Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Memoir final section

Summary: The beginning of 1997 Anthony took a trip to New Delhi. The highlight of his trip was when we went to try and meet the Dalai Lama.When he got to the temple the people laughed at him because there was a three year waiting list but, they said they would leave a note. A day later they wanted him to come back and meet with the Dalai Lama, the Dalai Lama liked him so much he invited him to a class that you have to study for fifty years to be able to go to it. Anthony started doing hotel binges again. He went to another rehab and once he got out he got hit by a car. They took him to a hospital and gave him morphine to numb the pain. After he got out of the hospital he relapsed. They fired Dave because he was getting into drugs to much and not really caring about the band and also making a solo album.Lindy their manager quit on them.They wanted their old band mate and friend John to join the band again. They weren't sure he would because he left on a bad note but, he was thrilled to be back in the band. They got a new manager named Rick.Anthony had been sober for six months and relapsed once again. Anthony cut his hair off which he hadn't cut since high school and was down to his tail bone. He met a girl named Claire who he feel in love with. They got into a lot of immature fights. She had been a drug addict too but was sober now. They made a new rule for touring, 5% of the profits go to charities. Claire and Anthony decided to get high together and started going on long drug binges. It affected their relationship greatly and they eventually broke up. Christmas eve Anthony had a moment of clarity and decided to go to rehab. He had a Wednesday sobriety breakfast.Flea got Anthony a dog named Buster. Anthony has now been sober for seven years.

Post 2: The message of Scar Tissue was that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how bad it may seem, things work out for the better. Anthony Kiedis wrote this book to show readers that his life hasn't always been fame and fortune. That he had gone through terrible things in life. He used to be a drug addict and it portrays to readers that there is a better way to live." I began to wonder if I was stuck in repeating my father's pattern of hopping from flower to flower, the girl-o-the-day thing."He uses imagery here to explain how fast he was going from girl to girl just like a bee does to a flower. " A girl with no prior exposure to the disease had to be blissfully unaware of the nefarious tricks of the dope fiend." His word choice is excellent here. He talks about how he has to trick people to into thinking that he is ok. "Once again, I was home for the holidays with a raging heroin habit." He uses a kind of sarcastic tone to convey that he had once again relapsed and was a drug addict.


1 comment:

allison f said...

this book sounds exciting and it deals with very heavy issues maybe ill read it some day =]