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Scar Tissue is the autobiography of Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis. It was released in by Hyperion and authored by Kiedis with Larry. Start by marking “Scar Tissue” as Want to Read: 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. Anthony Kiedis is a musician and the lead singer of. Scar Tissue [Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman] on bestthing.info Scar Tissue and millions of other books are available for instant access. view site eBook | view .


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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. For a musician who has spent the better half of his Add Audible book to your download for just $ Deliver to. Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. It's sad and desperate and nearly destroys his relationships, his career and his life many times. At its heart, Scar Tissue is indeed a drug book.

To ask other readers questions about Scar Tissue , please sign up. Was Kiedis lucky? I think he is really talented, but it seems to me that he got into the RHCP thing by luck. He also met a lot of famous people by just living in LA. Com I am just finishing the book and I would say AK is resilient, not lucky. He played the hand he was dealt. Did you know he was an honor roll student …more I am just finishing the book and I would say AK is resilient, not lucky.

Did you know he was an honor roll student the whole time his was in HS? Luck, no. Hard work: See 2 questions about Scar Tissue…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. DNF 55 pages I just can't do this. I can't listen to this egotistical asshat talk about himself and how his awesome dipshit of a father hand fed him pot and quaaludes at age 11 and "introduced" him to sex at age 12 by letting him bang his Dad's 18 year old girlfriend.

Because better than everyone else. And because rockstar. Here is a quote to show you what reading this is like: I'd go to their houses and see their dads come home from their office buildings and not have any time or energy or compassion for their kids. They just sat their and drank their whiskey and smoked their cigars and read their paper and went to bed.

That didn't seem like a much better option. Trying to get some sleep so I'd be rested for school the next day while people were having sex on the couch and shooting cocaine and cranking the stereo was definitely not a mundane reality. But it was mine. On school nights, I'd stay home, but Spider [aka Dad] would be right at his power table at the Rainbow. And his Dad is taking him to the Rainbow Room, giving him drugs on the weekend, and sleeping until 2pm with his underage girlfriends.

But don't worry, he leaves him bus money to get school and a skateboard to get home - the skateboard making him a better more awesome skater than the famed Lords of Dogtown, by the way.

Because they were doing it to be cool, but he was just awesome naturally. I would feel bad for the poor guy for having such a waste of a parent, but all he does is wax poetic about how awesome Dad was and he is such a little badass for being made into Daddy's little drug mule as a prepubescent. The way he talks about his early and rampant drug use is prideful versus caution tale-esque.

And don't even get me started out how he talks about women and sex. The way he tells us about his earliest sexual exploits sounded less like a suave ladies man and more like a desperate band geek trying to convince the flute section that he had a threesome with two Brazilian models the night prior. I've decided to stop here before I hate all the Peppers' music forever as a result.

Find me at: View all comments. Aug 16, Ivan rated it really liked it. View all 6 comments. Oct 28, Ana O added it Shelves: I give up.

Anthony Kiedis, go put a dollar in the douche jar. A self-absorbed narcissist. Some of the things he said about his bandmates were uncalled for. Very petty. Oh well. I still like his music. Rock stars have taught me so much. View all 47 comments. So sue me I'm a sucker for a celebrity biography, especially one packed with lurid details of drug use and ill-advised sexual escapades.

And, I love the Chili Peppers, so this book was irresistible to me. I learned a little about Anthony Kiedis' song-writing process, which was nice. Unfortunately, I also learned that he is a selfish prick with a stunning lack of self-awareness. But, hey, it's only rock-n-roll, right? View all 14 comments. Apr 10, F rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 4 comments.

Oct 07, Jonathan Ashleigh rated it it was ok. I am pretty sure Anthony Kiedis had a relationship with Flea which he does not describe and he had plenty of pages on which he could have, too many pages. View all 3 comments. Apr 25, John rated it it was amazing.

I grew up too early for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. My college age son raves about them, calling them the new Doors which makes their lead singer Anthony Kiedis the equivalent of a modern Jim Morrison. There are some parallels between Kiedis and Morrison. Both crafted mind-numbing lyrics in the City of Light, trolling the back alleys, canyons and mountain retreats of the West Side. Both may have qualified as "erotic politicians", Morrison's clever depiction of the Doors to a stunned and befuddled I grew up too early for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Both may have qualified as "erotic politicians", Morrison's clever depiction of the Doors to a stunned and befuddled media. Both were self-destructive semi-insane nihilists whose appetite for excess drove them to the edge Morrison slipped over while Kiedis crawled back to write this engaging, moving testimonial.

