Présentation de l'éditeur
No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.
‘Can’t fail to move’ The Sunday Times
ALL AUTHOR PROCEEDS DONATED TO THE AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION.
Genius, inspiration, icon; there are many ways to describe Amy Winehouse, but it was her wit, charm and lust for life that immortalised her in the hearts of her fans.
On the 23rd of July 2011, Amy’s family, friends and fans around the world mourned the tragic news that this remarkable, talented and extraordinarily generous woman was now gone. A legion of dedicated fans had lost their idol; a devastated family had lost their Amy.
As an artist she had few peers. Amy’s lyrical prowess and hypnotic vocals made her an instant revelation when her debut album Frank was released in 2003, and as her star continued to rise it became evident that this normal girl from north London was more than just a precocious talent.
Now for the first time Amy’s father and confidant Mitch shares his Amy: the daughter he cherished from birth, the superstar artist, the struggling woman. With personal stories and intimate memories he paints a portrait of Amy, a loving girl with a truly magical voice. From her mischievous early years to her musical influences and dreams of success, and her incredible rise to stardom to the darkest days of her battles to cope with her addictions.
Bringing together the personal, the private and the public, this is an honest and intensely moving insight into the life of the most talented recording artist of her generation; a unique memoir from the man who knew Amy best.
Quatrième de couverture
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.
Biographie de l'auteur
Mitch Winehouse was born and raised in London, UK. Over the course of his life he has worked as a businessman, a salesman, and most recently as a London cabbie. He raised his daughter Amy to love and appreciate music and released his own jazz album entitled Rush of Love in 2010.