I Am Ozzy

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I Am Ozzy
Authors Ozzy Osbourne
Chris Ayres
Country United States
Language English
Subject Autobiography
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Publication date
January 25, 2010
Media type Print (Hardcover, paperback)
Pages 416 pp
ISBN 978-0-446-57313-9
Followed by Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy

I Am Ozzy is the autobiography of Ozzy Osbourne, [1] vocalist of Black Sabbath and solo singer. It chronicles his life, beginning as a child, followed by his career as a vocalist. The book was widely praised by its readers for its level of detail, and humor. [2] [3] It currently holds a 4.6/5 rating on Amazon.com. [4]

So far, Ozzy has signed his autobiography at a Borders in New York City on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. [5] The book was co-written by Chris Ayres, because of Osbourne's dyslexia. The audio book was read by Frank Skinner.


In 2010, Osbourne won the "Literary Achievement" honour for his memoir, I Am Ozzy, at the Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City, California. Osbourne was presented with the award by Sir Ben Kingsley. [6] The book debuted at No. 2 on the New York Times' hardcover non-fiction best-seller list. [7] The book holds a 4.09 rating of 5 on goodreads.com [8]


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  2. Simon Garfield (2009-10-04). "I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne | Book review | Books | The Observer". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  3. "Book Review: I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne with Chris Ayres - Blogcritics Books". Blogcritics.org. 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  4. Lee, Tommy. "I Am Ozzy (9781847443465): Osbourne Ozzy: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  5. "Spotted: Ozzy Osbourne Signs His Book Of Darkness". Newsroom.mtv.com. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  6. "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Wins 'Literary Achievement' Award At GUYS CHOICE AWARDS". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-01-27.[ permanent dead link ]
  7. "I AM OZZY #2 ON NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST". MVRemix. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  8. "I am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-01-27.