Amy, My Daughter [NOOK Book]

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On July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse's family, friends, and fans around the world mourned the tragedy that this remarkable, talented, and extraordinarily generous young woman was now gone.

In this intimate and tender account, her father and confidant, Mitch Winehouse, offers an inside view of Amy's life. Sifting fact from fiction, he details the events and the people that shaped her youth, sharing how she honed her distinctive sound, created her unforgettable look, and channeled her ...

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Overview

On July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse's family, friends, and fans around the world mourned the tragedy that this remarkable, talented, and extraordinarily generous young woman was now gone.

In this intimate and tender account, her father and confidant, Mitch Winehouse, offers an inside view of Amy's life. Sifting fact from fiction, he details the events and the people that shaped her youth, sharing how she honed her distinctive sound, created her unforgettable look, and channeled her own life into hits such as "You Know I'm No Good," "Rehab," and "Back to Black." Mitch holds nothing back about Amy's addiction to drugs and alcohol, mixing the painful with the poignant as he describes the realities of her dependencies and the toll they took on the family and friends who refused to give up on her. He also exposes the years of behind-the-scenes drama that consumed his life and explains how, for those who knew Amy in her last months, the greatest tragedy of all was that she died just when she finally appeared to be conquering her demons.

Amy, My Daughter is an emotional journey into music, addiction, and the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father.

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"And he said to me, 'How's Amy?' And I said, 'She's doing great.' And as I was talking with him, my mobile rang. I picked up the phone, and it was Amy's security guard, and he was crying, and he told me that she'd passed away." For Mitch Winehouse, Amy Winehouse (1983-2011) wasn't just one of the greatest jazz-pop singers of our time, she was his daughter. In this disarming memoir, he writes about the child, the woman, and the performer, drawing on his personal diary, and family stories and photographs. A striking close-up portrait of a soulful woman who died tragically young.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062191397
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 131,164
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Mitch Winehouse is a 60 year old black cab driver from North London whose passion for jazz heavily influenced the musical direction of his daughter, Amy. He now devotes his time to raising funds for The Amy Winehouse Foundation, the charity established to help young people facing difficulty in their life.
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Table of Contents

Before We Start ix

Thanks, and a Note xi

Prologue xiii

1 Along Came Amy 1

2 Taking to the Stage 12

3 'Wenn' She Fell in Love 28

4 Frank-Giving a Damn 37

5 A Pain in Spain 53

6 Fade to Black 63

7 'Ronnie Spector Meets the Bride of Frankenstein' 78

8 Attack and the 'Paps' 84

9 Hooked 102

10 A Broken Record 113

11 Birmingham 2007 122

12 Again, She's Fine, Thanks for Asking' 135

13 Press, Lies, and a Videotape 148

14 Drugs-The Rocky Road to Recovery 165

15 Class-A Mug Still Taking Drugs 185

16 'It Ain't Bloody Funny' 208

17 Beached 220

18 I"ll Cry if I Want To' 237

19 'Body and Soul' 257

20 'Give Me a Cuddle, Dad' 278

21 Farewell, Camden Town 282

Epilogue 289

A Note on the Amy Winehouse Foundation 297

Credits 303

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    This is supposed to be a review of the book (anonymous and Maggi

    This is supposed to be a review of the book (anonymous and Maggiepoo), not a place for you to air your own personal opinions about people who have had issues with addictions. I myself, as a recovering addict, gained much respect for Mitch Winehouse through the story he told and the manner in which he told it. For those who would suggest that people who stuggle with addictions simply need to "wake up, and realize the heartaches they cause their families" I would recommend that you actually read the book before commenting. Amy's story is a compelling story, told by someone who obviously cared for her very much. She was an incredible talent and her loss was very tragic in many ways. This book seeks to turn her loss into something positive. Mitch Winehouse is not making any money from this book, all proceeds go the the Amy Winehouse Foundation which was established to ". . . support or care for young people, especially those who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, ¿nancial disadvantage or addiction." In other words, so that people can be helped to "wake up, and realize the heartaches they cause their families". I would recommend this book for anyone who has ever dealt with addiction, or who has had a friend or family member dealing with addiction, or who was simply a fan of Amy's music.

    20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    People write for all sorts of reasons...Mitch obviously loved hi

    People write for all sorts of reasons...Mitch obviously loved his daughter and this is his closure. Though Amy had her problems, she had an undeniable talent and touched the lives of many worldwide. I want to believe that I am the world's biggest Amy Winehouse fan (though I am sure that there are thousands that think the same) and this book allows to me have a bit more of her. Thank you Mitch for writing it and I will continue to encourage others to get to know the Amy I know and love and support her foundation. Through the good, bad and ugly, she will always have a special place in my heart.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    Best portrayal of someone's life I have ever read. Made you feel

    Best portrayal of someone's life I have ever read. Made you feel as if you were with her through her whole life. Loved it!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    It was very informative and interesting