Having read at least 50 rock bios over the course of my life the lifestyle, decadence and the road are can do you in.. This book was funny, insane, tragic, inspiring The tales from the early days of the Hollywood punk scene, the overdose death of Hillel Slovak, the bouts with rehab, the disappointments, the descriptions of lyrics and personal struggles This is an incredible band The RHCPs belong in the same genre.

I never bought into the phenom of rap music But the RHCP converted me Not your run of the mill tribe of nihilistic LA punks. I recently learned that Flea actually went back to study at USC in his forties.

A worthy read. Jan 14, Kate rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This is the most self indulgent, poorly written pap I have ever had the misfortune to download at an airport bookshop.

Despite the millions of copies sold, as proclaimed on the cover, it failed to impress. Anthony Keidis happily retells how he wasted his life on drugs, screwed and screwed over countless women, friends and collegaues and ended up alone - not even his closest friend Flea talks to him any more. I am annoyed by the fact that any percentage of the money I paid for this book will go to This is the most self indulgent, poorly written pap I have ever had the misfortune to download at an airport bookshop.

I am annoyed by the fact that any percentage of the money I paid for this book will go to Keidis. He has done nothing for the betterment of humanity despite millions of dollars, instead he wasted it away and has seemingly no regrets. If I can stop a single person reading this book my job is done. View all 32 comments. When I first started reading this book I thought to myself what a self involved asshole!

In fact I had to have a little pep talk with myself so I could carry on reading. He effectively wrote himself as the villain of the piece and he doesn't seem to have realized it. I also just could not get over the fact that not once did he condemn his father who essentially got him into doing drugs at age 11 but would make snippy little comments about band mates and girlfriends at every turn for relatively inconsequential things.

But most amazing to me was that a man who clearly sees himself as a modern day poet wrote a page book about himself and didn't include one introspective or self analytically thought! All in all I would have given this book 5 stars had the continuous cycle of drug abuse and rehab not gotten a little monotonous. View all 7 comments.

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Susan Thoder I'm halfway through. I was hoping he would pull through and grow up in the end Max Burns Same reason I continued reading.

Book becomes so much more interesting when you take the view of psycho analysis of keidis 5 hours, 21 min ago. Sep 23, Bre rated it it was amazing Shelves: Let's say right now that I loved this book and I can't understand why so many people dogged on it so badly. If you can't stand the drugs-rehab-drugs-rehab seemingly endless cycle that exists in most of these memoirs, don't read them because that's how it generally works before something finally sticks.

However, everyone has a different take on their own recovery and this one is the one that resonated the most with me. After I read Dave Navarro's book a few years back, the whole 'recovery-memoir' Let's say right now that I loved this book and I can't understand why so many people dogged on it so badly. After I read Dave Navarro's book a few years back, the whole 'recovery-memoir' thing left a really bad taste in my mouth, because in his book he suddenly jumps from rock-bottom to perfect life with his supermodel girlfriend and had a whole preachy vibe about the whole thing.

You are solely responsible for your own recovery through your level of commitment. You can't half-ass it and expect results. But some people need to hear it. I found it weird that I liked it so much, considering I'm very much attracted to reading about the crazy exploits and crash-and-burn lifestyles of celebs with little-to-no resolution.

That's why I've loved for so many years and keep re-reading Marilyn Manson's book over and over and over. I guess that says something about me and my own position in life, as well.

View 2 comments. So, where do I start? A realllllyyyyyy complicated process of reading this book, I really made up variuos reason how to escape "The Scar Tissue", that's why I read it for a really long time for me, 9 days, ouch! But, you know, the last 10 pages really worked for me. I dunno how to explain, maybe it's the Tony Kiedis charm or his Lithuanian roots, but I truly felt the change of him, the more mature and responsible version of him.

But let's start from the beginning So, it doesn't matter how cool So, where do I start? So, it doesn't matter how cool, high or sexy you think you are, you will never reach the level of Anthony Kiedis, in a bad meaning mostly. That's the theme of this book for me. What really pissed me off while reading, is that I couldn't find the narrative structure. I did this; then I did that; then this; then that; oh, and repeat it.

