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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (Oct. 11 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455503339
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455503339
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #278,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ozzy Osbourne was born in Aston, Birmingham, in 1948. He has sold over a hundred million records both with Black Sabbath and as a Grammy Award-winning solo artist. He has five children and lives with his wife, Sharon, in California and Buckinghamshire.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Skylar TOP 500 REVIEWER on Oct. 22 2011
Format: Hardcover
On the surface it seems rather silly that someone would ask advice to Ozzy Osbourne; an original member of Black Sabbath, successful solo artist and reality TV dad. Yet when you think about it, Ozzy being alive is a miracle from a medical (and human) point of view. The Madman is known for his substance and alcohol abuse. But he also survived a lot, emotionally and physically from the death of guitarist Randy Rhoads (whom he described as "God entering my life") to almost dying in a quad bike accident in 2003. Ozzy was approach by London paper The Sunday Times to write a column each week and answer questions as "Dr. Ozzy". It's an interesting concept and while it may have failed with any other rockstar, with Ozzy it works. Osbourne answers questions but mostly they aren't specifically about medical health, they're more varied and real-life issues. I read this book in an afternoon looking for a way to kill time while waiting since I had some time to spare. I must admit that I wasn't expecting too much out of "Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor" but it was a much more pleasant read than I imagined it would be. I enjoyed Ozzy's first book "I Am Ozzy", which was more of a biography but still ended up enjoying this second book just as much. "Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy". But not only is a collection of articles, there are some also added content as chapters in between in which Ozzy discusses a bit of his medical history and his genome which explains why he is still alive today.

His answers are often very funny but he's also honest; sometimes he says it's best the asker (s) go see a doctor. At times his answers make complete sense and he can relate to the asker's questions because he's been through a lot during his 62 years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Poirier TOP 50 REVIEWER on Oct. 18 2013
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In a question and answer format originating from popular newspaper columns, Ozzy provides advice on a variety of topics concerned mainly with health/social/psychological issues - these being sorted out in different chapters.

To be honest, I was expecting this book to be full of humour all centered uniquely on health matters. Instead, I found this book to be full of sound, reasonable, common sense advice on several topics - including drug and alcohol abuse. As an added bonus, Ozzy has included quite a bit from his own personal life experiences which makes this book doubly interesting. And the humour is there, as well! In fact, on several occasions I had tears rolling down my face from laughing so hard.

The writing style is very clear, lively and friendly, but especially it's, well, Ozzy's. This book can be enjoyed by anyone looking for a light, pleasant, humorous and informative read - Ozzy fan or not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kate on Jan. 19 2014
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Funny and often times sensible, Ozzy does a wonderful job of handing out advice. Obviously not all answers are to be taken seriously but I was quite impressed with his common sense solutions to many of the problems presented to him. I really enjoy his sense of the absurd and the fact that he doesn't have any issues with poking fun at himself as he's making fun of some of the questions. A really enjoyable read ~ and I learned some things too!
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By gary on April 27 2015
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ok book kinda funny
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He's not an actual doctor, but who wouldn't want advice from him? Oct. 22 2011
By Tommy Skylar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
On the surface it seems rather silly that someone would ask advice to Ozzy Osbourne; an original member of Black Sabbath, successful solo artist and reality TV dad. Yet when you think about it, Ozzy being alive is a miracle from a medical (and human) point of view. The Madman is known for his substance and alcohol abuse. But he also survived a lot, emotionally and physically from the death of guitarist Randy Rhoads (whom he described as "God entering my life") to almost dying in a quad bike accident in 2003. Ozzy was approach by London paper The Sunday Times to write a column each week and answer questions as "Dr. Ozzy". It's an interesting concept and while it may have failed with any other rockstar, with Ozzy it works. Osbourne answers questions but mostly they aren't specifically about medical health, they're more varied and real-life issues. I read this book in an afternoon looking for a way to kill time while waiting since I had some time to spare. I must admit that I wasn't expecting too much out of "Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor" but it was a much more pleasant read than I imagined it would be. I enjoyed Ozzy's first book "I Am Ozzy", which was more of a biography but still ended up enjoying this second book just as much. "Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy". But not only is a collection of articles, there are some also added content as chapters in between in which Ozzy discusses a bit of his medical history and his genome which explains why he is still alive today.

His answers are often very funny but he's also honest; sometimes he says it's best the asker (s) go see a doctor. At times his answers make complete sense and he can relate to the asker's questions because he's been through a lot during his 62 years. Ozzy receives all kinds of questions and every single answer is funny if nothing else. Ozzy also discusses his genome which explains how he managed to survive all he went through. It's the more complicated part of the book with plenty of medical terms but the facts were interesting. I loved reading the questions and Ozzy's answers but another part I really liked was the quizzes. The questions are more or less divided into chapters related to different topics. At the end of the questions and the chapter, there is a quiz. Now those quizzes are related to medical health and some of the questions are far out and their answers even crazier. I learned a lot of crazy and unnecessary facts but they sure will make for interesting conversation. For instance a question is "What did Cleopatra put on her face as part of a beauty treatment?". I could never have guessed that the answer would have been alligator feces!

