October 11th, 2011
10:23 AM ET
Mitch Winehouse is becoming an author: The father of late Brit singer Amy Winehouse is writing a memoir called "Amy: My Daughter," to be published by HarperCollins' It Books imprint.
According to a statement from the publisher, Mitch is "ready to tell the incredible story of the Amy the public never got to know and understand."
The memoir is set to be released worldwide next summer, and will chronicle Amy's life from her father's perspective, recounting her "mischievous" youth, her climb to fame and her struggles with addiction. In the end, Mitch intends for "Amy" to be a "tribute to his daughter and best friend."
Proceeds from the book will go to benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which Mitch established following his daughter's death in July.
“I feel that I need to write this book to tell the true story of Amy and to help with my personal recovery," Mitch explains in the statement from HarperCollins. "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. I believe that, through Amy’s music, her foundation, and this book, her name will live forever.”
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