    It was very informative and interesting

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Such a brilliant book. This story makes you look at Amy in a wh

    Such a brilliant book. This story makes you look at Amy in a whole new light. I feel as though throughout her life many people had such a negative view on her due to the media only portraying the negatives. In this book Mitch Winehouse opens the door into Amy's life, it's very well written almost as if you're right there with Amy every step of the way as she goes through the ups and downs of her life. Mitch did an outstanding job portraying the story of Amy's life, you see the good, the bad, and the ugly. This book can have you laughing, and then it can have you in tears. I am a huge Amy Winehouse fan she had a massive amount of talent which undoubtedly touched the lives of people all around the world. It's just a shame that her life was cut so short she had so much more potential, but I am sure that the legacy of this young woman will live on for many years too come. A positive of buying this book is that the proceeds go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, so not only are you getting to read a great book but you're also helping a great cause. This book can be recommended to anyone, those who have struggled with addiction, those who have friends or family who have struggled with addiction, or those who had a love for this bright, talented woman and her music.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2012

    Eye Opening,compelling with raw emotion, a great read...

    Bravo Mitch, you've done an excellent job at keeping account of Amy's Life; I can clearly see you loved Amy with you heart and soul. I have to be honest I was exhausted reading about how you constantly ran to her side so that she would never feel that she was battling her addictions alone. You tried with all your might to save her but you also let her make her own decisions, praying she would learn from her mistakes. I feel as if I know her. I too struggle with alcohol, however mine is a personal battle that I choose to keep private. Amy however had the guts to fight it publicly, she lost the battle in the end, but the Amy Winehouse Foundation is the result of her struggle. Thank you Mr Winehouse for sharing your precious daughter with her fans, she had a very rare gift that I have not witnessed in any other artist of her generation, love her. R.I.P Amy.....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    LOVE

    One of the best books I have read. Everyone can relate to this on one level or another.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Great book I love his take on this Great woman his daughter

    A must read!! Realy enjoyed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Love it........

    Thanks you for sharing ur daughters life with use i love here she did here own thing in life and didnt care what people thought of her she had an amazing and rare gift that i love she did what she loved and she inspered me in alot of ways. Thank you amy R.I.P.........

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Poignant

    Real....

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Amy and Sonic Love Story- 7

    Amy woke up to someone knocking on your door. Sighing she got up and got dress. The knocking changed into a pounding. "Coming!" Amy called. The pounding continued then stopped out of nowhere. Amy went downstairs to find Knuckles sitting in the living room. "Knuckles? How did you get in?" Knuckles smiled then pointed at the door. "You took to long so I let myself in." Knuckles said. Amy looked at her door which was smashed in. Amy took a deep breath, trying to keep her cool then turned to Knuckles. "If you weren't one of my boyfriend's friends you will be a doormat right now." She said. "So it is ture!" Knuckles shouted. "Is what ture?" Asked a familar voice. Both Amy and Knuckles turned to see Sonic standing in the doorway with a bundle of roses in one hand. "Ames, you okay? I saw your door and got worry." "I'm fine Sonic." Amy repiled. "What is Knuckles doing here?" Sonic asked. "I'm trying to figure out what Amy did to you to make you act like this." Knuckles said. "What do you mean?" Sonic asked. "I'm talking about that." Knuckles points to the roses in Sonic's hand. "You never were romantic to anyone especially Amy!" Knuckles shouted. Sonic puts the roses down and turns to Knuckles. "Well maybe I've changed. I now see what a beautiful girl Amy is!" Knuckles rolled his eyes. "Dude, there is something really wrong with you! You have always looked towards Amy as a friend. Nothing else!" Knuckles shouted. "Why do you like her now?!" "Because...because....look you don't know me! So stop acting like you do!" And with that Sonic picked up Amy and ran off. Knuckles sighed. "I better talk to Tails about this." Knuckles then walked away and took one look back at Amy's house. "Looks like I own Amy a new door" He said to himself chuckling then he saw Rouge flying towards him. "Where's Amy?" Rouge asked. "She went off with her new boyfriend, Sonic." He repiled, waiting for Rouge to freak out but she didn't. Only smiled. "Oh okay. Just wondering." She was about to fly off when Knuckles graped her. "Alright Batgirl spill it. I know you have something to do with Sonic's messed up mind." He said. "And if your wondering how I know it's because I'm use that good now talk."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Nova and glow to tails

    So good tails. I MUST KNOW YOUR SECRET!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Tails

    You do know that the personillty of Knuckles is based on my sister's right?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Thoughtful insightful read.....

    Mitch gave us a rare glimpse into how life was for Amy and for himself. He watched his daughter fight for her life and him by her side never losing faith. Everyone thought they knew her from the papers and songs but Mitch clears everything up in this book. My condolences to him and the family. I miss Amy alot and this book made me feel closer to her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Anonymous

    Great book. Glad i bought it. RIP Amy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    Big fan

    Great book:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Such an amazing book <3

    Such an amazing book &lt;3

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