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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
Published December 1st 2004 by Pocket Books
(first published January 27th 2003)
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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.
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
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.
Aug 02, 2011 Lisa Bennett rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
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!
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.
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.
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.More about Ozzy Osbourne...