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Scar tissue by anthony kiedis is an incredibly engaging and inspirational autobiography (not sure how much of a hand larry sloman had in this, but for this review, i'll assume this book was all ak), that is as much about the horror-yet-subtle-beauty of addiction as it is about kiedis’s rise as the front man of one of rock’s greatest and most enduring bands, the red hot chili peppers
There’s an element of spirituality and exuberance woven through every inch of the text, even the most sordid, which raises the book well above the “shock value” trap a lot of rocker biographies fall into, and gives the book a meaning and purpose that kept me coming back for more
One of the reasons why i loved this book so much is that it shared this story and also some perspective into the strange phrasings and bravado behind aks lyrics, which has given me more confidence with my own song writing
After his parents divorced, he split time between living with his mother in michigan and his father in la, but he felt he truly belonged in hollywood (thus began his lifelong love affair with la, which is another theme in the book) with his party animal, wannabe actor, addict father, who introduced him to the wild party scene at an early age