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Acid For The Children by Flea
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it was amazing
bookshelves: giveaways, autobiographies-memoirs

[I got an ARC via a goodreads giveaway]
This definitely was not what I was expecting from a rock ’n’ roll hall of famer. It is an unusually self-aware, non-self serving autobiography. Instead of regaling you with romanticized stories of sex, drugs, and alcohol Flea lets you into his mind as he dealt with his very dysfunctional family (severe emotional neglect among other issues) from when he ran the streets as a child to using hard drugs to show what really happens in the head of many musicians. The book is made up of short chapters (3-4 pages each), that are well written but emotionally heavy. The book ends just as the RHCP begins; so don’t expect stories from those days.
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Reading Progress

August 23, 2019 – Shelved
August 23, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
September 22, 2019 – Started Reading
September 28, 2019 – Shelved as: giveaways
September 28, 2019 – Shelved as: autobiographies-memoirs
September 28, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Michele Gardiner I've ordered it and can't wait to read it. Yes, Flea (Michael Balzary) is a very thoughtful man. He's my client (I build recording equipment) and have learned about his interests in esoteric jazz, the environment and children's charities. He has a music school my daughter used to attend, and every year he holds fundraisers so that children who can't afford music lessons can attend his school.

Looking forward to reading this.


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