanity despite millions of dollars, instead he wasted it away and has seemingly no regrets.
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It was released in by Hyperion and authored by Kiedis with Larry Sloman , who compiled information and conducted interviews. The book reached No. An E-book version is also available. The book follows Kiedis' life from his birth in to early It follows Kiedis into the depth of his experiences with drug addiction.