I'm a big fan of Red Hot Chilli Pepper but this book is very very boring: Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2018. This actually ended up with me feeling much more sympathetic towards him than if he'd just been saying how awful he'd been with no attempt at apology, OR constant explanations along the lines of "yes I was awful but only b. Scar Tissue. He basically knew the right people, had connections and hit it big. ‘Scar Tissue’ is the autobiography of Anthony Kiedis. The main characters of this non fiction, music story are Anthony Kiedis,. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Go on another drug bender. These may be viable options if you … There's also a lot of wild stuff about AK's childhood before flea to make this a worthy read. There was no real feeling of remorse or regret for all the drug use and fucked up behavior and infidelity. Go to rehab. For fans of the band this book was written after the album Californication, which represented the band’s resurgence and ushered in their platinum decade. Hachette Books; Reprint edition (October 19, 2005), Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2018. Read more Read less Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Scar Tissue. I must admit before reading this book i was under the impression that Anthony Kiedis was a bit of an egotistical, pretty face whose autobiography would just be about how wonderful he was and what a fantastic lifestyle he has. A realllllyyyyyy complicated process of reading this book, I really made up variuos reason how to escape "The Scar Tissue", that's why I read it for a really long time for me, 9 days, ouch! The two books kinda go hand in hand. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. 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 … Scar Tissue is the autobiography of Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis. Go on another drug bender. basically, anthony kiedis has been one of my celeb crushes through the years. Every single girl he sleeps with & writes about in this book is called some variation of a magical-pixie-angel-sex goddess-special unicorn-rainbow-fairie, and it gets to be a bit endearing. And I was not a fan of the narrator they used. This one continues further chronologically into the life of the band, rather than ending right as they form the band. "hey everybody! Is there enough variety here? Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2017. Please try again. 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. I'll be honest, I'm not a huge Chili Peppers fan, my kid is. This book has everything you could possibly ask for; it made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me sad and it made me profoundly happy. After all, momma loves her some Rock God grit. he gets caught in a very vicious cycle of women, drugs, music, death, and trips to exotic places. Seems like they lived parallel lives for many many years. having never stuck a needle into my arm, i can only imagine the rush of "china white" into my system. His autobiography is the story of a narcissistic characterless hustler, written by a narcissistic characterless hustler. I dunno how to explain, maybe it's the Tony Kiedis charm or his Lithuanian roots, but I truly felt the change of him, the more mature and responsible version of him. But with a compelling enough story(with all that money and drugs it's got to be worth a few pages) I'd recommend. Something went wrong. Publisher's Summary. After dropping out, Kiedis had an offer to open for a friend's band, so he got together with friends Flea, Hillel Slovak, and Jack Irons and eventually formed the Red Hot Chili Peppers, for whom he writes almost all of the lyrics. A pretty fascinating, no-holds-barred look into the life of the vocalist of one of my favourite bands. There's a problem loading this menu right now. “That’s what I love a. I'll be honest, I'm not a huge Chili Peppers fan, my kid is. The way this was written was very matter of fact. They call it getting high, because it's wanting to know that higher level, that godlike level. I can't recommend this book to anyone. When I first started reading this book I thought to myself what a self involved asshole! Both were self-destructive semi-insane nihilists whose appetite for excess drove them to the edge (Morrison slipped over while Kiedis crawled back to write this engaging, moving testimonial). The book reached No. My wife cautiously recommended it as “airport reading.” Free download or read online Scar Tissue pdf (ePUB) book. The Dali insists that a picture be taken with them both on Tony's camera. The main complaint with the book overall is Kiedis' constant, almost boastful, commentary. An Open Letter to Reviewers of Scar Tissue, Patti Smith Talks About Creativity and the Stories that Take Root. