* The biggest campaign for the biggest and best-loved rock star of them all * Landmark outdoor advertising, plus promotion online and via music magazines will send sales of I AM OZZY platinum * Pitched not just as a great summer read, but as one of the all-time greatest rock ' n' roll stories
Born John Michael Osbourne in Birmingham, 1948, Ozzy Osbourne is one of rock music's most enduring figures. In the last few years he has also become one of television's best loved personalities via the wildly successful hit MTV show The Osbournes .
Osbourne, lead singer for the legendary band Black Sabbath, popular rock solo artist, husband to Sharon, and recent TV personality, is lucky to be alive. His autobiography describes the excesses of his rock 'n' roll lifestyle-every bottle, needle, pill, girl, and gun. Holding back nothing, this is horrific, fascinating, and often hilarious. Case-in-point: He asked Betty Ford where the bar was while checking into rehab for the first time. Ayers (Death By Leisure: A Cautionary Tale) does a great job of getting out of the way because his contribution is seamless; the voice here is pure Ozzy. Readers get behind-the-scenes stories of all of the numerous, infamous incidents of his life, including rumors of Satanism, biting the heads off of bats and doves, the bizarre death of guitarist Randy Rhoades, his courtship of the now-famous Sharon Osbourne, and his constant and endless battles with alcohol, drugs, and lawyers. Verdict Fans of Osbourne and his family and readers of rock 'n' roll biographies must read this. One of the most amazing rock autobiographies of all time; highly recommended.-Todd Spires, Bradley Univ. Lib., Peoria, IL Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Packed with outrageous, hilarious, disgusting and wholly improbable incedents - GuardianA must-read for fans of vicarious rock'n'roll insanity - Scotland on SundayEvery page of this hugely entertaining, sometimes painfully frank autobiography seems to have at least one punch-line to a good joke - UncutMightily entertaining - HeatA frank and honest account that will make you laugh out loud . . . A brilliant read - SunGripping, funny and sad - Q