- File Size: 39753 KB
- Print Length: 379 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1455530530
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (November 5, 2019)
- Publication Date: November 5, 2019
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BKSLGY4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I grew up in the same era in LA (SF Valley, then SG Valley), and felt "disconnected" for different reasons;
"I'm not white" then "I moved from a white neighborhood to a segregated one" etc.
The constant seeking for rescue from the shame in my head, and the constant evolving love of music I all related to. In the end it really is a five, it kept me engaged. And lived that his insanity made me laugh out loud while sitting in a quiet plane waiting for take off.
Louie Lopez- Sue's Husband
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The structure of the book is a lot more segmented. Where most autobiographical works stick with the traditional a-couple-dozen-pages-per-chapter structure, Flea often summarised parts of his life, or memories in one page. As I was with my wife while she was in labour, it made it really easy to come back to.
I do have a couple of criticisms - often Flea goes into tangents (printed in italics) which break away from the context. Sometimes these were just thoughts, but other times it confused me. Is it a poem? Is it a memory? Who knows?
Also, it doesn't seem to end on a note of significance, just half-heartedly around the time of RHCP's formation. He focused on Hillel's death much sooner than I'd imagined, too (in one of his italic sections no less). I can only hope he's writing a follow up to the book as I find the story of the Chili Peppers extremely fascinating.
That said, as far as autobiographies go, this ticks all the boxes. It felt like I knew Flea a lot better after putting it down and appreciated his role in the formation of the band.
I enjoyed most of it but he tends to go off on tangents, like when someone starts boring you with an account of the dream they had last night. Heartbreaking in parts and funny in others. I don't think I'm in a mad rush to buy the next one
Xmas present (last year) for my husband who's a huge fan. Waiting for him to finish so I can read. I'm sure it'll be as amazing as the man himself. 🙃🤪
Arrived on day it was pre ordered for lovely little surprise when I came home
I love Flea