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Officially Osbourne: Opening the Doors to the Land of Oz Paperback – 18 Nov 2002
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About the Author
OZZY OSBOURNE, the veteran rocker and Grammy Award-winning lead singer of Black Sabbath, is an infamous name in the music industry. Although known to many as the dove-eating, bat-wielding rebellious frontman of Black Sabbath and notorious solo star, his fans know that offstage, Ozzy Osbourne is a family man and good-hearted soul who loves and appreciates his fans. TODD GOLD is an editor for PEOPLE MAGAZINE. He has co-authored several biographies including LITTLE LOST GIRL with Drew Barrymore and PRYOR CONVICTIONS with Richard Pryor.
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"Officially Osbourne" is an episode guide (first season) interspersed with biographies, interviews, and information. Each of the bios includes favorite music, birth date, video games, personal philosophies, what their family members say about them, and then an interview. Each episode has a basic summary (about two or three paragraphs) and a slew of pictures. Also there are best lines ("Bubbles? Oh come on, Sharon! I'm the Prince of #$&*in' Darkness!"), and highlights (a fire in the kitchen -- "the first one in the new house").
There are chapters on other topics too: On Melinda Verga, a lower-key employee, on home decor (black, antiques, and crucifixes), the different rooms in the house, and on the pets (dogs and cats, most memorably Lola). One chapter is devoted to Ozzy and Sharon's parenting methods, and what their kids think of those methods. And most tantalizing of all is the chapter where they talk about what never made it onto your TV screen...
This book captures some of the spirit that infuses the Osbourne TV show. The coverage and interviews with Ozzy, smart wife Sharon and kids Jack and Kelly (Aimee declined to be in the show). Their attitudes are refreshingly honest and open -- in a celebrity subculture where people say prescripted, inoffensive lines, the Osbournes will tell the world what they do and don't like (Kelly hates pop singers, for example).Read more ›