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Acid for the Children

De : Flea
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The strange tale of a boy named Flea starts in Rye, NY. It was all very normal. But soon his parents divorced and his mother Patricia remarried a jazz musician. Flea's stepfather frequently invited musicians to his house for jam sessions which sparked Flea's interest in music. The family moved to Los Angeles, where Flea became fascinated with the trumpet, idolising musicians like Miles, Dizzy, and Louis.

But the family soon fell apart. 'I was raised in a very violent, alcoholic household,' Flea later said. 'I grew up being terrified of my parents, particularly my father figures. It caused [me] a lot of trouble later in life.' He began smoking weed at 13 and became a daily user of harder drugs. He was on the streets by 14 and soon after, met another social outcast and drug user named Anthony Kiedis. They formed a band that would become the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Acid for the Children is pure, uncut Flea, with nothing left unsaid.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Michael Balzary (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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  • tobias grape
  • 07/11/2019

just wonderful

made me laugh and cry. Just pure beuty! This Book resonates with me on a deep level and Flea's voice is both powerful and sensitive. Blew My mind!

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  • Jakob
  • 07/04/2020

An amazing book about beauty

Wow! One of the best books I have read/listened to. A truly heart opening experince

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  • Joselo
  • 11/03/2020

By the way

Best known as the bassist and one of the song writers of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea paints the world as seen through the eyes of his youth. He generously shares his life's background, the confusion that he felt as a child growing up in a dysfunctional family, but also the love for music that he learned from his stepfather, a jazz musician... He's candid and self-critical when he speaks about his insecurities or about certain episodes when he acted ignorant. We learn about his early excursions into sex, drugs and rock n' roll, and about his friendship with other young rascals, including his bandmate Anthony Kiedis. Flea has a way with words and many passages are very beautifully written. There are moments of joy and euphoria, but there's also a lingering sadness in his voice. (He narrates the audiobook himself, which is a treat.) He seems like a sensitive, thoughtful guy who is willing to share some of the twists and turns that he's been through and a few of the things that he's learned along the way. If you're a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this audiobook is certainly worth checking out. Do keep in mind that it doesn't cover the more recent stages of his life. If he publishes another memoir one day with later stories, I'll make sure to pick it up and see what else he has to say.

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  • Jose
  • 10/02/2020

Super sweet book. The tale of a sensitive boy.

It is a very sweet book telling the story of Flea's childhood, showing how sensitive he is and how his life was impacted by these events that later formed the man he became, which is where the book ends, just at the end of his adolescence, right at the beginning of the RHCP. Being read by Flea himself, this is as immersive as it gets. You can hear his voice breaking during some particularly emotional passages, or mentioning special people in his life. Before giving it a try, I was turned off knowing that the book was not about his time in the RHCP, but his childhood. Now, I'm just happy I got this sweet book by a sweet man.

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  • Daniel_23
  • 16/12/2019

Flea's story

I expected crazy stories and a look behind the scenes of one of my favorite bands. I got everything I wanted and much more. I loved the narration, you get what you came in for, an interesting wording choice and Flea's unmistakable voice timber acting out everything. I understand the man better and I am glad he got so lucky at the beginning and got wiser later in life.

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  • Gudrun D Whitehead
  • 04/12/2019

Loved it!

Beautiful, honest and hard to put down. Great book, loved getting an insight into Flea’s childhood. Well read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28/11/2019

Just lovely!

Ideal as an audiobook. It’s a gentle telling by the most gentle of wild man rockstars! Lovely!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27/11/2019

Flea is an author

I absolutely loved this book! It moved me to tears, made me laugh and smile and feel all kinds of emotions. I listened to the audio book while reading the real paper version of the book as English is not my first language. Flea himself reads the audio book and he couldn’t have done it better. His voice is pleasant. Sometimes he starts crying and sometimes you can hear a smile in his voice, he adds funny voices, spooky laughter and even additional information that you can’t find in the paper version of the book! His tale about his own childhood is colorful, vibrant, painfully sad and engaging. Flea proves that he is not just some mediocre celebrity trying to write a book, he is a real author. He clearly has a talent for writing. His story is honest, his writing a true reflection of the public person he is: passionate, unique, loving, crazy, intelligent and energetic. But it never gets out of hand. Flea is in total control of his own writing, which is one of the things that impressed me the most. He knows how to add just the right words at the right time and then leave it there for the reader to take in. You can tell he is an entertainer. The book also shows a new side of him, more calm and reflecting: his ability to look at himself and admit his own flaws, his guilt, his shame, his fear and grief. Flea is obviously a ”whole” person. And he never gets boring. He fills you up with colors, emotions and new thoughts. I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys good writing and memoirs. I can’t wait to read more from Flea, the author.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16/11/2019

A nine hour Flea baseline!!

‘Read’ it in one long haul. Played the first RHCP album afterwards. The magic kicked in.....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15/11/2019

Michael b flea writers pedigree

I'm still in shock that this was only the childhood stories but so glad you took the time just for this. by far my favorite memoir I've ever read/heard, so poetic and rhythmical and dripping with heartfelt detail. the honesty and clarity in the drug experiences is what I would want every drug curious kid to hear before that 1st bender. such a deep and touching narration and inspiring listen. thank you for sharing such an astounding nugget with the world.

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  • Ashok Fernandez
  • 03/03/2020

Great story lost in weak story telling

There is a great story behind Flea, but the way this book tells it leaves much to be desired. He jumps around, cuts in and out of different time periods. Would have been much better if he tried to construct a stronger more linear narrative to tell his story.

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  • freewill
  • 17/06/2020

Not as great as his music

Everyone has its own way of expressing emotions, for Flea it's definitely music, not writing. Although it's cool he has read his story himself, feels a bit like sitting at a campfire and listening to the story of his life. But this book is for hardcore fans only.

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  • K I E F E R (M.A.C.BAISON/PULS)
  • 18/03/2020

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The audio form of this book never flees aways from emotional attachment while the author reads his own words with out-louding choked-up laughter.