Flea Announces The Release Date for His Memoir "Acid for the Children"

August 13, 2019

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has certainly lived many lifetimes. Now on November 5th, fans will get an inside-look into his life in his upcoming memoir Acid for the Children

"I poured my entire heart into this," Flea wrote on his Instagram. "I hope it can help bring us together. Hope."

I poured my entire heart into this. I hope it can help bring us together. Hope.

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According to the book's synopsis on Amazon, "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."