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Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  962 Ratings  ·  143 Reviews
Wondering if science could explain how he survived his 40-year avalanche of drugs and alcohol, Ozzy Osbourne became one of a handful of people in the world to have his entire DNA mapped in 2010. It was a highly complex, $65,000 process, but the results were conclusive: Ozzy is a genetic anomaly. The "Full Ozzy Genome" contained variants that scientists had never before enc ...more
Published October 11th 2011 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2011)
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Roderic Moore
Six days ago I attended a book signing in San Francisco by Ozzy promoting this book. He was very gracious, shaking my hand as he handed me an autographed copy of the book. I regularly read the Dr. Ozzy columns in select issues of Rolling Stone and find them entertaining, and often very informative. The last time I laughed so hard when reading a book was when I read "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson many years ago. The self proclaimed "Prince of F**king Darkness" can be hilar ...more
Sep 05, 2011 Georgette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Ozzy. I loved his autobiography last year, and I love this book a little more, perhaps.
Ozzy, the Prince of Darkness, is back with a collection of questions stemming from his Rolling Stone column of the last year. People write in with questions of the unlikeliest nature, not to mention genuine maladies and medical/psychological concerns. It's one of the few things I enjoy in Rolling Stone these days(face it, kids, the glory days of that magazine have long come and gone). The answers are i
Aug 23, 2013 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BWHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!The introduction alone on this got me to give it 4 stars! Remember, this is a humorous book. And the people that write into Ozzy for advise really need to have their heads checked. "I heard that if you have athlethe's foot you can get rid of it by pissing on it, is that true?" " Hell, I wish I heard about that years ago as I used to put cocaine on mine and that was expensive"
Took my time on this one. Cause I really enjoyed reading it. Favorite bits were when Ozzy realized t
Reese Copeland
Apr 30, 2012 Reese Copeland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While all the medical information Ozzy may not know himself, you can get a sense that he really does have concern for the folks who write in. He has some funny moments, some heart felt moments, and other moments where he can share either his own experiences or those of people he knows. Entertaining, as well as informative in typical Ozzy fashion! Worth the read!
Having read ozzy's recent bio i knew how funny he could be and also sometimes introspective and thoughtful but the format of this book was just too scattered for me. I read his column in Rolling Stone mag and enjoy it monthly but it is only about 3 questions long which is about right. This compilation includes too much dumb, predictable and unfunny stuff to make up for anything that is enjoyable. Weird little trivia facts and quizzes further muddle this collection. This is not a book to read, ra ...more
Daisy Loomis
Too much info about the wife.
Oct 20, 2011 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults who aren't afraid of the word fuck.
Ozzy...I love ya man! The humor of Ozzy and some pretty good health tips too.....mgc
Artiom Karsiuk
Dec 15, 2014 Artiom Karsiuk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Damn... After reading something with as an absurd of a concept as this, you can't help but wonder what other literary gems are there to be written. Into the WWE Universe with Stephen Hawking? Chuck Norris roundhouse kicks Wall Street? Fuck it, I'm sure Vladimir Putin can write the shit out of a cookbook. The hell do we know? Nothing would surprise me after having read an entire book of medical advise from OZZY OSBOURNE, of all people: the only man walking the face of the Earth, other than Keith ...more
Feb 13, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kann das gut gehen, wenn ein Mann wie Ozzy Osbourne einen medizinischen Ratgeber schreibt, wo er doch selbst alles andere als gesund gelebt hat und sowieso ein wandelndes medizinisches Wunder ist? Die Antwort lautet: ja, das kann es! Vielleicht nicht auf herkömmlichen Wege, also man sollte den ein oder anderen Tipp lieber nicht in die Tat umsetzen, aber was es einem vor allem beschert, sind lustige Stunden und Lachen ist ja bekanntlich gesund!

Wer Ozzy kennt, der kennt auch seine Eskapaden, die v
Apr 29, 2012 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are after a little pick-me-up, then this might be just the book for you. Based on Ozzy Osbourne’s columns in the British Sunday Times, “Trust me, I’m Dr. Ozzy” is jam-packed with advice on health, hygiene, diet and exercise, as well as guidance for all manner of medical situations. And after all, who would be better qualified to give out medical advice? Ozzy Osbourne has sampled every drug (legal or otherwise) known to man, so he’s bound to know what the side-affects are. He’s also swallo ...more
William Johnson
I read this back to back with I am Ozzy so the only complaint was some repeated storytelling (oh, and some annoying printing errors that were far too common for a largely published book).

