I Am Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne with Chris AyresSphere, 2009, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper is a little ruffled with a scuff midway to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. A pleasant copy.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: “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, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and California, I wouldn’t have put money on me, no P**ing way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time.
Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I’ve been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at two miles per hour.
A lot of it ain’t gonna be pretty. I’ve done some bad things in my time. I’ve always been drawn to the dark side, me. But I ain’t the devil. I’m just John Osbourne: a working-class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time.”