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NOFX

The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories
Narrated by: NOFX, Jello Biafra, Tommy Chong
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
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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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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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Filthy, hilarious, heartbreaking and haunting

NOFX turn in what might actually be the best quality release of their career, and it's a book rather than an album. If you think there's a chance you'll like this, then I promise you will.

Whilst the performances are a mixed bag, they are honest, and contain hidden gems that you wouldn't get from just reading the book.

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Feckin brilliant!!

Absolutely brilliant! Dark and funny at the same time!
This is what I call a punk book!

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NOFX are the best!

the funniest and most honest band related book ever written seriously. I bought the actual book but the audio book is even better

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great stuff

this book is great for band stories and gives a vivid description of the chaos and violence of the early 80s LA point scene, also all the band members are exceptionally honest about their lives and the awful stuff they've done and had done to them, lots of dark secrets revealed. so a fascinating listen. one point I might pull them up on is the lack of actual music in the book, there's very little about the song writing process or studio techniques or stories, songs and full albums just seem to materialise out of thin air, a chapter on those would have really rounded or what is already a terrific book

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NOFX’s history literally warts and all

NOFX delivers a book that goes so far beyond a simple history of the band. Behind a band that many would see as the jokers of the punk rock scene is a dark history of addiction, violence, extreme poverty and bleak prospects.

Through this book I have gained a huge respect for this band and the personal struggles they have gone through. This is a must not just for any punk but for any music lover. You will laugh, you will wince, you may even shed a tear but you will not regret listening.

The performances give extra gravitas to what is being said with the exception of Jello Biafra who’s delivery and how he has edgy new name each chapter caused a few eye rolls. Other than that this audiobook was excellent. Thoroughly recommend.

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Loved it.

Loved it. Listed every night before bed. A must read for any punk or nofx fan!

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  • Jonas
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Carla Willmore
  • 17-06-19

Awesome book

Amazing story of the band. Told by the members of NOFX. So many hilarious and serious stories about the band members and the formation of NOFX.

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  • Jose Carlo Salazar Romero
  • 29-05-19

Simple NOFX

This book it's straight and true story about 4 guys that are as human as you, all the happy and suffer are reflected on this book, loved as I loved every concert i assisted...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-05-19

amazing

it was awesome. really enjoyed listening to the story read by the band. very honest book.

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  • Joshua P.
  • 11-05-19

IF YOUR A FAN OF NOFX... CHECK THIS BOOK OUT

loved it!!! it is darker than expected, but very well worth the read... or listen.