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Publisher's 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.

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! Just what I expected & hoped.

Not sure why dude was saying it's 10% Mike's sex life. It isn't. Great Book!

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IT'S WORTH IT.

A great terrible story about some f**ked up folks with a passion. Dark humor with brutal reality which shaped these individuals. if you're sensitive about subjects of drug abuse,molestation,rape, weird fetishes; this may not be the book for you. The guys of NOFX are wonderful people that got handed a bad hand.But in the end they look like they are going into the right direction .

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NOFX stories told by the band themselves.

To keep it short and sweet, if you like NOFX music and stories you will love this book.

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All the emotions!

I laughed, I cried and mostly cringed at the disgusting truth. The book was great and already recommended it to several people. I was a fan of NOFX music but now I'm even more so now. I appreciate the raw unfiltered openness. I ripped through this one in a week. These guys have survived so much and did a great job telling their story. It started with piss drinking and ended with piss. Well done!

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So much rock.

Holy cow. I grew up listening to punk rock and this book filled me up with nostalgia. It was amazing to hear the origin story of one of my favorite bands and go through their trials and tribulations, as told by them. This sucker made me laugh, go slack jawed, and tear up. Even if you're not a NOFX fan, this book is good. It's just a good ol American dream story without all the myths and bullshit. I gained a new level of respect for these guys through this book. I feel like I know them personally just from reading it. Best memoir I have ever read.

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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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-08-17

Too honest ! Amazing

The most raw and honest book I've ever read / listened too. A must for all NOFX fans and fans of rock and roll story's . Refreshingly honest and doesn't hold anything back. Tales of sex , drugs and loss ..... sad it had to end

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-19-17

epic in both it's darkness and hilarity

epic in both it's darkness and hilarity. You know it will be worth it in dont need to tell you

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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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-13-16

nofx the striped back truth, but plugs and all.

a refreshingly honest reflection of the bands history and their personal battles with drugs family and fetishes.

great read for those who are interested in the 90s American punk era.

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  • Scott
  • 10-30-16

wasn't a fan of NOFX but that was brilliant

definitely worth picking up. if you got a spare credit use it on this. one of the audio books I've ever heard

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  • Cam
  • 10-14-16

Awesome read!

Excellent stories, well read and a must read/hear for any nofx fan!! Get it now!

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  • Regal Drummer
  • 10-03-16

This makes other rock bio's sound like playschool

What did you like most about NOFX?

Its brutal, uncensored honesty peppered with dark humor. The audio book is narrated by the band members themselves, past and present, as well as featuring a plethora of famous cameo's from people involved along the way. You can get much more intense than hearing NOFX's first hand accounts of drugs, death, gangs, sex, murder, road trips, disasters and more straight from the horses mouth!

What was one of the most memorable moments of NOFX?

Endless back story of each individual's personal struggles. Too many, too dark and too rediculous to mention

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Only their live albums would be any kind of comparison and this is a tell-all book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Go for the Audio book, its read out by the band members and people involved in their stories which adds another level of intensity you wont get reading it out yourself. NOFX aren't even close to my favorite band but if you are a fan or at least know what these guys are like on stage, then maybe you are thinking this will be a good funny chaotic read.... you will not be disappointed. One serious warning: I guarantee, after listening to this you will not be able to look at or listen to these guys in the same way again!