This is really the worst aspect of this book. Oh bro, it's about the Peppers! It should represent them in the best way! They write, sing and perform fascinating music, I, myself, am not a real fan of them, but I like them, I sometimes listen to their songs. I can compare this book to a really untasty candy, which has a yummy filling, but too small to get me high.

The untasty piece: All insane drug usage, clueless relationships with teenagers and women and pointless abstinence make a mess and leave an unpleasant taste, which lasts for the biggest part of the book for me.

The tasty piece: While showing himself as a selfish, unkind and destructive person in the past, Anthony Kiedis still managed to turn into a kind, generous and lovable character I don't say "man", 'cause there's a possibility that this book can be just too good to be true. It just left a good feeling inside me, when I finished reading this book. All in all, it is an interesting story about a great band and its leader, but Anthony Kiedis didn't suit me as the best choice to present it.

But anyway View all 10 comments. Aug 05, Bkilpatrick rated it liked it Recommends it for: Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, fan's of memoirs, people who are intersted in rock and roll lifestyles.

First and foremost, this book is very easy to read. Whereas some books I have read I needed to be in a certain mood to enjoy them, I read this book at a variety of different times.

The writing isn't very difficult to follow, as this book reads like someone telling you their life story. At pages, it really does not leave much of Anthony Kiedis' life out. At times it is slow and drags just a bit and others the the plot kind of gets redundant like when it describes him kicking heroin and cocai First and foremost, this book is very easy to read.

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At times it is slow and drags just a bit and others the the plot kind of gets redundant like when it describes him kicking heroin and cocaine only to relapse again and again.

This isn't because of the writing because you do realize that this of course is how his life was at that point. I personally felt bad for the guy and couldn't help but feel horrible for the guy when he struggled to get his life back together.

The book isn't all horrid descriptions of drug addiction, however. At the heart of the story is how music ran strong through this guy's life as he grew as a person. That and the brotherhood between the members of the band he is still a part of. The book is about friendship and how the ups and downs over the years shaped the band and how they inspired the amazing songs they produced. My only real concern is that Antony Kiedis 'quit' doing drugs 'for the last time' fairly late into the book.

While I'm sure he's become a much stronger person over the past couple decades, I of course worry about the man relapsing. Kiedis had no idea what to do without his friend. His death only made matters worse, and caused him to do more and more hardcore drugs. Later on, he reveals that he was not actually clean, as he claimed at the time, during the late-nineties Californication era of the band's existence.

He states his new clean date is December 24, The book reports very specific dates, such as when Kiedis was conceived. People were reading it in hospitals, in prisons and schools and it was having a positive effect. Anthony Kiedis. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Scar Tissue , please sign up. Was Kiedis lucky? I think he is really talented, but it seems to me that he got into the RHCP thing by luck. He also met a lot of famous people by just living in LA. Com I am just finishing the book and I would say AK is resilient, not lucky. He played the hand he was dealt. Did you know he was an honor roll student …more I am just finishing the book and I would say AK is resilient, not lucky.

Did you know he was an honor roll student the whole time his was in HS? Luck, no. Hard work: See 2 questions about Scar Tissue….

Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. DNF 55 pages I just can't do this. I can't listen to this egotistical asshat talk about himself and how his awesome dipshit of a father hand fed him pot and quaaludes at age 11 and "introduced" him to sex at age 12 by letting him bang his Dad's 18 year old girlfriend.

Because better than everyone else. And because rockstar. Here is a quote to show you what reading this is like: I'd go to their houses and see their dads come home from their office buildings and not have any time or energy or compassion for their kids. They just sat their and drank their whiskey and smoked their cigars and read their paper and went to bed. That didn't seem like a much better option. Trying to get some sleep so I'd be rested for school the next day while people were having sex on the couch and shooting cocaine and cranking the stereo was definitely not a mundane reality.

But it was mine. On school nights, I'd stay home, but Spider [aka Dad] would be right at his power table at the Rainbow. And his Dad is taking him to the Rainbow Room, giving him drugs on the weekend, and sleeping until 2pm with his underage girlfriends.

But don't worry, he leaves him bus money to get school and a skateboard to get home - the skateboard making him a better more awesome skater than the famed Lords of Dogtown, by the way. Because they were doing it to be cool, but he was just awesome naturally.

