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NOFX

The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories
Written by: NOFX, Jeff Alulis
Narrated by: NOFX, Jello Biafra, Tommy Chong
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
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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 My Library section along with the audio.

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

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pure entertainment

loved this book. the switching of narrators makes it easy to stay engaged and feels very personal.

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FANTASTIC!

This was everything I wanted and more! Great job guys! This opened my eyes to a lot of stuff I didn't know about the LA scene in the 80s. Insanity!!!

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Real and Raw

My husband bought the book before its release, and read it in a weekend. I struggled to read 15 chapters, and finally got it to listen to. So fantastic listening to all of the stories by the actual members!! I laughed. I cried. I learned. it's NOFX. you have to come into this with an open mind ❤️

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been with then from the jump off

NOFX changed my life, I was given Metallica's ride the lightning for my 6th birthday and it opened me up to fast and heavy. I mean my fave tape until then was hanging tough by the new kids on the block. so needless to say this fucked my six year old mind up! Fast forward to first day of grade 7, my friend passes me a tape, minor threat discography and an I heard they suck live tape. minor threat blew me away, so much so that one of my first bands was a minor threat cover band. but i heard they suck live was a different entity all together. the rawness, the stage banter, the tightness of the band(up until id only heard live albums from guys like kiss and peter frampton. that wasnt the kind of live i was interested in. this wasn't vapidly overproduced this was real, as though i was there in the wings, theres no way to explain it. if somebody asks what it feels like, just say. its NOFX

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So much joy out of this book

This book was thoroughly entertaining. well worth the read. i might even re read this book sometime in the future.

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Craziest Band Biography Ever!

I love how the band narrates this book to us, very entertaining, crazy moments in every chapter! #audible1

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Great narrative & POV from each band member

Loved how each chapter is band member specific, and narrated (in most cases) by that particular band member. Some shocking reveals thruout. Especially enjoyed Melvin's story. Even if you're not a fan, but enjoy music biographies, well worth checking out. #Audible1

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great stories, punk as f#ck

honest recounting if the band's history from the guys themselves, in their own voices. great

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  • Nik
  • 2018-04-29

Great Book

Fat Mike tells stories you can barely believe. Then you do. The music scene in Cali was a small world lol.

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Punk Rock at It's best!!!

Read this book! If you love music and being in a band read this book! I have been in small go nowhere bands. Even toured the east coast. But what I learned about struggle and hardship, overcoming and love from this book blew me away. And also that nothing is what it seems. Thanks Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin and Hefe. I feel like I understand you and your music that much more.

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  • Jonas
  • 2016-10-10

*%#!

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
  • 2016-12-21

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
  • 2020-08-25

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
  • 2017-07-17

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
  • 2016-10-16

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-17

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
  • 2016-10-14

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
  • 2016-11-11

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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  • Erica
  • 2020-10-22

A must listen, even if you hate NOFX

You have to listen to this! I wouldn't be surprised if this would be a movie in 10 years.

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  • Charles J. Mashura
  • 2020-10-14

Wow!

The audible version of this book is the way to go. To hear the stories right out of the horses’ mouths added the emotion that was intended by the authors. Wow! Just.....Wow. I have been a fan of NOFX for 20+yrs and have never heard most of these stories. This is a must listen for any fan of punk rock.