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look. Go on a drug bender. I could not wait for this book to end. They acted as stubborn children fighting to break each other's will. i dont imagine that most drug abuser's experience are similar to tony's. October 19th 2005 Unfortunately, I also learned that he is a selfish prick with a stunning lack of self-awareness. He played the hand he was dealt. This is possibly the first ever memoir.autobiography I've come across where the author not only admits how awful he may have been at points, but also makes no excuses for it. Eew. Rehab. I think for that reason alone this is worth a read rather than just acid for the children. Someone shares his life with you in a very candid and open way, how can you not love that? Please try again. These sections never cease to be at least somewhat entertaining. In Scar Tissue, Kiedis proves himself to be as compelling a memoirist as he is a lyricist, giving us a searingly honest account of the life from which his music has … The main complaint with the book overall is Kiedis' constant, almost boastful, commentary. He goes into a lot of detail about his relationships and how he recognised his character flaws and knew how important it is to work through them. What a big fat LIAR, gee, maybe if you posted that picture I would have bought this load of horse crap. The Red Hots are definitely not known for his voice, try the funky band, and by that I mean Flea. Are you kidding me?? It's amazing he's still alive & looks so great, all things considered. having never stuck a needle into my arm, i can only imagine the rush of "china white" into my system. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Unfortunately, in my humble opinion, Anthony Keidis is far from Rock God status. An audiobook version, read by actor Rider Strong, was released by Phoenix Audio on June 30, 2006. I LOVE Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but man this book was tedious. You want to touch the heavens, you want to feel glory and euphoria, but the trick is it takes work. Scar Tissueis Anthony Kiedis's searingly honest memoir of a life spent in the fast lane. Ignatieff’s second novel, it was nominated to the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize. Make a record, tour. READ. And, I love the Chili Peppers, so this book was irresistible to me. The audiobook quality was pure crap. He mentioned in the relationship with the last girl in the book (there's so many l don't remember the names) that when they argued, it was always so juvenile. I get older, they stay the same age.” No, Anthony wasn't cool enough to pen that quote himself, but he was pathetic enough to live it over and over and over again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I t. yes, they're very different. The more interesting story in this autobio is that of John Frusciante - when is HE gonna write his memoirs? To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. It's very repetitive which is expected considering that this is all classic addict behavior but for me personally it wasn't fun to read because there is no climax. It was described as: “powerful Alzheimer's novel [that is] searing and autobiographical” by Marsha Lederman. Whew... had to put it down for a bit because I was having nightmares where Anthony Kiedis was chasing me because he thought I had his drugs. However, he would never look at a woman twice because according to him, he prefers 16 year old jail bate. Was Kiedis lucky? It's just one big trainwreck with no redeemable characters. I am just finishing the book and I would say AK is resilient, not lucky. There are some parallels between Kiedis and Morrison. THAT kind of dirty... like i needed to go scrub the images from my mind each time i put the book down! Purchase options Better World Books. And I agree with the reviews who felt like this was a book of bragging. Whether he's honoring the influence of the beautiful, strong women who have been his muses or remembering the roaring crowds of Woodstock and the Dalai Lama's humble compound, Kiedis shares a compelling story about the price of success and excess. An E-book version is also available. Scar Tissue: A Brady Coyne Novel (Brady Coyne Novels) by Tapply, William G. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. The writing isn't very difficult to follow, as this book reads like someone telling you their life story. “That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. ‎Scar Tissue is the first novel in a projected series of detective/mysteries in the spirit of Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker. Learn about your favourite bands, famous politicians, everyday heroes and iconic figures with BIG W's selection of biography books. This is an honest account of a troubled life, that tells in all detail of his life as a child with his drug dealing dad to his slow rise to fame. The only problem I found while reading this book was the fact that Kiedis is such a lucky pretentious fuck. No regard for other people. by Nicole on May 27, 2019. Welcome back. Robert “Lucky” Lucas, a fifty year old retired police Detective and widow from Southern California, has relocated in San Francisco to be near his son’s f… A must read for all Chili Pepper's fan's. At the heart of Michael Ignatieff's riveting novel about a woman's descent into Alzheimer's are the tangled threads of a Midwestern family, frayed by time and tragedy yet still connected - as much by pride, embarrassed love, and sibling rivalry as by the painful ties of family loyalty. The first quarter of this book is a hair-raising adventure. So basically Kiedis' memoirs are pretty much by the books for a 90's Rock Star--plenty of drugs, and plenty of women. While it was an easy read, it really wasn't very well written or structured. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. As lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has lived life on the razor's edge. 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