Osmond, Donny. Life is Just What You Make It

Donny Osmond

Life Is Just What You Make It is an autobiography by Donny Osmond. The book covers his life up to 2005, and is a frank and open account of all the events that took place up to that period.

This book gives the reader a small glimpse into the world of singing. It shows what it would be like to be Donny Osmond. This book charts a journey of a life that demonstrates that it was all worth it in the end, even with the heartaches and trials of life.

It has some nice stories providing an insight into some of the news events that many would have heard in the media. Consequently, people who read this book will end up liking him even more.

The style of writing conveys his voice very well and straight away, you can sense that the author is a clean living down to earth sort of person.

This book also has some great photographs of Donny going about his everyday life; however, my favourite has to be the one where the Queen is shaking his hand at The Royal Command Performance in 2004. The Queen generally never shows that she likes anyone, but in Donny's case, there was a hint of a smile, which is a very good sign.

This book also shows that a good support structure consisting of family and community can help a celebrity in times of crisis. This is why Donny has remained in control of his life and not resorted to alcohol or drugs for answers as many others in the music industry have.

He is an international figure, highly liked throughout the world, Mr Clean, and exceptionally talented. The British equivalent would be Sir Cliff Richard. I read this book because I wanted to know what it would be like to live in a world full of yeses. For me it has always been a world full of nos. In UK, you have to be the right colour, have the right schooling; the right college to make it otherwise there are plenty of barriers. I am pleased to say that this book provided many answers.

This book also demonstrates to the reader that every second of your life matters. Moreover, it is those moments where for a fraction of a second everyday you realise that this time will never come back again. It highlights how sometimes we focus on the immediate problem and forget to make life into what we want.

I enjoyed reading this book, and I would highly recommend it for anyone. Donny is a good example of how one should live and succeed in the music industry.

Back Cover

Donny Osmond Autobiography - Back Cover

Donny Osmond was born on 9th December 1957, Ogden, Utah. He was the seventh son. His ancestry traces all the way back to Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, in UK.


TitleLife is Just What You Make It
AuthorDonald Clark Osmond
CopyrightDonald Clark Osmond
PublisherOrion Books
ISBN Number0 75287 332 6
First Published2005
AvailabilityAmazon and all good online bookstores