I would feel bad for the poor guy for having such a waste of a parent, but all he does is wax poetic about how awesome Dad was and he is such a little badass for being made into Daddy's little drug mule as a prepubescent. The way he talks about his early and rampant drug use is prideful versus caution tale-esque. And don't even get me started out how he talks about women and sex. The way he tells us about his earliest sexual exploits sounded less like a suave ladies man and more like a desperate band geek trying to convince the flute section that he had a threesome with two Brazilian models the night prior.

I've decided to stop here before I hate all the Peppers' music forever as a result. Find me at: View all comments. Aug 16, Ivan rated it really liked it. View all 6 comments. Oct 28, Ana O added it Shelves: I give up. Anthony Kiedis, go put a dollar in the douche jar. A self-absorbed narcissist. Some of the things he said about his bandmates were uncalled for. Very petty. Oh well. I still like his music.

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Rock stars have taught me so much. View all 47 comments. So sue me I'm a sucker for a celebrity biography, especially one packed with lurid details of drug use and ill-advised sexual escapades.

And, I love the Chili Peppers, so this book was irresistible to me. I learned a little about Anthony Kiedis' song-writing process, which was nice. Unfortunately, I also learned that he is a selfish prick with a stunning lack of self-awareness.

But, hey, it's only rock-n-roll, right? View all 14 comments. Apr 10, F rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 4 comments. Oct 07, Jonathan Ashleigh rated it it was ok. I am pretty sure Anthony Kiedis had a relationship with Flea which he does not describe and he had plenty of pages on which he could have, too many pages. View all 3 comments. Apr 25, John rated it it was amazing. I grew up too early for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

My college age son raves about them, calling them the new Doors which makes their lead singer Anthony Kiedis the equivalent of a modern Jim Morrison. There are some parallels between Kiedis and Morrison. Both crafted mind-numbing lyrics in the City of Light, trolling the back alleys, canyons and mountain retreats of the West Side. Both may have qualified as "erotic politicians", Morrison's clever depiction of the Doors to a stunned and befuddled I grew up too early for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Both may have qualified as "erotic politicians", Morrison's clever depiction of the Doors to a stunned and befuddled media.

Both were self-destructive semi-insane nihilists whose appetite for excess drove them to the edge Morrison slipped over while Kiedis crawled back to write this engaging, moving testimonial. Having read at least 50 rock bios over the course of my life the lifestyle, decadence and the road are can do you in.. This book was funny, insane, tragic, inspiring The tales from the early days of the Hollywood punk scene, the overdose death of Hillel Slovak, the bouts with rehab, the disappointments, the descriptions of lyrics and personal struggles This is an incredible band The RHCPs belong in the same genre.

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I never bought into the phenom of rap music But the RHCP converted me Not your run of the mill tribe of nihilistic LA punks. I recently learned that Flea actually went back to study at USC in his forties. A worthy read. Jan 14, Kate rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This is the most self indulgent, poorly written pap I have ever had the misfortune to download at an airport bookshop. Despite the millions of copies sold, as proclaimed on the cover, it failed to impress. Anthony Keidis happily retells how he wasted his life on drugs, screwed and screwed over countless women, friends and collegaues and ended up alone - not even his closest friend Flea talks to him any more.

I am annoyed by the fact that any percentage of the money I paid for this book will go to This is the most self indulgent, poorly written pap I have ever had the misfortune to download at an airport bookshop.

I am annoyed by the fact that any percentage of the money I paid for this book will go to Keidis. He has done nothing for the betterment of humanity despite millions of dollars, instead he wasted it away and has seemingly no regrets. If I can stop a single person reading this book my job is done. View all 32 comments. When I first started reading this book I thought to myself what a self involved asshole! In fact I had to have a little pep talk with myself so I could carry on reading.

He effectively wrote himself as the villain of the piece and he doesn't seem to have realized it. I also just could not get over the fact that not once did he condemn his father who essentially got him into doing drugs at age 11 but would make snippy little comments about band mates and girlfriends at every turn for relatively inconsequential things. But most amazing to me was that a man who clearly sees himself as a modern day poet wrote a page book about himself and didn't include one introspective or self analytically thought!

All in all I would have given this book 5 stars had the continuous cycle of drug abuse and rehab not gotten a little monotonous.

View all 7 comments. Sep 23, Bre rated it it was amazing Shelves: Let's say right now that I loved this book and I can't understand why so many people dogged on it so badly. If you can't stand the drugs-rehab-drugs-rehab seemingly endless cycle that exists in most of these memoirs, don't read them because that's how it generally works before something finally sticks.

