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Anthony Kiedis

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I love the Chili Peppers, but this was a hard read. For fans of the band, the only reason you want to slog through this is to learn the story of all the personnel changes and get an intimate look at the RHCP songwriting process. At its worst, though (and this is probably two-thirds of the book), "Scar Tissue" is a (forgive me) blow-by-blow account of Kiedis' drug use and sex life. His trip out of addiction is interesting, no doubt, but the book reads more like a chronological diary of hedonism at times instead of the narrative of redemption it so wants to be.… (mer)
 
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Byakhee | 27 andra recensioner | Feb 21, 2024 |
Anyone coming for an autobiography of the Red Hot Chili Peppers might be a little disappointed in this book. Kiedis focuses more on his personal journey through life, and especially on his formative adolescent years. The Chili Peppers are a part of his life, to be sure, but this story is truly Anthony's personal struggles to be a sober, straight-living man.

Anthony spends a significant amount of the book on his teenaged years. He was essentially his father's roommate (not his son, not his "charge) in Los Angeles from the age of 12. He experienced more drugs and debauchery before the age of 18 than most people could live through in their entire life. In describing his experiences, however, Kiedis used an inviting tone; he never bragged about his exploits or tried to paint himself in an excessively rosy light. He simply invited the reader along to explore his personal experiences and emotions.

Scar Tissue is truly a book about drug addiction, about the lifelong slippery slope of trying to obtain (and maintain) sobriety. It is amazing that Kiedis can keep his dozens of periods of abuse and relapse straight in his mind, much less transform them into a compelling narrative journey for the reader. Life on drugs was in no way glamorous--Kiedis spent many years at rock bottom, barely surviving, and scrounging for his existence. He also fooled many people about his drug use, and managed to escape any arrest or scrutiny for possession. Reading about how Kiedis has to consider and seize his sobriety each and every day (he's been clean since 24 December 2000) will surely inspire anyone who is struggling with their own personal demons.
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b00kdarling87 | 27 andra recensioner | Jan 7, 2024 |
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis really hit home with me, despite my lack of being an addict. It was raw and truthful, and full of amazing stories that I couldn't even believe. I've always loved the Red Hot Chili Peppers but after reading this, I undoubtedly love them even more.
 
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wnderyrs | 27 andra recensioner | Dec 24, 2023 |
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis really hit home with me, despite my lack of being an addict. It was raw and truthful, and full of amazing stories that I couldn't even believe. I've always loved the Red Hot Chili Peppers but after reading this, I undoubtedly love them even more.
 
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wnderyrs | 27 andra recensioner | Dec 24, 2023 |

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ISBN
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