New Details Revealed for Flea’s Autobiography
Acid for the Children will now be published on November 5th. It will have 400 pages including a foreword by Patti Smith. The cover has also been revealed to be a provocative photo of the bassist from his youth. A synopsis calls the book a “deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years.”
“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,” it states. “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.”
Grand Central Publishing also announced a sweepstakes for fans to become one of the very first readers of the book. Simply submitting a sweepstakes entry form puts you in the running to win one of 125 advance copies of the book. Fill out the entry form on their website.