NOFX

The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories
Narrated by: NOFX, Jello Biafra, Tommy Chong
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (1,703 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pop punk Pity Party

Long-winded sob stories enhanced thru the use of a stand by thesaurus to add even more length, slowly narrated by the band with the cadence of Eeyore the donkey. Uninatatiing in your girlfriend's mouth was never punk rock, just creepy. I was rooting for them, but lost interest since Ribbed & only heard about their antics and views at the Las Vegas show. Unfortunately dull book & a lot of the stories seem to be just that.

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Hold on

Best book so far by the band and for the years of ..... music? Thank you. But mostly thanks for sharing.

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  • Kenneth R.
  • 03-03-19

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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  • 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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  • Scott
  • 04-20-20

Hell yeah!!

I have been a fan of the band for years. This audiobook is everything I wanted and more...gonna get fucked up and rewatch backstage passport now.

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  • CJ
  • 04-18-20

A must read/listen!

Absolutely fantastic book. Full of so many stories about the band members early lives, NOFX through the years and so much more! The fact it is narrated by the band members makes it feel so much more personal. Smelly has had such a crazy life and to hear where he is now is absolutely amazing. I have an even deeper respect for the band members and love their music even more now. Can't recommend this enough!!

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  • Adam C.
  • 01-14-20

Incredible

A story that not only nofx fans need to hear. Genuinely hilarious, emotional and disgusting. The four different narrations and points of view makes for a very unique read, also allowing the stories to be refreshed at every change of band member.

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  • Mr. Farren K. Perkins
  • 05-02-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-22-19

Feckin brilliant!!

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

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  • Daniel Schwemmlein
  • 01-13-19

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mikey Zee
  • 05-18-20

Best ever and thanks for the shoes...

Such a rad audiobook. I think I could listen to Melvin’s voice all day... please read other audiobooks lol Crazy stories of a crazy time in punk rock!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-15-20

amazing

I used to like Nofx now I Love them finished in a day and a half I couldnt stop listening laughed and cryed

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  • Daniel
  • 02-05-20

the best book, love the band and music

So real honest not bragging just telling lfe stories,listened to it around 10 times,

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  • Shannon Dwyer
  • 08-28-19

Really good

... In a really fucked up way. Highly recommend to anyone interested in the history of NOFX.

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  • Joseph Symons
  • 05-30-19

Punk AF

A brutal and fucked up collection of stories and events. They’re down for the cause, Homes!

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  • mutanus
  • 04-16-19

F**K Yessssss!!!!!!!

A seriously messed up, refreshing pile of steamy human storytelling in your earholes from NOFX

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  • Wise Owl
  • 03-10-19

Good Story

It was worth my time, the story is interesting and it is told in an interesting way.

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  • Paul
  • 01-07-19

Great read !! great insight into the band.

Really good insight into the personalities in the band and history of NOFX, must read for all fans.