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Scar Tissue

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Scar Tissue is the autobiography of Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, written with Larry Sloman. I first heard this book in grade ten when a huge fan of his in my class was reading it. A few years later scouring the biography section of Coles we were reacquainted.

I have never really been a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan but autobiographies are always interesting, especially rock stars, and Kiedis holds nothing back. The book is almost five hundred pages but includes a lot of pictures which helped put faces to the eccentric characters he presents.

For someone who has not experienced a drug or alcohol addiction, I now have no intention, not that I did, of trying any drug he talked about. His struggles seem so painful and his descriptions of the pain his family and friends went through is heart wrenching.

Kiedis unveils himself and takes responsibility for everything he did. The novel is honest, real and exposes a side of him that I never thought I would see. I have much more respect for him and the band then I did before picking this up.

Scar Tissue is a page turner and even though it seems daunting you keep going back for more. A lot of famous names come up in the book but you never feel as though he is bragging. Kiedis writes his experience with a purity and brutal honesty that you do not see in many autobiographies.

Scar Tissue is a brilliant book and one of my favorites.

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