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  • By: Flea
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  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Acid for the Children

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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.

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Beautifully Written

A beautiful soul now captured in script forever.
Thank you for sharing YOU with the world, Flea.
Namaste

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Beautifully tingly

I cried, I laughed out loud and longed for more.
Both his words and voice are beautiful. I’m so glad I listened as you can hear the raw honesty in his story. It was wonderful to feel the words of someone who also sees, feels, hears and is touched by the wonder in the world regardless of the doom and gloom, always finding pure joy. Thank you!

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My beloved RHCP just became even more precious.

Flea, is the best thing since jumping off rooves into swimming pools in Hollywood became a thing. My only disappointment was that he is no longer Aussie enough to refer to himself as an Aussie Kid. Instead he is a "skinny kid from Arstraleea".

But man I love him. What a unique, honest, true and pure soul.

A "must listen"!

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The best audio book I have listened to in years!

Loved every bit of it.
It made me cry, laugh, think.. and most of all hope.
Thank you Flea from all the underdogs and broken souls for sharing your story. 🖤

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Fantastic.

I loved this book. Flea writes and narrates with raw humility and honesty. A talented story teller and narrator.
When I finished listening to this book, I verbalised "noooo" out loud in my car.

Highly recommend.

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Fantastic!

Not a huge RHCP fan but Acid For The Children was just beautifully written!

Flea might be a better writer than he is a musician.

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A great insight into the world of Flea

If you want the dirt on RHCP, you will be disappointed. This book explores all the people, music and events that influenced Flea over the years.
I really enjoyed listening to this book and having Flea narrate it adds to the joy of it.
Thank you

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Wow thanks flea 🇦🇺

Wow thanks flea 🇦🇺
Reading this book without hearing fleas verbal passion and pain would not do justice in reading this alone
As an Australian man, boy, manchild whatever you want to label me , these honest memoirs of this mans journey really inspired & hit home about what life is and can be .
Flea breathes nothing but refreshing honesty into this audio book and I listened to it within a 24 hr period
Thank you mate

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Yes, yes, yes!

Well written and always interesting! Flea does a great job at reading.. definitely a 10/10.

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awesome

didn't dislike any of it. Awesome, Chees Mick absolute great story of your life. keep on writing bro. looking forward to the next book 🤙

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