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KELLY OSBOURNE

CONTENTS

Copyright

Dedication

Acknowledgements

CHAPTER ONE:
Turning Thirteen

CHAPTER TWO:
Being An Osbourne

CHAPTER THREE:
I Love A Good School Project

CHAPTER FOUR:
Becoming Americanised

CHAPTER FIVE:
Beauty – You’ll Have Your Day

CHAPTER SIX:
I Wish I’d Waited

CHAPTER SEVEN:
The Lesser Of My Vices

CHAPTER EIGHT:
Vicodin

CHAPTER NINE:
The Osbournes

CHAPTER TEN:
Eating My Feelings

CHAPTER ELEVEN:
Trying To Be Strong

CHAPTER TWELVE:
Noddy

CHAPTER THIRTEEN:
No Vacation

CHAPTER FOURTEEN:
Club Kitchen

CHAPTER FIFTEEN:
A Turning Point

CHAPTER SIXTEEN:
Falling In Love With Fashion

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN:
My Biggest Lesson

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Copyright © Kelly Osbourne 2009

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I would like to dedicate this book to every young woman who’s ever felt lost

Acknowledgements

I know that I can be annoying and drive you all crazy so thank you so much for all that you do for me:

Claire Smith

Lynn Seager

Gary Farrow

Big Dave

Uncle Tony

Cousin Terry

Melinda Varga

Silvana Arena

Marsha Vlasic

Michael Guarracino

John Fenton

Anna Barnett

Kevin Thomson

Vaanita

Saba

Colin and Mette Newman

Hardy Chandhok

Sharon and Dave Godman

Dr. Ettlinger

Dari

Bob

Jude Alcala

John Stapleton

Celice

Jenn Yacoubian

Nicole Perna

Everybody that has given advice needs a special thank you:

Al-Anon Family Groups

Lino Carbosiero

CyberMentors

Brooke Dulien

Family Planning Association

Louis Walsh

Neil Young

Thank you to Hazleden and all the Hazel Nuts – Thank you for helping me through the hardest time in my life. And a special thanks to Lisa K and Pat.

Thank you to Radio 1 for taking the risky chance of putting me on live radio because without
The Surgery
I would not have got the chance to write this book.

Caroline – thank you for all your hard work. Working with you on this book was an amazing experience and I hope we get to do it all again.

Thank you to Louisa and the team at Virgin Books.

I couldn’t get through a day without my friends who have been there and supported me throughout the good and the bad:

Maxi – thank you for saving my life

Omar

Sammy and Fleur

Mum as much as this pains me to say it, after finishing my book, I realise that I am you. Dadda, thank you for teaching me that it’s OK for me to be who I am and even when I’m not, thank you for loving me anyway. Jack, thank you for teaching me to be a better person.

Luke, thank you for making my life complete.

CHAPTER ONE

TURNING THIRTEEN

Parents are parents whether your father is a bank manager or a gardener. I found my dad embarrassing all the time
.

T
URNING
thirteen is the start of one of the hardest times of your entire life. It really is. You don’t know who you are. You’ve got all these people telling you what’s cool and what’s not. There are just far too many influences in your life.

I had no idea what lay ahead when I celebrated my thirteenth birthday on 27 October 1997.

I expected that my life was going to change. Becoming a teenager was a big deal for me and I’d been looking forward to it. We were living at Welders. It’s our family home in Buckinghamshire and it’s where my parents live now when they’re in the UK. Even though I’ve got my own home in London, Welders is the one place in the world where I feel really safe. I love that house so much. The special effects guy from
Star Wars
owned it before us. When I’m there I have the
best night’s sleep. Welders is hidden away on a leafy road. You’d quite easily drive past it if you didn’t know it was there.

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