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
© Publishers Weekly
Ozzy did an amazing job with this book. Very interesting and entertaining to read. Read it!
The book is amazing! It's down to earth, funny and impossible to put down.
I really enjoyed this read. While It is a well written funny and sad look at the life of a great man and musician, it also chronicles the extreme daily battles Ozzy has had with the disease of alcoholism and addiction.
I highly recommend it!
- Category: Music
- Published: Jan 25, 2010
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 416 Pages
- Language: English