Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I AM OZZY AUDIO BOOK: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
I AM OZZY

AN AUDIO BOOK
BY OZZY OSBOURN
AND CHRIS AYERS
READ BY FRANK SKINNER


ABOUT THE BOOK:

"They've said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: 'He bit the head off a bat.' Yes. 'He bit the head off a dove.' Yes. But then you hear things like, 'Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn't perform until he'd killed fifteen puppies . . .' Now me, kill fifteen puppies? I love puppies. I've got eighteen of the f**king things at home. I've killed a few cows in my time, mind you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night.

It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f**king 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 f**king two miles per hour.

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 Beverly Hills, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time.

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."


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Ozzy Osbourne was born in Aston, Birmingham, in 1948. He has sold over a hundred million records both with Black Sabbath and as an award-winning solo artist. He has five children and lives with his wife, Sharon, in California and Buckinghamshire.
To read more about OzzY's life, go to this bio part of his website for lots of information.



SEE MY REVIEW HERE!


AN AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP FOR
SPONSORING THIS GIVEAWAY,
I HAVE 3 COPIES OF THIS AUDIO
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY TO YOU!


RULES:
**U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
**NO P.O. BOXES, PLEASE
**MUST INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
**ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO COUNT

HOW TO ENTER:


+1 ENTRY: GO TO MY REVIEW AT THE POST FOR I AM OZZY, THE BOOK, HERE AND TELL ME SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING, OR MAYBE NOT INTERESTING, IN THE REVIEW

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON IF YOU ENTERED FOR MY BOOK GIVEAWAY. IF SO, WHICH WOULD YOU WANT TO WIN THE MOST? (WON'T EFFECT YOUR WIN AS IT IS DONE BY RANDOM.org)

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT IF YOU ALREADY ARE A LOYAL FOLLOWER OF ANY KIND AND WHERE/HOW

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE WITH THE LINK

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN
BY
6 PM, EST, FEBRUARY 21


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

84 comments:

scottsgal said...

I didn't realize he has 5 kids and 4 grandkids
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scottsgal said...

I entered your book giveaway
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Bethie said...

I find it interesting that there are so many nasty rumors about Ozzy. And if you speak to anyone, they would say they heard the same rumors.

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Bethie said...

+1 I entered the book giveaway. I think I would rather the book because I would like to give this to my husband. He is much more likely to read it than listen to it.

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Bethie said...

+ 1 I follow on GFC.

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Denny, Alaska said...

Oh boy: "I've killed a few cows in my time." Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway!

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Lee P said...

I didn't know that Ozzy was dyslexic. In my opinion, Ozzy is a man that doesn't realize how popular he is. He's just so down to earth, so is Sharon. Thank you for this really nice giveaway and please count me in.

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Lee P said...

I have entered the book giveaway for I Am Ozzy too! Although I would prefer the book, I'd also be very happy to win it on audio because I want to learn more about Ozzy and his crazy lifestyle. This book or audio will be hilarious.

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Lee P said...

I already follow Bookin' With Bingo via Google Friends and subscribe by email.

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Lee P said...

I tweeted your giveaway:

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Marilu said...

I knew Ozzy had more dogs than what is normally allowed by law,(where I live you can not have more than 4 dogs), but I didn't know he had 18 of them!

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Marilu said...

I entered your book giveaway. I would prefer the "paper book" over the audiobook, as that is my preference in general. Plus, the paper copy has photos. Another reason is that as a mom of 2 kids I would prefer to read it rather than have it playing on my stereo, so my kids don't hear it, as I know there is content not suitable for my kids! That being said I would rather have an audiobook copy than none at all!
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Marilu said...

I follow on Google friend connect, as well as facebook!
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christa @ mental foodie said...

I found it interesting you said "The book must have been tape recorded as there is no way Ozzy wrote all this but, in fact, the book is filled with his words because they bring out the unique man that he is." - husband is a big Ozzy fan and when I told him he has a book out, he said, 'he can write?" :)

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christa @ mental foodie said...

I've entered the Ozzy book giveaway because I love to read books (and fall asleep or get distracted with audio), but my husband doesn't read and will listen to audio only!

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Karyn said...

i follow you on bloglines

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christa @ mental foodie said...

I followed you via Google Reader RSS Feed

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Karyn said...

tweeted about the giveaway

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book giveaway http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-am-ozzy-audio-book-review-and.html

i don't know how to share the link like everyone else does!

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Martha Lawson said...

is dyslexic and doesn't read well - I had no idea!!

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Martha Lawson said...

I follow on google friend connect.

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Deb K said...

I love Ozzy! And~I didn't know that is dyslexic and doesn't read well! Wow~never would have thought that with all the music he knows.

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Commchick said...

I did not know Ozzy was dyslexic and thought he only had two children.

