In his new book Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy, rock legend and Beverly Hills resident Ozzy Osbourne embraces his status as a medical marvel to tell incredible stories, offer advice as only he can and shed light on his seemingly superhuman ability to stay alive. Due out October 11, Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock’s Ultimate Survivor by Ozzy Osbourne With Chris Ayres (Grand Central Publishing) is the follow-up to 2010’s New York Times bestselling memoir I Am Ozzy, which landed at #2 and #3 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal non-fiction charts, respectively.
Based on his ongoing collumns in Rolling Stone and the UK’s Sunday Times, Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy will include some of the best material from the columns, as well as survival stories not found in Ozzy’s memoir, his answers to celebrities’ medical questions, charts and sidebars, and much more. This book is 100% Ozzy at his best, sans the mumbling: equal parts memoir and advice column delivered with with his trademark wit and humor. It’s comprised of reader-submitted medical and lifestyle questions, Ozzy digs deep into his murky past, searching for pearls of “wisdom.”
The genesis of the Dr. Ozzy columns began last year, when Ozzy decided to have his DNA mapped to determine if science could perhaps explain how he survived his nearly four decade avalanche of drugs and alcohol. The “Full Ozzy Genome” contained variants that scientists had never before encountered. In fact, the findings made headlines around the world and even led to Ozzy hosting a prestigious TED conference.
I Am Ozzy marked Ozzy’s first foray into the book world; it tells his unbelievable story, for the first time, in his own hilarious, witty, and inimitable voice. In the end it was love that saved him: the love of his wife Sharon and kids Aimee, Kelly, and Jack.