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Stages: An Autobiography [Hardcover]

Jay Osmond
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Book Description

3 Jan 2013
Jay Osmond is a consummate entertainer. The youngest original member of the Osmond Brothers, he was widely known as the endearing little boy with the toothless grin on The Andy Williams Show. Fifty years, 30 gold albums, and 77 million records later, Jay opens up about his personal life and longstanding career in this heartfelt autobiography. Jay's public persona is confident, adventurous, and strong. But his close friends also know his vulnerable side, captured on the pages of this book. He is warm, sensitive, and focused on bringing happiness to others through his music. These qualities, along with his quick wit, have allowed him to cope with and overcome the challenges of life in and out of show business. Jay Osmond has been in the entertainment industry for over fifty years. While he is primarily known for his singing, he is a talented drummer who was voted by Flip Magazine as one of the top ten drummers in the United States. In 1972, Jay shared the lead with brother Merrill on ''Crazy Horses,'' which became the Osmonds 'bestselling single overseas;' it remains a fan favorite to this day.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Sourced Media Books (3 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984106847
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984106844
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 14.9 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 368,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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' Jay has produced numerous television specials and is a solo drum artist, but he spends most of his time as a member of The Osmond Brothers. Terri worked as an administrative assistant with the Michigan Public School system for 32 years. She is now the web administrator for two Michigan Public School Districts and works with The Osmond Brothers. Terri is now working on a second book with Jay Osmond. '' --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars keep the beat? absolutely !!!!!! 17 May 2011
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a very honest and at times sad insight into the ups and downs of being a child star. jay loved performing with his brothers but as a teenager wanted to hang out with friends and have a normal life~this caused personal conflict for himself and for his brothers as a collective. the family faced financial ruin but managed to overcome this huge problem. they met many wonderful entertaining people and made lifelong friends. jay talks about all the fun things that happened on tour. he also talks about how his faith has sustained him throughout his life and how it has kept him strong. i really enjoyed this book ~i read it twice~and will read again inthe future. thanks jay~ i fell in love all over again :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An insight into the life of Jay Osmond 8 Oct 2011
I have read a number of Osmond autobiographies (Donny, Marie, Merrill,and also Virl's book about Mother Osmond)and enjoyed them all. Stages, is a great read. It really shows what difficulties a person can have when he is not allowed his own identity. Jay took a break from singing and lived and worked as a regular person. A superb drummer, recognised by some of the best. He also talks about the great relationship he has with his brothers and sister. Well worth buying. I will keep mine to read again one day. Got Wayne's to read next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome! 26 Mar 2012
By julie
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In this book Jay proves what a wonderful person he is. It's funny, sad, witty, very well written, a great insight into an awesome dude :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!! 1 Jun 2012
By Sandra
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This book is such a good read. I, like I'm sure many ladies of a certain age who jumped on the Osmond bandwagon in the 70's (and never got off!), thought I knew all there was to know about them, but this book has shown me that there is so much more. This has given me such a lovely insight into the 'Osmond World' with stories not just about Jay but the entire family. I have laughed (out loud at times), cried and it has at times given me a great feeling of contentment. It is an easy read and I especially like the way it has been set out - you're never really quite sure what's coming next but always pleasantly surprised and never disappointed - I know I will read it many more times. I would recommend this book to anyone - Osmond Fan or not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal gift for any Osmond fan. 11 May 2012
By Petey
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I bought this Autobiography as a gift for my partner as she is a devoted fan of the Osmond Brothers.
Having read Donny's book this one by Jay once again tells the real story of the good and bad parts of being a child star in the music business. Jay gives a full account of what it was like growing up in a large family and the strict regeme they endured as kids to perfect their art. It tells of life on the road and also how their strong Mormon faith has carried them through to still remain the most successful boy band in the world. Great buy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting. 8 Feb 2013
By J.B
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Jay comes across as a thoroughly decent human being, a real family man.
He has led an interesting life up to know, hopefully much more to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 29 Jan 2013
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If you are an Osmond fan, and particularly a fan of Jay, you will love this book. It gives an insight into his life and thoughts on the various 'Stages' of his life, with thoughts from family and friends too. I love this book, but then, I've loved Jay for most of my life!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 21 Jan 2013
By Lynne
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I read this book in less than a day. I just couldn't put it down. It made me laugh and made me cry in places too. I've got a new found respect for Jay after reading this book. I'd give a five star rating for enjoyment and I've learnt a lot about my heroes from the 70s too.
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