I read the book in one sitting in a few hours and even if it's a little on the brief side, it's a fun and entertaining read. I can't say that Ozzy gives the best advice (and in some cases he seems to make fun of the questions and those who make them up) but he's honest and you can't fault him for that. Besides you don't think he's a real doctor, do you? Some of his advice on the other hand looks rather well-thought and is sincere. The man's been through a lot and even if most people think he's just this crazy, old character, the Prince of Darkness is funny, charming and at times even displays some wisdom. If you're looking for Oz's bio you came to the wrong place, "I Am Ozzy" is what you want. If you read his biography and are looking for more, or perhaps just curious then "Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy" is a very good and entertaining read. 4/5 stars.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Completely Worth Every Penny Oct. 31 2011
By Justin Rowe - Published on Amazon.com
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When I first heard about a book about Ozzy Osbourne giving health advice, I thought it was completely bollocks. Luckily, it wasn't. TRUST ME, I'M DR. OZZY has to be one of the funniest books I've read in a good long while, and it blindsided me on how factual it can actually get. About 99% of the questions, Ozzy answers them truthfully and to the best of his ability. If you're an Ozzy fan, like myself, get the book. It will not disappoint.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Entertaining good fun! Nov. 25 2011
By Melodramie - Published on Amazon.com
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and laughed out loud often! Despite his mad-man reputation and history, Ozzy displays a surprising amount of maturity, common sense, solid moral values and an endearing empathy for others, while remaining hilarious the whole time. Highly recommend this book, especially if you're an Ozzy fan or have an interest in him.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Advice From a Proven Medical Miracle June 22 2012
By Shusaku - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book more or less comes off as a joke... and rightly so... Who would think, at first thought, that madman Ozzy Osbourne would be asked for medical help? However, those that have read his autobiography I Am Ozzy, as well as those that have followed his career over the last few decades would realize all the insanity that went into the man and led to him having experienced much more than most ever will.

I purchased the book at a book signing, and as such didn't get around to reading it for another couple months (the signed copy being completely protected since I got it signed, I had to wait to get another copy, which was delayed due to school keeping me busy). After sitting down and reading it, you get to see the humorous, sarcastic wisdom that comes with years of joking around and dealing with every kind of drug imaginable.

Do I think the book should be taken seriously? Not entirely... though there can be no denying that a fair bit of it is worth the read, and who knows? Might actually lead to some good.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Yeah, Dr Ozzy!!! Nov. 6 2011
By Surferofromantica - Published on Amazon.com
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That loveable madman Ozzy Osbourne is back with his second non-fiction book. And while I don't really like the title so much, it's good fun to read even if it's not as informative as his autobiography (how could it be? this is a book for curiosity-seekers, not for Black Sabbath fans). I thought that Ozzy wouldn't make a believable commentator on medical matters, but he argues convincingly that his vast experience as the victim of a mind-boggling range of accidents and abuse, most (but not all) of them self-inflicted, qualifies him to dispense some level of advice. Nearly every entry has a sort of "I once suffered from the same malady, and I got over it by..." tone to it. Most chapters will contain a short intro, a series of brief questions from readers, with Ozzy providing his answers (which are sometimes shorter than the questions), along with a pull-out box giving interesting factoids on related topics, a handy graph/table running through various maladies. Nearly every answer has a pithy final sentence to it: "if you keep taking drugs, forget about your cholesterol - chances are you'll kill yourself before anything else can", "take it from the Prince of Darkness: cigarettes are evil, man" or "tea might not be very rock 'n' roll, but it's magic potion to me." At the end of each chapter there's a quiz, with the answers and scoring at the end of the book. One chapter, perhaps the most fascinating of them all, has no reader questions at all, but goes over how Ozzy had his genome sequenced and what was learned from it. The chapters are grouped by topics, such as sickness, death, diet and exercise, hygiene, self-medication, human relations, mental health, etc.

Naturally, the book is hilarious, although in truth it doesn't really pick up until about page 120, after which there were several points that made me laugh out loud. The back cover, with Ozzy's "medical certificate" from the University of Rock 'n' Roll of Aston, Birmingham (signed by "Dr Malory Practice, IOU") is hilarious, as is the disclaimer (including the fine print in the "Important Safety Information" section - "Trials have shown that a low dose of DR OZZY is no safer than a high dose of DR OZZY"), and even the table of contents itself (Chapter 3 - Pruning: Cleanliness Is Next to Ozzyness; Chapter 4 - Family, The Other F Word: You Love `Em to Death, but They Drive You Mental; Chapter - 10 Sex, Romance & Ballcare: Dr Ozzy's Guide to the Bats and the Bees). In some cases he references an activity, like buying drugs or purchasing a rifle, with a footnote that says "might not be legal where you live" - no duh, sherlock! The book is co-written with Chris Ayres, who co-authored his autobiography, and there is probably also a real medical practitioner around as a consultant. A phrase on one of the early pages says "The Doctor Is In... sane". No more fitting words were ever spoken. But he's not the only one who's bonkers, as we'll see.

And so, actually, it's the people who write in from North America and Europe (but also other parts of the world, including China, Dubai, Ghana and Japan) with questions who are the real stars of the book, and there are hundreds of odd cases. Like the 65-year old who asks Dr Ozzy's advice about how to rebuild his flagging libido, after going from a daily bonk with the missus to only two or three a week (get some perspective, Ozzy says - most people don't get it two or three times a week); there's the girl who is debating whether to sleep with her mom's younger boyfriend (Ozzy proves himself a hero and gives advice that only a guy would give); the dummy whose son has told him he's gay, whose reaction is that it's the friends he hangs out with, and an escort might bring out his closet heterosexual; someone whose son self-pleasures all the time ("Ask him if he's been making any model planes recently, because you're finding glue all over the place... with any luck he'll be so embarrassed, he'll never dirty the carpet again."); a guy buys his wife a personal massager as a gift, only to have it become his competitor for her affections (ha ha... serves him right); the guy who's concerned about passing stool after he has his pre-breakfast cigarette (If you're a smoker, why the scoot are you wasting time worrying about your bowels - what about your LUNGS?"), and many more.


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