‘I have been kept awake for the past two nights, utterly gripped by Sharon’s story . . . She makes Keith Richards, Kurt Cobain et all look like kiddies at a tea party, overdosing on fizzy drinks . . . she is radiant, confident, assertive and glamorous. And enormously successful, having turned Ozzy’s career into a multimillion-dollar global industry, having recovered from colon cancer herself, and having finally seen her husband do a year without a drink. She is totally phenomenal’ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Sharon Osbourne has lived – in her own words – ‘fifty lives in fifty years’. As the daughter of notorious rock manager Don Arden, Sharon’s childhood was a chaotic mix of glamour and violence, villains and diamonds. In rock star Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon found her soul mate, yet Ozzy’s drug- and alcohol-fuelled excesses – which culminated in his attempt to strangle her – made their marriage a white-knuckle ride from the start; only her devotion to their three children gave her the will to survive.
From the highs of The Osbournes and The X Factor to the lows of Ozzy’s near-fatal quad-bike accident and her own colon cancer, Sharon’s tenacity, honesty and humour have triumphed again and again. In her long-awaited autobiography, Sharon Osbourne reveals the truth behind the headlines in her characteristically frank, intimate and articulate way. Inspiring, heart-rending and full of love, EXTREME is the astonishing story of a truly remarkable woman.