Amy Winehouse's First Memoir To Be Written By Her Father Mitch
By Jessica Grabert 2011-10-10 18:28:51
A few months after Amy Winehouse’s untimely death, Winehouse’s father, Mitch, has become a big spokesperson for her estate. Last month, Mitch broke down over Winehouse’s death on Piers Morgan and spoke with Anderson Cooper about believing Winehouse’s death was an accident.
Now, Mitch is set to write a memoir about the pop star. Harper Collins has picked up the book, which will be titled Amy, My Daughter. We won’t have to wait long for Mitch to get out his feelings; the release is set for summer of 2012. The whole thing should be pretty sweet. Mitch will get to share memories and never-before seen sides of the young singer. According to NME, Mitch’s proceeds from book sales will go to the Amy Winehouse foundation, which will help young people in the UK to get a boost up in life if they are suffering from financial trouble, addiction, or any disabilities.
Mitch spoke about the writing process, noting it will also help with his personal recovery.
“I feel that I need to write this book to tell the true story of Amy and to help with my personal recovery. I also want to raise as much money as possible for Amy's foundation, so all proceeds from the book will go directly to help children who are disadvantaged through illness and substance addiction.”
It should be a good year for interesting biographies of starlets. I’ve still got my sights on Courtney Love’s new story, also coming to homes courtesy of Harper Collins. There’s one thing that can be said about Mitch Winehouse’s book: it is definitely bound to hit more of a poignant note. Sometimes it is gentler to hear about a life from an outside perspective.