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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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 NOFX & Jeff Alulis (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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*%#!

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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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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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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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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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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Great book!

very entertaining and hilarious. a must listen for any fan of the band. lived it!

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must read

Wow a few years ago I read this book and loved it being a huge fan of NOFX I fell in love with it and hearing these stories told by the band members just sent it over the top

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Surprisingly good book

Being a whole clan I was a huge fan of NOFX and bad religion but with age I have started listening to different genres of music and really expanding what I like. I learned a lot about the band that I did not know. The most surprising was how their lives and the stories they told affected me. It was not so vain attempt to sell books it was all just and truthful and touched me emotionally deeper than I thought it could.

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Amazing audio recording Amazing book!

I loved this book. Surprisingly helped me a lot with my lifestyle and choices made.

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I really enjoyed it!

Great Audio Book.

I loved hearing so much about the band and their personal lives. What made it even greater was hearing them tell the stories.

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  • St1kman
  • 05-16-17

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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  • Seymour Delaley
  • 11-23-16

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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  • Phil
  • 09-14-16

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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  • Zak Beresford
  • 04-13-18

Nice guys, drugs and BDSM: As punk rock as it gets

I started listening to this for research for one of my university assignments and I knew nothing about NOFX apart from their name. As it progressed, however, I was so engaged with the narration and the band members' ups and downs that it made my research a helluva a lot more interesting and fun than most autobiographical stuff. However, it get a little corny when Mike sings an interlude about killing his mother, with accompanying piano. Also, perhaps a bit too revealing when Mike follows this up with talking about his sexual escapades with a dominatrix but this a book by one of the biggest punk bands of the 90s so it's not exactly sunshine and rainbows. Gunk and sweat, maybe?

The book is read by Mike, Eric, Melvin and Hefe, with Tommy Chong guest-reading for Dave's chapters. Regardless, this book is relentless and unforgiving. A must-read for the punk rockers out there.

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  • Victoria
  • 01-27-18

Nofx- audiobook punk af

If you are a fan of the band this is an essential listen. The audiobook is very well produced and engaging. Nofx are punk as fuck and care about their fans so its as much a preformance as it is a book. Really a gift. The rawness and truth in the storytelling also offers an authentic insight into the west coast punk scene in the 90s. Its unashamedly anecdotal and very intimate. Perfect combination of diy heart and high quality production. Even if you’ve read the book in print, listening to the audiobook is probably even better and feels like how it was intended to be consumed. xx acab

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  • Ellis Slater
  • 12-08-17

Buckle up!

Great listen & excellent performances. Heartfelt, sad & hilarious! Would recommend to punks and non-punks alike..

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  • Jay
  • 11-30-17

Weirdly poignant

As far as "rock memoirs" go, this one is brutally honest and often emotional. Each band member reads their own story (with the exception of Dave and Steve,) and you can hear them struggling to say some of the stories out loud (Melvin in particular). Not as funny as I expected, but somehow better

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  • Ian Meek
  • 11-19-17

a fantastic insight

having followed NOFX since my early punk days, this book was incredibly entertaining and moving. great work chaps, can't wait to listen again

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  • Robert Mckay Terry
  • 11-15-17

A band I respected as much as liked.

I will start by saying a really like NOFX, they weren’t my favourite of their ilk, but they were the ones I’d stayed on a solid course with throughout, namely they released records throughout my knowing them and I liked them all. This book shows that they have obtained what they always wanted to be, a “big scene” band who do things their own way.

All 4 core members are so very different, but all likeable particularly so El Hefe (who has long been my favourite) and Smelly, who appears to now be absolutely loving the right life. Mike is a dirty old man with no filter and nothing but the truth to say and he is all the better for it, Melvin is still quiet but very likeable.

This is a main focus on 1983-2003, but it really is well worth a listen and I, having just finished it, am off to listen the to commentary version of First Ditch Effort, hunting for my fix like the moron brothers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-22-17

YESFX

I've listened to approximately two NOFX songs in my lifetime...now I will listen to more. Funny, emotional, even cringeworthy. more bands should release on this sort of platform.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-27-18

TRUE NOFX STYLE

Great insight into a legendary band, members and their way. Awesome ride through their insane career

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-18

Worth it!

Amazing details and stories. Highly enjoyable and filled with anecdotes. Give it a try if you are a fan.

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  • Pen
  • 12-13-17

Extroadinary!

Someone needs to turn this read into a TV mini series. You won't believe what you hear. Read so well by each band member and guests.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-17

Hep bathtub

what a facking awesome audiobook!! word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word unique. different. stupid 7 unique words

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-17

good story

4 very different personalities in one band. you a taste of everything. Mike does goes a little too much into his bondage life but it was cool. loved it.

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  • Philippe
  • 07-22-17

Outrageous, disturbing, funny and educational.

This book you have to listen! Narrated by the band. Will give you the feeling, that you are actullay in control of your life even though it is boring.

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  • Ant Man
  • 05-29-17

A rock n roll story of epic proportions

this book is quite simply epic. not only do you get a great insight into NOFX the band, but you get a history lesson on the LA punk scene, the grittiness of a dangerous time on the am West Coast that have birth to some great music.

you also get a pretty eye opening look into drug use, it's devestation and consequences.

This book is naratted by the band themselves which is a lovely added touch.

you don't need to be a nofx fan, or even a punk fan to enjoy this book - if you have a general interest in music, or just love music biographies, you'll love it

recommend.

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  • Grant
  • 03-19-17

killer book for a killer band

so good. the narration by the band made all the better. loved it love nofx

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  • Rebecca Osborne
  • 03-09-17

loved it

loved listening to the guys read their stories. one take away - don't do drugs

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-20-17

So rad

I have never been a huge nofx fan, but this book is great for anyone who loves the gritty, messed up, and drug and booze fuelled hijinks. It even made me cry a couple times. Amazing