This was a hoot, just like I Am Ozzy, but it was also, surprisingly, helpful. Being a person who is terrified of doctors yet constantly worried about death, Ozzy has given me the courage to check in with a GP and figure out if there is anything wrong with me.

The book is kind of a 'best of', I assume, of his 'Dr.
Steve Bouchard
Jan 01, 2014 Steve Bouchard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who knew that Ozzy had an advice column in the paper? Apparently a lot of people did, and he shelled out the advice from medical to personal. The result? Hilarious. Now, Ozzy isn't a comedian, but you can't help chuckle at his no-holds-barred approach to the questions.

Dr. Ozzy? Maybe not - but as he admits to his own lifetime's relationship with drugs and alcohol, he has a lot of first-hand experience to share. He's a recovering alcoholic (among other things), and his "Don't" advice is usually s
Frank Allinson
To be honest with you the thought of Ozzy Osbourne (The Prince of Darkness himself!) being the health & relationship columnist for the Sunday Times seemed to be a bit far fetched. However this book confirms that he is. Ozzy is billed as rocks ultimate survivor and now here he is dishing out words of wisdom to those in need of his help.

The answers that Ozzy gives to those that have written to him are actually very good. They come with a large pinch of common sense, a lot of laugh out load hum
This is a funny romp into the wild and wonderful world of medical advice provided as only Ozzy Osbourne can. Very tongue in cheek (I think he has a cure for that!!??) and will make you cringe one moment and giggle the next. If you are a fan of the Dark One, this is a fun book for you. What started off as a column for Rolling Stone Magazine has blossomed into a book to place upon your coffee table to shock and awe your guests.

Ozzy is quite the character, and even with all of the joking in the boo
Carnivorous Mower
Dec 17, 2015 Carnivorous Mower rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got this book for five bucks from the Wanaka Salvation Army shop, and it would be the funniest five bucks I’ve ever spent. While Ozzy didn’t actually WRITE anything, being dyslexic and all, he supposedly dictated most of this. He had an advice column in several newspapers, and this book is a collection and expansion of these. The medical advice was all checked by professionals, but otherwise, it was pure, chaotic, accidentally idiotic but simultaneously wise Ozzy. This perfectly showcases the wi ...more
Joe Lombardo
Jun 02, 2013 Joe Lombardo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This year I read "Trust me, Im Dr. Ozzy" by Ozzy Osbourne. I enjoyed this book very much. Originally, I was recommended a different book by Ozzy Osbourne called " I am Ozzy". My brothers had recommended me it. Unfortunately, I could not find " I am Ozzy", so instead I choose to read "Trust me, Im Dr.Ozzy". This book was the first book I read that was strictly meant to be humorous. This book was the perfect fit. Ozzy Osbourne spoke about the insane things he did in life, whether it was about his ...more
Nicolas Bateman
Apr 24, 2013 Nicolas Bateman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun
I laughed, a lot, when reading this compilation of the Prince of Darkness's medical advice column. Even if these extracts have the strong unmistakable smell of a ghost writer so shot on coffee that he forgets to request his name to figure on the cover (Let's face it, Uncle Ozzy can barely come up with three sentences in a row during interviews after a life of drugs, how would he come up with such a good syntax?), this book is a genuine pure rush of pleasure and easy going fun that would definite ...more
John Matthews
Would you take advice from a self-proclaimed "Madman"? No one in their right mind would. But the people who wrote in to Ozzy's medical advice column (reprinted here in book form) were doubtlessly not in search of sound medical advice. Regardless of the tongue-in-cheek nature of this endeavor, Ozzy nonetheless often provides common sense advice after making a joke or two.He has seen his share of doctors in his lifetime and has had some notorious health issues both real and imagined. If you want t ...more
Yuuki Nakashima
Dec 02, 2013 Yuuki Nakashima rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, music, nonfiction
When I purchased this book, I expected that it filled with plenty of humor. However, Ozzy's advice is not just a joke! His comments made sense but also funny. He never made an irresponsible advice in this book. I mean he often mentioned a real doctor, therapist, checkup... but everything was talked in funny way. It's the funniest medical advice book in the world and it's also worthwhile, I think.
I enjoyed it very much but I gave it 4 stars. Why didn't I give it 5? Because "I Am Ozzy" was extreme
Dec 17, 2014 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about what you'd think it is. If you think that getting fake medical advice from a rock star who has abused every drug in the world simultaneously, should be dead, and lived to tell about it, is funny, you'll love this book.

