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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17,589 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Kiedis Narrator: Rider Strong Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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As lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has lived life on the razor's edge. Much has been written about him, but until now we've only had his songs as clues to his experience from the inside. 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 evolved.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are that rare breed of rock band: critically lauded and popularly embraced by millions of fans, their albums consistently sell into the stratosphere - their CD Californication sold over 13 million copies alone.

Now, in Scar Tissue, Anthony Kiedis defies the rock star clichés. In his telling, we can see everything he has done has been part of a passionate journey. Kiedis is a man in love with everything - the darkness, the death, the disease. Even his descent into drug addiction was a part of that journey; another element that he has transformed into art. Scar Tissue is a fascinating account of a fast-lane life, addiction, and a moving story of eventual recovery and redemption.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yaffama | 2/20/2014

    " Easy fun read, especially if a fan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Howell | 2/19/2014

    " I'm no RHCP fan, nor am I an Anthony Kiedis fan. I can't say this book helped me appreciate either in the end. I'm always fascinated by drug bios that delve into the depth of despair and this book doesn't disappoint on that front, but I'm also always looking for a good look into the music in a rock bio and felt like it all took a serious back seat to the drug abuse. I suppose that's par for the course here, but all I can say is it just ended up not being very enjoyable as a result. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/12/2014

    " An easy read. Great if you love looking behind the scenes into a musicians lifestyle. It really explains a lot about the Chili Peppers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christopher | 2/2/2014

    " Riminded me of iggy Pop - but it is pretty much a typical story of self-destruction + rejunination so typical in American Pop music (ok, but he was grunge) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tree | 1/22/2014

    " First of all, I am a huge fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But this read surprised me in a good way. It's sort of what you would anticipate, a story about a junkie musician and his life of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll, but it's more than that. It is very intense and there are passages in it where I actually felt like I was high, it was so descriptive, so raw and so honest at times it was riveting. The pain of his addiction is so real reading it was uncomfortable. There are several twists and turns in the story that have you on edge. Without saying too much, there are some important family ties that give his tale a lot of heart, depth, even anguish. You know he's alive, but you are still afraid he is going to die. It is entertaining too. As a bonus the bands history and all the adversity that nearly devoured them turned out to be a catalyst for some of the most amazing Rock-N-Roll every made. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wm | 12/11/2013

    " heroin...crack...heroin...ego....fire this guy....heroin...do this beautiful girl...do that beautiful girl...more heroin....write some songs...Anthony is just too self indulgent to be very interesting...It would be nice if he thought about somebody but himself. maybe that's too much to expect from a rock star. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heath | 12/7/2013

    " Couldn't put this book down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey Thiessen | 12/5/2013

    " Probably biased cause I hate their music, but this isn't the most interesting rock bio you will ever read. At times the drug tales actually border on glamorizing, but really Kiedis isn't interesting/talented enough of a guy to warrant a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/4/2013

    " Wow. I had no idea Anthony Kiedis was such a JUNKIE! Sad but interesting read.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhiannon | 11/26/2013

    " What a great insight into Anthony Kiedis' crazy wild world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Jordan | 11/20/2013

    " This should probably be three stars but I have a soft spot for this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 eprptegshtgn | 11/2/2013

    " interesting to see the story behind the music. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dwayne Vick | 10/27/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. He has had a very interesting life. Love RHCP too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bailee | 5/4/2013

    " Loved it could not put it down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hoy Kim | 4/28/2013

    " Scar Tissue is a book my friend recommended for me. This book is a autobiography by Anthony Kiedis who is the singer in Red Hot Chili Peppers with Larry Sloman who helped him write the book. Through this book, I learned about his life style and how he was raised since he was 3. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riyaan | 1/15/2013

    " Harrowing, gritty, deep. Like vein-deep. I had no idea of his literary prowess, apart from his music - and was thoroughly impressed and shocked at the same time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 10/21/2012

    " Excellent book, a fantastic insight to the life of a rock an roll star! extremely honest account of Kiedis's life and his struggle with drugs and alcohol. highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tommy | 6/24/2012

    " This book is amazing, if you have any interest in rock n' roll bands then this book is a good choice. Anthony Kiedes battles throughout the whole book with his addiction to drugs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cath | 1/21/2012

    " Refreshingly honest account of his life and struggle with addiction. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Mason | 11/4/2011

    " Well written insightful look at one mans fight with addiction & fame "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Martin | 10/24/2011

    " Another great biography by a compelling man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Henkhaus | 10/16/2011

    " Well, I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers, so I just had to read this book. And after reading it I have just grown to love them and enjoy them even more. I would reccomend this book to any Red Hot fan out there "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith Happeny | 6/30/2011

    " This book was so well written. I am so happy that Anthony Kiedis as recovered from his addictions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacey | 6/25/2011

    " By far the best, most honest auto-biography I've read. Keidis doesn't try to portray his life in anything but the truth. A gripping tale of addiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniella | 6/22/2011

    " I liked this book but it was very long. Also, it seemed very repetitive in terms of his relapsing; it was the same thing over and over. Overall, it was an interesting read - especiallay for any RHCP fans. Anthony is a likable guy though so you hope for happy ending for him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lane | 6/17/2011

    " A very exciting autobiography with an important message at the end. Also, a very insightful read if you are a Chili Peppers fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 6/17/2011

    " Bloody brilliant! One of the best books I've ever read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eryn | 6/15/2011

    " interesting read, learned a lot and gained even more respect for not just anthony, but the rest of the chili peppers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 6/14/2011

    " wow. these people did a LOT of drugs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 6/12/2011

    " Another great biography by a compelling man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy | 6/2/2011

    " Five stars. Maybe I'm partial because I love RHCP, but this book actually quite good. Should have paid more attention to a few parts.

    Read it on a trip through Europe with some old friends, and whenever I read it now I'm transported back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Davetta | 6/1/2011

    " What can I say....I love Anthony. And, this is one of the best accounts of the disease of addiction written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 5/26/2011

    " Quite possibly my favorite book ever read, simply because of the honesty and the sh** that this guy has been through. I'm a HUGE RHCP fan, but you need not be one to enjoy this book.

    It's basically Anthony's story from childhood- and all the craziness in-between. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/23/2011

    " I never brought into the "character" and seeing this is a memoir that's a problem. I found him self absorbed, unapologising and unrealistic (e.g. "My experimentation with drugs", really? I'd consider you a drug user). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 5/19/2011

    " HATED the RHCP until I read this book! A friend FORCED me to read it and I now love love love the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Anthony Keidis. I definitely recommend this book to everyone "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karina | 5/15/2011

    " This is a really a strong book. but it is really good either way its based on the life on one of the red hot chili peppers and how Anthony's life was as he was growing up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 5/14/2011

    " Excellent. Started reading it when i was incarcerated for a short time and couldnt put it down. It's Anthony writing mainly about his addiction to heroin and cocaine. the many time he became sober only to use again. The woman in his life whom he loved. And the death of his bandmate from aoverdose. "

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