Thursday, March 10, 2005

Cult of Personality

My literary reading has taken a bit of a hiatus, as I'm currently reading Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis. Hebdomeros beat me to the punch in reading it and gave it a good review, and so far I wholeheartedly agree.

I have to give Kiedis credit for putting it all out there, no matter how painful it might have been to relive some of those memories, some not too flattering. It takes a big person to do that as opposed to airbrush over unpleasantries because one's a "personality" or a "star." I daresay his frank talk about drug abuse should (hopefully) help serve as a warning, or inspire those who need help to seek it.

I have a feeling most people wouldn't have the courage to delve that deeply into their past and lay it all out there, for any reader to see. Good for him.

Thanks for reading,



Blogger Hebdomeros said...

I was really worried for him by the end of the book. I hope he stays clean this time. The life of a rock star is full of temptation.

3:37 PM  
Blogger LadyLitBlitzin said...

Ooooh. I haven't gotten to the end... I was kind of wondering if the story really is going to be that he stays clean... and even beyond the end of the book. Once that disease is in you, it's really tough. And I guess some of us were born with it, which makes it no easier.

8:25 PM  

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