The irony of the former lead vocalist of Black Sabbath giving medical advice is not lost on me, so I think it's hilarious. I'm pretty sure much of it is ghost-written, so there's that. If you're a purist of any sort, you won't be drawn to this book.

But the advice
Mar 24, 2014 Rod rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was annoyingly fun. Somewhat medical (lifestyle) advice from an idiot who has made almost every mistake known to man. So surprisingly his advice is fairly useful.

The best thing about the book is that he continually advises people to go see a real Doctor...and stop being such idiots. Great advice actually.

This is similar to the Darwin Awards: A close-up view of the insanity of mankind. But if someone has sunk to asking Ozzy Osbourne for help - they've bottomed out. But his answers are often
Oct 24, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love love LOVED this book. I am not a fan of Ozzy's music, but I love the brands that he and his wife have created for themselves. This book was a light read, a lot of fun and a great break from all the bad news out in the world today. After reading this book, I am convinced that the "Prince of Darkness" has a huge and gentle heart. He gave a lot of funny advice but it's clear to me that he really does care about others and would like to help people from repeating his bad choices. Thanks Dr. Ozz ...more
Feb 05, 2012 Kaitie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, humor
A very entertaining read.

I'm not really sure how much of this I believe actually came from Ozzy, but I'll assume it was a good portion at least. While most advice came down to "visit your GP" he had some funny anecdotes and random advice that made me laugh. I just love the Osbourne family, especially Sharon, so just getting some stories from their life was fun.

A good read if you like Ozzy, but don't go looking for a lot of real medical advice. There was some interesting medical trivia and quizz
Nov 29, 2011 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Reading this, it's kind of sobering how much wild stuff the guy has lived through. He's not a medical expert, but he doesn't pretend to be, and refers people to actual experts when they need one. His advice is compassionate, and what he's really giving people is a sounding board- as he points out, if you write to a rock star for advice, you pretty much already know the right answer, you just don't want to admit it.

Also, some of the stories about his life are hilarious.
Jul 13, 2013 Gabrielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ripped from Rolling Stone is funny, quirky, the incredible Dr. Ozzy. People send him questions and the rock God answers them to the best of his ability. Which, can be rather funny. Don't Worry if you get his voice in your head when your reading it because I'm pretty sure everyone else did too. Really enjoyed this book because after a long stress filled day there is nothing better than curling up and laughing hysterically to Dr. Ozzy.
Tracy Goode
It was pretty funny. I'm not sure how much of that was actually written by Ozzy but it was amusing. towards the end it was a bit preachy of the dangerous of booze. I know he went through a lot, but some people can control their intake, for those who can't by all means stop! the editor should have not bunched the anti-alcohol propaganda so close together. But, It was a good fast read, very amusing.
Dollie Lemon
Oct 24, 2013 Dollie Lemon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was mixed with Ozzy's dark humor, personality and some seriousness. I think it brings the Prince of Darkness into the light so to speak. In this book he shows another side of himself as he truly is an advocate for health. I like that he is sharing that with the world. It sets a good example for our younger generation to take care of their bodies. This book really is funny.
Jan 25, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing semi-reliable medical information, but mostly I love the heartwarming/terrifying anecdotes from The Prince of Darkness. The tone and content organization are enjoyable. Anyone should read this that is interested in learning more about people. I can see why his column is popular. I should try and find it, to keep up with Dr. Ozzy.
Great bathroom book!!
I wouldn't recommend just sitting down with the intention of reading the entire book. This is more something you would pick up and read a questioin or three when you had just a few minutes to kill. Some of those questions will make you chuckle. Some of them are full on guffaw worthy. Then there are the few that have you scratching your head at the stupidity of some people.
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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is the lead vocalist of the pioneering English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, a multi-platinum, award winning successful solo artist and the star of the reality show, The Osbournes. Considered by many to be the "Godfather of Heavy Metal," Ozzy has enjoyed a career that has now spanned four decades.
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