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Candid, compelling, and heartbreaking-a father's story of a talent taken too soon and a legacy that will live on for generations

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. A legion of dedicated fans had lost their idol; a devastated family had lost their Amy. With this difficult news came an outpouring of love and grief from her fans, along with troubling questions about Amy's very public struggles with drugs and alcohol, as people tried to understand how such a soulful singer had been silenced so young.

Now, in this intimate and tender account, her father and confidant, Mitch, offers an inside view of Amy's life as she lived it, putting to rest once and for all the controversies that have long surrounded her. Sifting fact from fiction, he pre-sents a portrait of Amy unlike any other, detailing the events and the people that shaped her youth-from her mischievous childhood to her grandmother's Jazz Age stories, to her father singing Frank Sinatra around the house. Shedding light on Amy's musical coming-of-age, Mitch explores 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"-some of the most memorable and personal pop music in years.

While her beehive hair, larger-than-life voice, and outrageous personality made her famous, her life offstage made her infamous. Here 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. Revealing the truth about Amy's substance abuse and dispelling many of the tabloid-fueled rumors about her tumultuous marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil, Mitch 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 finally appeared to be conquering her demons.

Filled with insights into Amy Winehouse's music, photographs from her life, and stories of the real woman behind the headlines, Amy, My Daughter is an emotional journey into music, addiction, and the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father.


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Amy Winehouse true story
March 29th, 2015
Outstanding book of the short but tragic life of Amy Winehouse as told by her father using his journals he kept during the time that Amy first started her decent into addiction and alcoholism. Heart wrenching and honest from a loving father who tragically did everything he could and still alcohol poisoning killed a young brilliant sometimes obnoxious her love for a husband who from day one planned to take advantage of her by filming her daily while they were married. Thank God the bum is in prison for robbery. Hope he stays there. Of you listened to Anny doing and you loved her like millions of people have and do. You must read this book. You will feel like you are with her right there wishing you could hold her hand to stop her stage fright.
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Wow... so moving
September 11th, 2013
Honestly, what a great story. We all knew Amy as a wonderful singer, and her ups amd downs with different substances. But when her own father writes about her life, definitely has changed my views, and answered a lot of questions... such a great read.
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Amy, My Daughter
April 13th, 2013
I can't tell you when I've laughed and cried so much reading a book. This book rocked me to the core of my soul. I felt like I was there with him through the good and the bad and the love that he had and still has for his daughter is beautiful. I can honestly say that as sad as the outcome of her life ended up, this was by far one of the best books I have ever read. My heart goes out to that entire family!
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