However, everyone has a different take on their own recovery and this one is the one that resonated the most with me. After I read Dave Navarro's book a few years back, the whole 'recovery-memoir' Let's say right now that I loved this book and I can't understand why so many people dogged on it so badly. After I read Dave Navarro's book a few years back, the whole 'recovery-memoir' thing left a really bad taste in my mouth, because in his book he suddenly jumps from rock-bottom to perfect life with his supermodel girlfriend and had a whole preachy vibe about the whole thing.

You are solely responsible for your own recovery through your level of commitment. You can't half-ass it and expect results. But some people need to hear it. I found it weird that I liked it so much, considering I'm very much attracted to reading about the crazy exploits and crash-and-burn lifestyles of celebs with little-to-no resolution. That's why I've loved for so many years and keep re-reading Marilyn Manson's book over and over and over.

I guess that says something about me and my own position in life, as well. View 2 comments. So, where do I start? A realllllyyyyyy complicated process of reading this book, I really made up variuos reason how to escape "The Scar Tissue", that's why I read it for a really long time for me, 9 days, ouch! But, you know, the last 10 pages really worked for me. I dunno how to explain, maybe it's the Tony Kiedis charm or his Lithuanian roots, but I truly felt the change of him, the more mature and responsible version of him.

But let's start from the beginning So, it doesn't matter how cool So, where do I start? So, it doesn't matter how cool, high or sexy you think you are, you will never reach the level of Anthony Kiedis, in a bad meaning mostly.

That's the theme of this book for me. What really pissed me off while reading, is that I couldn't find the narrative structure.

I did this; then I did that; then this; then that; oh, and repeat it. This is really the worst aspect of this book. Oh bro, it's about the Peppers! It should represent them in the best way! They write, sing and perform fascinating music, I, myself, am not a real fan of them, but I like them, I sometimes listen to their songs. I can compare this book to a really untasty candy, which has a yummy filling, but too small to get me high.

The untasty piece: All insane drug usage, clueless relationships with teenagers and women and pointless abstinence make a mess and leave an unpleasant taste, which lasts for the biggest part of the book for me. The tasty piece: While showing himself as a selfish, unkind and destructive person in the past, Anthony Kiedis still managed to turn into a kind, generous and lovable character I don't say "man", 'cause there's a possibility that this book can be just too good to be true.

It just left a good feeling inside me, when I finished reading this book. All in all, it is an interesting story about a great band and its leader, but Anthony Kiedis didn't suit me as the best choice to present it. But anyway View all 10 comments.

Aug 05, Bkilpatrick rated it liked it Recommends it for: Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, fan's of memoirs, people who are intersted in rock and roll lifestyles.

First and foremost, this book is very easy to read. Whereas some books I have read I needed to be in a certain mood to enjoy them, I read this book at a variety of different times.

The writing isn't very difficult to follow, as this book reads like someone telling you their life story.

At pages, it really does not leave much of Anthony Kiedis' life out. At times it is slow and drags just a bit and others the the plot kind of gets redundant like when it describes him kicking heroin and cocai First and foremost, this book is very easy to read.

At times it is slow and drags just a bit and others the the plot kind of gets redundant like when it describes him kicking heroin and cocaine only to relapse again and again. This isn't because of the writing because you do realize that this of course is how his life was at that point. I personally felt bad for the guy and couldn't help but feel horrible for the guy when he struggled to get his life back together.

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The book isn't all horrid descriptions of drug addiction, however. At the heart of the story is how music ran strong through this guy's life as he grew as a person. That and the brotherhood between the members of the band he is still a part of. The book is about friendship and how the ups and downs over the years shaped the band and how they inspired the amazing songs they produced.

My only real concern is that Antony Kiedis 'quit' doing drugs 'for the last time' fairly late into the book.At times it is slow and drags just a bit and others the the plot kind of gets redundant like when it describes him kicking heroin and cocai First and foremost, this book is very easy to read. I learned a little about Anthony Kiedis' song-writing process, which was nice. The spiritual vividness with which his life story was told struck me deeply.

He's like this big loaf, a dumb jock, who just happens to write catchy, stupid stupid catchy? At the moment of his friend Hillel's death, he writes of experience a spiritual attack by the same "dark spirits" that drove his friend to the grave.

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