Winehouse's father to write memoir about late singer
October 11th, 2011
10:23 AM ET

Winehouse's father to write memoir about late singer

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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  1. ms.rose

    she krizy garle

    October 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rabi

    Daddy trying to make a buck off his crackhead daughter's death. Nice.

    October 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jenna talia


    October 11, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. Brook Shields panty liner

    I will buy this book, read it then wipe myself with it until all the pages stick together.

    October 11, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. jose'

    She did! She would make biiiiiiiig mookiestinks on stage.

    October 11, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. tracie

    Does anybody know if she ever doo doo'd on stage? Wish I had been there!

    October 11, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |

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