I Am Ozzy
Ozzy Osbourne & Chris Ayres
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"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."
From Publishers Weekly
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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!!!!!!
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.
I am Ozzy
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.