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Amy Winehouse’s Dad to Pen Memoir About the Late Singer

Posted on the 11 October 2011 by Periscope @periscopepost
Amy Winehouse’s dad to pen memoir about the late singer

Amy Winehouse, Hovefestivalen 2007. Foto: Kim Erlandsen, NRK P3, http://www.flickr.com/photos/nrk-p3/2325404812/

Mitch Winehouse has signed a deal with publishers HarperCollins to write a memoir, detailing the life of his daughter, Amy Winehouse, who died in July of this year, reported BBC News. It has been announced that all proceeds from the book will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was established in the singer’s honour to “support charitable activities in both the UK and abroad that provide help, support or care for young people.” The book will be called “Amy: My Daughter” and is scheduled for release in summer 2012.

“A heart-breaking account.” A statement from Nick Canham, editorial director of Harper Non-Fiction, said the book would provide the “definitive account of Amy’s life.” He said the book would be “a must read for Amy’s legions of fans, and also a heart-breaking account of a father’s love for his lost daughter.”

Mitch’s writing cure. Sean Michaels of the Guardian wrote, “Mitch Winehouse will continue the transformation from taxi drive to lounge singer to author.” Mitch himself, perhaps expecting a backlash from angry fans, resentful of him profiting from his daughter’s death, took to twitter to defend his decision. He said that writing the book would be an important, cathartic process for him, as he continues to deal with the loss of Amy. “I also need to write the book as a part of my recovery. For those people that don’t like it. Tough!” He repeatedly reminded the world that he would not be profiting himself: “Let me remind you. ALL profits to the foundation. Do you know how many kids will benefit from that money?”

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