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Ordinary People

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  124 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
A collection of often hilarious, sometimes poignant, and always highly entertaining memoirs told from the individual viewpoints of each member of the Osbourne family - Ozzy, his manager wife Sharon, their 15-year-old son Jack and daughter Kelly, 16. It will also feature the couple's third child, Aimee, who declined to take part in the show and lived in the guesthouse durin ...more
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Published December 1st 2004 by Pocket Books (first published January 27th 2003)
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Linda
Jul 12, 2007 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is cathartic for this famous family, especially for Ozzy. If you are someone who never really listened to Black Sabbath or Ozzy, this book will most likely prompt you to visit their music and give a listen. This book also shows how a gutsy Sharon went against the grain in a male-dominated industry and became such a powerhouse.
Amy
Mar 05, 2010 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir
The Osbourne Family was not known until recently for their reality TV show on MTV. Ozzy Osbourne is the famous one who is known for being the front man of Black Sabbath and biting off the head of a bat at one his shows. I watched the Osbourne show a little bit when it was on and found it quite entertaining, however it definitely portrayed Ozzy as the drunk mumbling stumbling dad who was never quite there. This book is a collaboration of the family members who put together in their words what it' ...more
Kirsty
Mar 04, 2008 Kirsty rated it it was amazing
The Osbournes fascinate me, and I found this book really interesting. I liked the way the 4 of the Osbournes gave their views (except for Amy - she didn't want anything to do with the MTV show or the book). I loved reading about their hectic lifestyles, and its clear they are a very loving family. Great read.
Lisa Bennett
Aug 02, 2011 Lisa Bennett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: autobiography
Brilliant. I can relate to Sharon on so many levels. A fascinating read into the lives of the Osbourne family. I've also read Sharon's two books, and i' waiting to read Ozzy's new one. Such an interesting family. You've just got to admire and love them for everything they've been through and for what they've achieved!
Leisa
Jun 27, 2012 Leisa rated it liked it


I love Sharon and Ozzy. This was written while the kids were still teenagers so a lot has changed. All I kept thinking was please let Aimee come to terms with her fathers issues and let go of her anger. She's a beautiful girl. They may not be a normal family but I wouldn't call them dysfunctional; it works for them.
Jenn
Dec 26, 2010 Jenn rated it liked it
I love Ozzy! And I love Sharon! Their kids...not so much. But I knew that from their tv show. It was cool to read about their background, but I really don't like Aimee at all. It took awhile to get used to the format of this book and I think that put me off a bit.
Rod
Dec 02, 2009 Rod rated it liked it
This was a quick read through the nasty history of the Osbourne family. If you thought your family was screwed up: then you're in good company.
I enjoyed the parts about Ozzy's guitar player - Randy Rhoads. Very touching.
Kimei
Jul 31, 2011 Kimei rated it liked it
A look deeper into the much televised world of the Osbournes. Some interesting tales from the past, touching family hardships and laugh out loud weirdness and dysfunctionality.
chucklesthescot
May 18, 2010 chucklesthescot rated it liked it
A fascinating look at the Osbourne family based on interviews with each family member, talking about events in their life.
Elizabeth
Three words I would attribute to this book:
1.)Crass
2.)Hilarious
3.)Honest
Cora
Aug 23, 2008 Cora is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I have been reading this off and on for awhile now.. almost finished!
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Loved this book!
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hee hee. i felt very silly reading this on the train!!
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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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