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NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories by NOFX – Book Recommendation

The Wild Ride that is NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories

When you start a book off with talking about drinking piss, you know you’re in for a treat. And that’s what you receive with NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, a treat in the form of a wild trip down memory lane with the various crazed fools who lived it. We can all agree NOFX sometimes went too far as far as antics of debauchery are concerned and, trust me, you hear all about them in the memoir. But what’s surprising are the moments of true honesty and sincerity that took some bravery from the wild bunch of misfits known as NOFX to share.

Both lifetime fans, and people who are new, will get a kick out of it. Hell, some glorious scholar would probably enjoy the rhythmic pattern of the book. How each chapter is a moment for a member in the band to tell all, and at times reveal their side of the story which didn’t always line up with a fellow band member. But that’s what’s cool about it. From their childhood, to the band’s creation, and how we see them today – Fat Mike, El Hefe, Eric Melvin, Erik Sandin, and even some old members go back and forth speaking their mind about what went down and provide some secrets never heard before, even between each other. Well, until now of course. I say that hoping each of them actually read the book they helped write. Anywho, it’s kind of crazy but cool and fun, and overall a perfect way for the band to pull in its fans and share with them something no one else knows.

In the long run, it’s a f*cking trip and I walked away feeling inspired any moment someone might have talked about their struggle with addiction, or touched in the moments of deep sincerity that I’d rather leave you to read. All in all, it’s a book that shows how these crazed, mad men we’ve all come to love do in fact have a heart. And a really nasty side, sh*t gets weird.

Check it out, or don’t – what the f*ck do I care.

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