I Am Ozzy

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I Am Ozzy
I am ozzy book cover.jpg
AuthorsOzzy Osbourne
Chris Ayres
CountryUnited States
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
Publication date
January 25, 2010
Media typePrint (Hardcover, paperback)
Pages416 pp
Followed byTrust 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]

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.[5] The book debuted at No. 2 on the New York Times' hardcover non-fiction best-seller list.[6] The book holds a 4.09 rating of 5 on goodreads.com [7]


  1. ^ "Ozzy Osbourne: I'm living on borrowed time". CNN. 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  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. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Wins 'Literary Achievement' Award At GUYS CHOICE AWARDS". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-01-27.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "I AM OZZY #2 ON NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST". MVRemix. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  7. ^ "I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-01-27.