“my gut feeling tells me that i’m going to suffer.”
well, duh, homie. unlearning ain’t a cake walk. but thank you for the reflection(s) that i’m ready to do the work that i’m doing. this book has been the perfect companion through this wave of inspiration and commitment to my writing, and i am moved in ways that i hope to translate more than i want to describe. bigups, neil strauss. i see the work that you’ve done and the care that you’ve taken. the ny times book review co-signed on the “outrageous things” advertised on the cover-tucking christina aguilera into bed and buying pampers with snoop dogg, but i’m truly impressed by the fact that he asked kenny g about doing drugs, hipping me to a fake bootsy collins, including snippets of his interview with jordy, and penning the only luda innerview that i’ve ever read that wasn’t boring as hell. if anyone has that neneh cherry profile in details that he speaks about, please get at me.
here’s a teaser:
What do you mean by that?
FLEA: People talk about love being painful and terrible and all that. I think it’s only painful and terrible if you’re scared of your own self. For me, that’s when it was painful. The times of my life when I’ve been scared to love somebody are because I’m scared it’s going to hurt when I get left alone or if they don’t love me back the way I want them to. I’ve been through some terrible lows because of that, but it’s only because I’m scared. (P. 471)