Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I Am Ozzy - A Review

Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I was able to review a copy of I Am Ozzy!
If you are a fan of 80's metal, then you love Ozzy! Ozzy is heavy metal and I was extremely interested in reviewing this audio.

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."

In A Nutshell: This is a great audiobook. This is pure Ozzy not to be listened with little kids around as Ozzy drops the "F" word in every other sentence.  If you think you know who Ozzy is, you need to listen to his life in his own words. I have always love the Oz! He is something else. He is a character and there will never be another like him. From Crazy Train to Good Bye to Romance to Momma I'm Coming Home! Ozzy is talented and his fans love him!

Side Note: I just heard that a movie is being considered about the book and Ozzy wants Johnny Depp to play him. Now, that sounds like a fantastic movie.


  1. Iron Man with Black Sabbath, and Fairies Wear Boots, to name two. His wife is Sharon, one of his daughters is Kelly, but I'm drawing a blank on his son's and other daughter's names.


I love comments. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to talk to you further