By Mitch Winehouse
Candid, compelling, and heartbreaking—a father's tale of a expertise taken too quickly and a legacy that might survive for generations
On July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse's kin, acquaintances, and lovers all over the world mourned the tragedy that this striking, proficient, and terribly beneficiant younger girl was once now long past. A legion of devoted enthusiasts had misplaced their idol; a devastated relatives had misplaced their Amy. With this hard information got here an outpouring of affection and grief from her enthusiasts, in addition to troubling questions about Amy's very public struggles with medicines and alcohol, as humans attempted to appreciate how this sort of soulful singer were silenced so younger.
Now, during this intimate and delicate account, her father and confidant, Mitch, deals an inside of view of Amy's lifestyles as she lived it, placing to leisure as soon as and for all of the controversies that experience lengthy surrounded her. Sifting truth from fiction, he pre-sents a portrait of Amy in contrast to the other, detailing the occasions and the folks that formed her youth—from her mischievous early life to her grandmother's Jazz Age tales, to her father making a song Frank Sinatra round the residence. laying off gentle on Amy's musical coming-of-age, Mitch explores how she honed her precise sound, created her unforgettable glance, and channeled her personal lifestyles into hits comparable to "You comprehend I'm No Good," "Rehab," and "Back to Black"—some of the main memorable and private pop song in years.
whereas her beehive hair, larger-than-life voice, and outrageous character made her recognized, her lifestyles offstage made her notorious. right here Mitch holds not anything again approximately Amy's dependancy to medicines and alcohol, blending the painful with the poignant as he describes the realities of her dependencies and the toll they took at the friends and family who refused to renounce on her. Revealing the reality approximately Amy's substance abuse and dispelling a few of the tabloid-fueled rumors approximately her tumultuous marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil, Mitch exposes the years of behind-the-scenes drama that fed on his lifestyles and explains how, when you knew Amy in her final months, the best tragedy of all used to be that she ultimately conquering her demons.
packed with insights into Amy Winehouse's tune, photos from her lifestyles, and tales of the genuine girl in the back of the headlines, Amy, My Daughter is an emotional trip into track, dependancy, and the unbreakable bond among a daughter and her father.
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