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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Win the audiobook - I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourn


I Am Ozzy
by Ozzy Osbourn


"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."

Listen to an Excerpt.

Giveaway

I have three copies of this audiobook to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT) please tell me your favorite musician/band and leave your email address.

For additional entries you can sign up to follow (old followers let me know), Twitter or post it on your blog. Each entry must have it's own comment. (Four entries total.)

This giveaway if for U.S./Canada only - no PO boxes and will end Feb 10th! Good luck!

41 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

fredamans said...

One of my favorites is Black Sabbath, hence my desire for the audiobook!

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fredamans said...

Old follower.


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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/7991757297

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Mrs. Melissa said...

this sounds AWESOME!! Fave band right now is HALESTORM!!

Please enter me!
Melissa
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Mrs. Melissa said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wlcgrad/status/8005806237

Lee P said...

I love Ozzy!! One of my favorite Canadian bands is The Tea Party. I also love GNR, Motley Crue, Aerosmith. Oh, I could go on and on... Thank you for this great giveaway.

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Lee P said...

I follow Books And Needlepoint via Google Friends.

chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/8006898140

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scottsgal said...

Poison, REO, Styx and Journey
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scottsgal said...

already a follower
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Denny, Alaska said...

ZZ Top! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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ossmcalc said...

I think that my favorite musical artist would have to be Elton John even though you will rarely find me listening to anything but country music. I am hoping to win tickets to his concert with Billy Joel in Oklahoma City.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I am an "old" follower.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/8019290955

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Benita said...

So many favorites. But today I was listening to a Bob Dylan CD and singing his songs since. Today I'll say Dylan.

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Benita said...

I follow on GFC.

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Debbie Rodgers said...

I love the Beatles, but I want to win for my husband who has different musical tastes than I do.

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Debbie Rodgers said...

I follow your blog

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K said...

My fav band is Pantera, Philip Anselmo is a genius but without Sabbath to lead the way who knows how metal would have turned out!

Simply Stacie said...

I love Daughtry.

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Simply Stacie said...

I follow.

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I gotta say, I still love Britney! And Cher will always be a fav too.

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

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amweeks said...

I love Ozzy...in fact we named our dog after him! But I do have to admit that my favorite band isn't Black Sabbath...it's the Cure... or Led Zeppelin...or AC/DC

amweeks said...

I follow! (amweeks)

amweeks said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/8415457449

Sean said...

my favourite band is the trews
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Rebecca Graham said...

I like Eric Clapton.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/8441467780

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Dawn M. said...

I tend to change a lot but my most constant favorites have been Billy Joel & Garth Brooks.

Thanks! :0)
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Dawn M. said...

I follow with google reader.

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Natalie W said...

Oh I have to enter! My fav. musician/band, Bon Jovi.
Thanks!
Nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

Natalie W said...

I'm an old follower
nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

Natalie W said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/nataliew2/status/8478646741
nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

Tracey said...

My favorites change all the time but for right now my fave is John Mayer.
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BillyJack said...

My your favorite band is "Blue Rodeo" They are AMAZING!

DCMetroreader said...

The Stones are my favorite group.

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DCMetroreader said...

Follower

DCMetroreader said...

Tweeted (twitter name is kimspam66)

Bethie said...

My fav musician is Billy Joel.

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