Acid for the children

by Flea | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 8869054489 Global Overview for this book
Registered by sandhill-crane of Pittsboro, North Carolina USA on 5/17/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by sandhill-crane from Pittsboro, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Inspired by the author’s spirit, curiosity, drive, his authenticity! His courage to put himself out there.

“With "virtuosic vulnerability" (The Atlantic), the iconic bassist and Red Hot Chili peppers co-founder pens a love letter to a youth spent wild in Los Angeles in his raw and riveting coming-of-age memoir.
In Acid for the Children, Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical meditations, and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea deftly chronicles the experiences that forged him as an artist, a musician, and a young man. His dreamy, jazz-inflected prose makes the Los Angeles of the 1970s and 80s come to gritty, glorious life, including the potential for fun, danger, mayhem, or inspiration that lurked around every corner. It is here that young Flea, looking to escape a turbulent home, found family in a community of musicians, artists, and junkies who also lived on the fringe. He spent most of his time partying and committing petty crimes. But it was in music where he found a higher meaning, a place to channel his frustration, loneliness, and love. This left him open to the life-changing moment when he and his best friends, soul brothers, and partners-in-mischief came up with the idea to start their own band, which became the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

Journal Entry 2 by sandhill-crane at Downtown Reno Library in Reno, Nevada USA on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (5/24/2022 UTC) at Downtown Reno Library in Reno, Nevada USA


I plucked this book from the pre-release bookshelf in the basement of McIntyre’s Books at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA. (A wonderful employee perk!) I donated it to the downtown Reno Library, an oasis in the desert full of plants and trees!

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