‘ 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, with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and California, 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. ‘
Born in 1986, it wasn’t until later on in life that I heard of Ozzy Osbourne.
I knew him as the Prince of Darkness who used to be in a band called Black Sabbath. Married to Sharon and children Kelly and Jack. They also had a hit show called the Osbournes. And I knew he had problems with drugs in the past.
But after reading Sharon’s Autobiography. I kept thinking who was Ozzy Osbourne and how was Black Sabbath formed? I had heard plenty of things from the press but as I know they tend to blow it out of proportion. I wanted to hear it from the horses mouth.
I was very intrigued by this book and found out many different things I did not know. For example I never knew that his real name is John. I just assumed it was Ozzy and I did not know he has two other children from a previous marriage.
And that he loved The Beatles. Because of his rock n roll image I would never have thought Ozzy would have liked that kind of music!
The main thing that I noted when reading this book. Is that Ozzy is very honest and real. He could have said nothing about the drugs, affairs, atttempted murder on Sharon and painted himself out to be a saint. But he didn’t and I loved it about this book. He was also very good about how people were portayed. For example he did not have a bad word to say about most people and was respectful of artists like Paul McCartney.
This book begins in Aston where Ozzy lived with his parents. Where he describes his latest employment. He takes you on a wild journey of his life – and there is not a boring moment! Right through to the middle of the 2000s.
Along the way he meets plenty of interesting people and ends up in some rather weird situations. A great book if you do not mind a bit of swearing.
I now feel I know Ozzy better and although he has had a hell of a roller coaster ride.And I can honestly say he is entertaining.
But the main question you will be asking yourself at end of reading this book is:
How the hell is he still alive?