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"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
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