About the Author
Wayne Osmond’s career has stretched over 54 years as a member of The Osmond Brothers. He and his family have traveled the world singing, but his true passion is flying airplanes. A former pilot for Smith’s, Wayne’s proudest moment was flying with the Blue Angels. He and his wife, Kathy, have five children and thirteen grandchildren.
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As we all know, some of the funniest moments come not from jokes but from life’s messy situations. I have been asked by hundreds of people questions like, “What’s it really like backstage?” “Are your brothers funny?” “Are you funny in real life?” and “What are your best memories?” I have some great stories about singing with Andy Williams, traveling in buses, rehearsing with my family, performing with animals, and many other situations that show business has a way of getting you into. I have also included some stories about me, written by my wife and children. Mostly, they’re about how “unique” I am. I thought they were funny, so I threw them into the mix.
At the request of my family, I have included some other personal memories about myself, my brothers, my sister Marie, and my mother and father. I kept a diary growing up, so I included a few entries that shed light on life as a young entertainer, family dynamics, and the amazing strength and dedication of my parents. These stories and memories are interspersed throughout the book.
Finally, what’s a book without pictures! In the book insert, you will find some of my all-time favorite pictures and captions that describe the event taking place. Jokes, stories, memories, and pictures—an eclectic book, to be sure. I hope you will find it fun to read, and maybe you’ll even find a new joke. Most importantly, I hope you’ll search through your own family memories and find, as I have, a lifetime of laughs!