I Am Ozzy (Ozzy Osbourne)
⏱ The Book in 30 Seconds or Less
Refer to the photo I used for this post (my attempt to illustrate what made up a lot of Ozzy’s life story). Ozzy goes somewhere, Ozzy gets drunk, Ozzy scores some drugs, Ozzy finds himself in an absolutely insane situation. Wash, rinse, repeat. This book is a retelling of Ozzy’s remarkable life, from his perspective, made up of the fragments of it that he actually remembers! This book covers his life from his humble beginnings and early jobs (most notably working at a meat processing plant/slaugher house), to his rise to fame and all the adventures he had along the way. It is the story of one of the greatest rock stars of all time, someone who helped define a long period of music history, and someone who will probably be remembered for many years to come. It also revealed a lot about his constant battle with drugs and alcohol, his journey to get clean, and all of the not so glamourous things that go with being a Rock Star.
🤷♂️ Who Should Read This Book?
If you’re looking for something different, or check any of the boxes below, this could be a great book for you:
You like autobiographies
You love rock music, and the evolution of the genre over the years
You get nostalgic about “classic rock” or rock from decades past
You love Ozzy!
You want to read about a roller coaster of a life
📚How Did I Come Across This Book?
I picked up this book to add some variety to my book rotation that‘s usually packed with fantasy. I love rock music, especially from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I’ve also always been fascinated by the life stories of some of my favourite rock stars. It’s always blown my mind to hear about how turbulent their lives were, reading about them gives me a glimpse into what it might have been like to live during those wild times.
🏆 My Verdict
Did I love Ozzy before reading this book? Yes. Do I love Ozzy after reading this book? Yes. If I were to give this book a rating out of 10 it would probably be 8/10. Honestly, it was a great read but as I got through it, it started to feel pretty repetitive. So much of it revolved around being drunk all the time, doing a lot of drugs, and the unpredictable life of an addict. I guess you could say that is a testament to how crazy Ozzy’s life was, and how hard it must have been to get through it— If I was getting bored of all the drugs and alcohol while reading this short autobiography I can only imagine what it must have been like to live through it! Overall, very happy that I read this and would recommend it to anyone looking to spice things up.
You should also check out the music video below for Under The Graveyard. It’s a great song, and the music video does a really good job portraying some of the dark times Ozzy talks about in the book.
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