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I Am Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne

Paperback Published: 13th May 2010
ISBN: 9780751543407
Number Of Pages: 416

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'People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and California, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time.

A lot of it ain't gonna be pretty. I've done some bad things in my time. But I ain't the devil.

I'm just John Osbourne: a working class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time.'

About The Author

Born John Michael Osbourne in Birmingham, 1948, Ozzy Osbourne is one of rock music's most enduring figures. In the last few years he has also become one of television's best loved personalities via the wildly successful hit MTV show 'The Osbournes'.

Industry Reviews

Packed with outrageous, hilarious, disgusting and wholly improbable incedents - Guardian

A must-read for fans of vicarious rock'n'roll insanity - Scotland on Sunday

Every page of this hugely entertaining, sometimes painfully frank autobiography seems to have at least one punch-line to a good joke - Uncut

Mightily entertaining - Heat

A frank and honest account that will make you laugh out loud . . . A brilliant read - Sun

Gripping, funny and sad - Q

And He Lived to Tell the Tale


This is a well written tale told in the style of Ozzy himself. It's well crafted and structured. The book is an amusing read, light and cheerful with hard-won, homespun wisdom. It's never heavy, even in its many darker moments. Beneath it all is the dirt poor Birmingham boy thrown helter-smelter into a world of drugs, money, women, adulation, agents and lawyers. A boy who is sometimes drowning and sometimes just riding the raging current.

Lake Macquarie, Australia


Hilariously Ozzy to a tea


what a book, from humble beginnings to the big leagues, Ozzy's lough out loud accounts of his time as a child as a very bad thief, to his jobs in the horn factory and slaughter house right up through to the triumphant rise and stardom with Black Sabbath and his solo career. The only downside i have with the book is the constant reference to how much booze and drugs he took so it kinda spoiled it a bit, having said that WOW

South Australia


Hilariously inspirational


Great read. Had so many laughs Ozzy is halarious and I will buy 'trust me I'm doctor Ozzy'



I Am Ozzy

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ISBN: 9780751543407
ISBN-10: 0751543403
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 13th May 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1