Flea's Long-Awaited Memoir 'Acid For The Children' Is Due Out This Fall

By Katrina Nattress

August 13, 2019

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Flea's long-awaited memoir will finally see the light of day this fall. The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist's 400-page autobiography is titled Acid For The Children and “takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of [Flea’s] 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," its description reads.

“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," the description continues. "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.

Flea has been writing the memoir since at least 2014. Acid For The Children is slated to come out on November 5 and is available for pre-order here.

Check out the cover below.

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