Amy - My Daughter
A father's love for his daughter is so heartbreakingly apparent in "Amy, My Daughter" by Mitch Winehouse. There is also so much pride in his telling of the many triumphs and personal joys with the iconic and creative, yet emotionally fragile woman known to in the world of music and to those who reveled in her talent, Amy Winehouse.
This cathartic biography not only dispels many rumors and untruths created by the insane machination of the media but also gets to the heart of the simple facts that Amy Winehouse fell "in the classic sense" of the word... for the wrong man, a man who was not only a heroin addict but took Amy's hand and heart into the addiction itself. As Amy penned herself during her relationship to Blake Fielder-Civil, "Love is a losing game." This aspect of the book is at the core of the tragedy waiting like a ball of yarn to unravel Amy and the family and friends that loved her dearly.
The addiction to heroin and later alcohol is also like a high-tension wire and as Mitch Winehouse utilized his personal diary kept in recounting the memories of this time period, in his book, there is a strong association of empathy, regret, much, much love and extreme disappointment and ultimate sadness as that wire of addiction ultimately snaps for his daughter's life.
This is NOT a "tell-all" to cash in at all on her fame, yet it is extremely honest. Mitch Winehouse in honor of his daughter, Amy, created the Amy Winehouse Foundation and continues to raise funding for numerous organizations to help those dealing with poverty, drug-addiction and alcoholism. In writing this very personal story of his relationship as a father and true friend, ALL proceeds from "Amy, My Daughter" will go directly into the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
"Amy, My Daughter"