I just received Flea’s memoir. This is the first volume (a teaser for volume two in the book) before co-founding The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Looking forward to reading about his formative years and what shaped him into one of the best rock’s top bassists. At the back of the book, Flea lists 10 books that changed him. It is quite an eclectic list and I am sure informs his writing.
BOOKS THAT BLEW MY MIND LIKE WHEN YOU
MAKE TWO HOLES IN EITHER END OF AN EGG
TO BLOW ALL THE INSIDES OUT OF IT
THE MASTER AND THE MARGARITA – Mikhail Bulgakov
OF HUMAN BONDAGE – W. Somerset Maugham
JANE EYRE – Charlotte Bronte
THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS – Arundhati Roy
SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
THE SLAVE – Isaac Bashevis Singer
AGAINST OUR WILL: MEN, WOMEN, AND RAPE – Susan Brownmiller
JAZZ – Toni Morrison
COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER – Michael Ondaatje
TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG – Peter Carey
“There’s just too many damn books so I gotta stop but those ones really had an impact.”