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Commchick said...

I entered the book giveaway - I would prefer the book but would be happy with the audio...I'm not picky

Sharon
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Commchick said...

I'm a faithful follower on blogger.

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MiscMayzee said...

I entered the book giveaway. I would prefer the audiobook. I think it would be more fun!

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MiscMayzee said...

I love his quote about ending up where he has and he never would have thought it as a kid!

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Wickdogg said...

I found it interesting that Ozzy is dyslexic.

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Wickdogg said...

I entered for the book as well. I think I'd enjoy the picture of the book part but have come to really enjoy audio books lately so I'd be happy with either.

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Wickdogg said...

I follow on google connect

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g.g. said...

I guess I shouldn't be surprised after watching the reality show but still didn't realize he had so many dogs...I think about 18?

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g.g. said...

I love audio books but would be happy with either one...or both!

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g.g. said...

I am a follower

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fredamans said...

Ozzy was on the Today show twice this week.

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rubynreba said...

I remember hearing about that he had bit the head off a bat - guess he really did!!
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rubynreba said...

I entered the book giveaway. I think I would rather have the book although either would be entertaining!
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rubynreba said...

I folow on google friend
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Glenn said...

That he takes his music seriously -interesting, as he doesn't give that impression. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I didn't know he had five children. I thought it was just Kelly and the other son that was always in trouble on TV.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I entered for the book giveaway too. I would prefer the audiobook if given a choice.

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shopannies said...

Ozzie is in his early 60s now and must have been in his late 30s early 40s when entertaining when I was a teen. WOW to have that much energy
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RachieG said...

I'm a follower

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RachieG said...

Gotta admit, I liked reading your review and I smiled when he talked about puppies. "I love puppies, I have eighteen at home!" HA!

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Lyoness2009 said...

Count me in. I thought it was interesting how serious he takes his music. I know that is his life's work, but he just doesn't strike me as someone to take much seriously.

This book looks pretty good. I enjoyed their show when it was on MTV.

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Lyoness2009 said...

I am a follower

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dsandyboy said...

I found out that Ozzy has his own blog.

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dsandyboy said...

I entered the Ozzy book giveaway. I would prefer the book. I am a reader.

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dsandyboy said...

I am a follower.

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FrankSandy said...

Ozzy is dyslexic; so are a number of other artists.

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FrankSandy said...

I entered the I am Ozzy book giveaway too. I would prefer the book. I enjoy reading.

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FrankSandy said...

I am a Google friend.

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Natalie W said...

I didn't know he had 5 kids and grandkids! I'm going to google it and find out about them.
Thanks!
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Natalie W said...

I'm a follower on Google friends and Facebook!
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Benita said...

I really found it interesting that he was dyslexic. So many people are!

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Benita said...

I entered the book giveaway. I think I'd rather have the audiobook. It's time to give my eyes a little rest.

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Benita said...

I am a follower via GFC.

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Linda Henderson said...

I did not realize that he had 5 kids. I thought he just had 2.

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Linda Henderson said...

I entered your book giveaway. While I would be happy with either, I would rather have the book.

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Linda Henderson said...

I follow on Google.

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Sean said...

please enter me
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Sean said...

please enter me
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Wrighty said...

I really enjoyed your review! It's good to know that you could still feel his personality come through even though he has a ghostwriter.

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Wrighty said...

I also entered for the book contest. I don't really have a preference for either version. They both will be great fun!

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Wrighty said...

I follow through Google Connect and have you on my blogroll.

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Wrighty said...

Added to my sidebar
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Anonymous said...

didn't realize he had grandchildren. mjsinger500@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am not thrilled about the offensive language, but am glad that you warned readers about that and the scenes mentioned.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I thought he only had the two kids so that was good to learn.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I've entered both but I would rather win the disk. It'd be easier for long car rides.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow with google friend connect. :)

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kerri69 said...

I love Qzzy and I didnt know he was dyslexic either But i remember all the rumours he was a devil worsshiper and so on I am suprised he never got rabies he is still my fav


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kerri69 said...

I am following youre blog
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kerri69 said...

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kerri69 said...

I signed up for youre book giveaway and would love to win the book but really i would be happy with either one

Terri said...

I've been an Ozzy fan most of my life and know a lot about him already. He's hysterically funny even after all he's been through. I didn't know that he has 4 grandchildren though

Terri said...

GFC follower

Terri said...

I entered the swan Thieves giveaway. I want to win this one the most.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I find it interesting that he has 5 children. I totally missed 2 of them. lol

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

Yes, I did enter your Book giveaway. Which one would I want more? I am not really sure since Ozzy is not reading it. It it were read by him I would have to say the book because I can't understand 1/3 of what he says. lol

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

Definitely a follower via GFC, reader and now Networked Blogs

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