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I Am Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne & Chris Ayres

I Am Ozzy

Author Ozzy Osbourne & Chris Ayres

  • Published: 2010-01-25
  • Category: Music
4.5 Stars
From 81 Customers Review
Price: $14.99


"They've said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: 'He bit the head off a bat.' Yes. 'He bit the head off a dove.' Yes. But then you hear things like, 'Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn't perform until he'd killed fifteen puppies . . .' Now me, kill fifteen puppies? I love puppies. I've got eighteen of the f**king things at home. I've killed a few cows in my time, mind you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night.

It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f**king years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I've been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at f**king two miles per hour.

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, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, 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. I've always been drawn to the dark side, me. 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."

Top Customer Reviews

  • Entertaining at its best

    From sophie guindon
    I had no expepctations when I started reading this book but it is now my go-to book when I need a laugh! The writing is not the best but the stories makes up for it. I highly recommend the book for its entertainment factor, whether you arr a fan or not!
  • Best Rockography Ever

    From MetalChuck
    The only books I really read these days are Rock n' Roll bios and I have to say this is the best I've ever read! I had more LOL moments than I've had in a long time from any book and Black Sabbath is one of my all-time favorite bands, so I loved hearing the stories of their humble (and booze/drug induced) beginnings and following Ozzy through the making of their albums. For a couple of weeks, it was great to live vicariously through this living legend metal God!! OZZY RULES!!
  • Lots of fun!

    From Clavyn66
    Reading this book was like sitting "down the pub" with Ozzy and having him tell you story after story in his own words. Lots of laughs....and brutal honesty. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
  • Look out he's STILL ALIVE

    From Samuel f***ing sweetheart
    When I finally broke down and bought this book, which by the way means I must really want to read about the subject, anyways I think all who read this book have to really appreciate Ozzy, Sharon and their family for been so open and honest about their lives. This book is amazing and I won't be surprised if it doesn't become a must read in A.A.
  • Wawwww ! Unbelievable story

    From MissMeladiva
    Its amazing!
  • Ozzy

    From habberjam
    What a funny, crazy , love story! Ozzy is a true legend xo
  • I am Ozzy

    From Dennis B
    Absolutely unbelievable. The most entertainment I've had reading a book! I liked Ozzy before, now I respect him. What a life, what a story, what a man. Dennis
  • Outstanding

    From Can't remember
    Funny, poignant, honest. Written exactly like you would expect Ozzy to tell his story. Been a fan since the mid-70's, and it's great to see all the stuff you heard about in snippets over the years put into one book. Great read.
  • Very interesting

    From Wittman98
    I have always been a huge Ozzy fan so I found his thoughts and memories to be extremely interesting. Glad he is still at it after all of these years. LET ME HERE YOU SCREAM!!!!!!