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Publisher Description

"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."

Arts & Entertainment
January 25
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

235huty ,


Every amazing story

sophie guindon ,

Entertaining at its best

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!

MetalChuck ,

Best Rockography Ever

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!!

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