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ISBN13: 9781401307455
ISBN10: 1401307450
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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 1983, four self-described "knuckleheads" burst out of the mosh-pitted mosaic of the neo-punk rock scene in L.A. with their own unique brand of cosmic hardcore mayhem funk. 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.

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"[W]hile 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." Publishers Weekly

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"Thoughtful, candid, and entertaining." GQ

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"Kiedis's narrative of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' dues-paying years is vivid and inspiring." Newsweek

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This "New York Times" bestseller by the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a compelling story of the price of success and excess, dedication and debauchery, intrigue and integrity, and recklessness and redemption that could only come from the world of rock.

About the Author

Anthony Kiedis is the lead singer of the rock group the Red Hot Chili Peppers, one of the most beloved bands in the world. Kiedis lives in the Los Angeles, California, area.

Larry Sloman, a.k.a. "Ratso," is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate in sociology. He has written for Rolling Stone and was editor-in-chief of High Times and National Lampoon, He collaborated with Howard Stern on the bestselling Miss America and Private Parts and is the author of a biography of Abbie Hoffman. He lives in New York City.

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Christin, August 19, 2012 (view all comments by Christin)
How is he not dead? Seriously, how? I've always loved the Chili Peppers' music, but now I'm even more amazed by it. It's a miracle they lived long enough to make it, nevermind actually pulling themselves together enough to make it so *good*!

I thought this was a very unflinching, honest account of a life hard lived. The writing style was engaging and relatable. I appreciated how he managed to quite clearly explain his thought processes at various points in his life, without glamorizing the drug use and chaos and without making excuses or blaming anyone other than himself. I've lost a cousin to drugs, so I feel like I can kind of understand his mindset better now than I could back when he was alive (he never had the way with words that Anthony does). Hopefully looking back over his life in the process of writing this book will have given Anthony some perspective and further motivation to stay clean.
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Nevis_89, August 15, 2008 (view all comments by Nevis_89)
Oh,friends, i'm want to read it very and very much, but i haven't an opportunity to do it, i can't buy it and i speak english very bad, and there is no such book in my country, i'm from central asia...(((
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swizzle stick, February 6, 2007 (view all comments by swizzle stick)
Engaging memoir. Incredible how Kiedis survives.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401307455
Author:
Anthony Kiedis and Larry Sloman
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
With:
Sloman, Larry Ratso
With:
Sloman, Larry
Author:
Kiedis, Anthony
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 15.36 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 480 pages Hyperion Books - English 9781401307455 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[W]hile 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." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Thoughtful, candid, and entertaining."
"Review" by , "Kiedis's narrative of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' dues-paying years is vivid and inspiring."
"Synopsis" by , This "New York Times" bestseller by the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a compelling story of the price of success and excess, dedication and debauchery, intrigue and integrity, and recklessness and redemption that could only come from the world of rock.
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