Flea’s 400-Page ‘Acid for the Children’ Memoir Gets Release Date
The book, which comes out on Nov. 5 through Grand Central Publishing, will take fans through the journey that is Flea's life, from his childhood split between Australia, New York City and Los Angeles through his days as a budding musician and to the top of the world as an iconic rock musician.
A synopsis from an Amazon listing reads:
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.
Beyond the stage, Flea has made a wealth of film appearances and is a noted philanthropist who gives back to his local music community.
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