on 8 October 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.
on 29 January 2013
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!!
on 1 June 2012
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.
on 31 December 2013
Stages, the life of the osmonds, well called stages as it gives you the ups and downs of all the osmond family, well written by jay, as he covers every aspect of being a member of the most famous family in the world, how they were brought up by their parents(George and Olive), and how they went to work in the world of show buisness, over 50 years ago and are still performing to this day, their music will live on and on for time and all eternity.Jay covers his life and all those around him the good and the bad, is all here, to read, so if you want to read about the OSMONDS, then buy this book you will not be dissapointed.