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Summary

Available as an audiobook for the first time, read by band members "Fat Mike" Burkett, Eric Melvin, Erik "Smelly" Sandin, and Aaron "El Hefe" Abeyta along with special guest narrator musician and comedian Tommy Chong. In addition, the audiobook features exclusive, previously unreleased tracks, "Bouncy" (a NOFX instrumental), "La Pieta" (Fat Mike piano & vocal song about his mother), and "Young Drunk & Stupid" (live NOFX song from an Idaho basement gig in 1986)

NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the world's most influential and controversial punk bands. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by the stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and drinking pee. Told from the perspective of each of the band's members, this audiobook looks back at more than 30 years of comedy, tragedy, and completely inexplicable success.

©2016 NOFX & Jeff Alulis (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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From the horses' mouths

This book is full of words, arranged into sentences which themselves are arranged in such a way as to convey events and ideas related to the subject matter. That can't just be a coincidence.

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A very very good listen, probably my favourite nofx audiobook of all time, in fact, it's way better than the one that I had made, on a dictaphone, no one heard it, I never ever listened back. Sometimes I wonder if people read these, maybe I'm just drunk, either way, its probably one or the other.

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Excellent

With only limited knowledge of the band, I was unsure about how interesting this book would be to me, its awesome and couldn't stop listening. It's funny it's sad it's sick it's horrible it's f^~king wicked.

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Incredible

Having been a huge fan of NOFX for many years, I was extremely excited to hear they were releasing an autobiographical style book.
It does not disappoint. it's so BRUTALLY honest and real, an unflinching account to all the ups and downs of this group of misfits. Listened to it in its entirety in 2 days and I am going for round 2!
Will shock you, move you and make you laugh. Highly recommended wether you're a fan or not!

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NOFX souls bared

Brutally honest, thought provoking, bitter sweet and funny. Laughed out loud and shed a tear.
A must listen for fans and non fans alike.

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laugh out loud / brutally sad

I laughed and then cried on repeat, I didn't expect what the book had to offer and my view on the band has completly changed, I had no idea. if you're wondering whether to go for it don't hesitate !

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Highly recommend

Highly recommend the audiobook, fantastic stories. All the band members are honest and their lives fascinating.

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captivating, hilarious , eye opening...

loved every chapter.Not a single dull moment, Amizing preformence from writers. the concept of every band member reading their chapter makes it a very unique experience.

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Sex, Drugs and Punk Rock is all my body needs.

F**king classic story from the band who truly did it their way and still are.
if you understand punk, done drugs in large amounts and your a kinky pegging lover bdsm guy like myself. you will love this book. Wish I meet and party with them. Oi Mike next time you in U.K let's party.

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Dark yet uplifting

I expected tales of rock n roll excess, but got so much more. Each band member really bares their soul here. Amazing stuff.

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  • 10-10-16

*%#!

Deep, sad, funny, inspirational, scary, educational, insightful, disgusting, and one of the most addictive books I've listened to yet. If you are a fan of NOFX it is deeply satisfying to hear where they came from and what they've been through. Extremely well written and well spoken. Thanks for sharing guys! Love you! Glad you are all still alive and doing well.

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  • Riffy86
  • 21-12-16

Loved these stories

Since the band (and a couple of friends) read the their own book, it was really engaging when they would tell the stories of the small happenings a events, that lead to NOFX as we know them. Being a fan of the band, this was a treat for me. But, if anything, the tales are fun, scary and put things into perspective with early punk culture. The guys putting out this book had to take courage and some long lost emotional stress. Several parts of this book I feel will stick with me for some time. Just because a few topics hit pretty close to home. A great book for anyone. ...maybe anyone.

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  • Daniel
  • 25-08-20

One Hell of a History Lesson!

I've been a fan of NOFX since 1992. They, along with The Dead Milkmen, remain the two most influential punk bands in my life. In this book, I can see exactly why they resonated so strongly with me. This book is essentially my remembering of the early days in the punk rock scene. Go hard, go fast and f**k you if you don't like it, it's not for you anyways.

I was initially unsure how much of the narration I could handle. The first few chapters, as read by the band members, seemed disjointed and it was painfully obvious they were not practiced in reading for others. However, by the end of the book, it was apparent their stories could have been told no other way. Had anyone other than the band themselves tried to read their stories, it would have come off as unbelievable and the book would have suffered.

The stories they share made me laugh and also feel deeply ashamed for what I witnessed, engaged in, or turned a blind eye to. With the current atmosphere in society, I imagine this book would have never been distributed had they released it today, and we would have been less for it. The band takes a look at its history and with few apologies, owns up to the truth of what it all meant, or didn't mean, depending on the story.

Mike's ability to be honest and upfront about his sexuality was both surprising and pretty f**king brave. The moments they opened up about their families were particularly moving. However, the standout story in the book to me, was Smelly's story of decline, infinite rock bottoms, and ultimate survival. The openness with which he discusses the impact and environment surrounding heroin was honest and unsettling. The only other author I have heard speak so bluntly on what heroin can do is Donald Goines. At so many moments, Erik's story brought me to tears.

I learned that some of my favorite songs were not about what I had imagined in my own head. Getting to hear the actual inspiration behind stories like Bob offered a fresh perspective on the band.

Ultimately, I think that anyone who wasn't part of the punk rock scene in the 90's will struggle to understand or connect with everything in this book. But for those of us who were there, it will ring true and bring back many memories of our own exploits, both good and bad. The book, like the scene, will be different for each person, but no matter who reads it, the window it offers into the lives of NOFX will be a welcome telling of their history, their struggles, and their improbable success going against the trends and doing s**t their own way. Don't we all wish we could be so free?

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  • Jasn
  • 17-07-17

Says heading optional, but then says required. !!

Disturbing, funny with some sad moments. I couldn't stop listening. And because you are requiring 15 words, here you go.

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  • Patrick M Fitzgibbons
  • 16-10-16

This book is down for the cause homes!!

Absolutely loved it!! It's like Eric Melvin touched my souls, Smelly Almost brought me to tears, El Jefe made think about my own Mexican family growing up and fat Mike mad me laugh and think about my own vices. Jello and Tommy were great and sincere in there readings. I Fucking love this book and it makes me appreciate NOFX even more. Thank you for both guys, you all did great reading your parts!!

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  • Craig Hughes
  • 09-08-21

really good

I used to be a big NOFX but fast Mike started getting on my nerves with his big mouth. I gave this one a chance anyways and it was really good. it gives insight to who these guys really are

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-09-19

I Laughed, I Cried, I Learned.

This is an amazing book. I heard of NOFX, but never knew their story. This book hooks you from the first chapter. Makes you wonder why and builds from that curiosity.

If you ever wondered what it's like being in a band. I can say from first hand experience. This book is it.

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  • Fox
  • 14-10-16

beautiful.

beautiful book. I never did understand that there were people, much less famous people I looked up to who felt similar to me.

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  • CHRISTOPHER W WATTS
  • 11-11-16

Liked it up to family death and butt plugs.

Lost me at butt plugs. Like I can hang for a bit, but it felt like the last 10% of the book was less about NOFX, and more about Mike's sexual lifestyle. Great book up until that point.

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  • patski
  • 16-09-21

Extremely entertaining!!!

This book is epic. Really good look behind the curtain. This isn’t some quick peep show. This is the whole enchilada.

Really well put together. Cohesive and easy to follow. The band narrates their own chapters really well, plus Jello Biafra and Tommy Chong kill it too!!

Any fan of nofx or punk rock in general will most likely enjoy this book immensely.