Acid for the Children

Acid for the Children

A Memoir

Book - 2019
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The iconic bassist and co-founder of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally his fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star. Please Note: The following title was included in a previous Bestseller list; libraries may need to re-order.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: 2019
ISBN: 9781455530533
Branch Call Number: 787.87166 FLE 2019-10
Characteristics: 379 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm


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Aug 14, 2020

I didn't know Flea from Adam but I loved this book! His writing drew me in and perfectly made me understand everything he feels about his past as it informed his present (and future, presumably). After reading the book I got on Youtube and found both interviews with and performances by him. His intelligence and musical skill are more than impressive.

Jul 17, 2020

If you're looking for tales of groupies and sex, this isn't the book for you. It isn't about the Chili Peppers, but about Flea's childhood. Yes, there's drug use, but this is more a book about one man's quest to find love and his place in the world. Not your typical rock and roll memoir, but entertaining. I can't imagine running loose in LA during the seventies, unsupervised and up to no good. What a life!

May 02, 2020

Flea threatens a second book. Please no. I love books about musicians and have probably read 50, but someone should have stepped in and proposed a different path for this. If he had a ghost writer, they should have been fired. If he didn't, the editors should have forced one on him. I was surprised this ever made it to print. If you love to read, love music, and love good writing, best to move on.

Feb 26, 2020

This book is quite surprising. It seems to assume that the reader knows that Flea is the bass player in the band The Red Hot Chili Peppers and puts little effort into describing that lifestyle. Instead it poetically, with distinct a meter and tone, describes the man-child that would become the Flea you thought you knew..

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