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Amy Winehouse had a lot of negative publicity not all of it true.
A talented young woman who could not overcome her demons.
This is a touching account of Amy's life as seen through her fathers eyes.
He does not gloss over all her problems and relates events of her life
as honestly as he can.
You can't help feeling sorry Mitch Winehouse, watching helplessly as addiction takes hold of his daughter. Only the addict/alcoholic can overcome the decease.
The proceeds of this book are going towards a foundation to be set up in Amy's name.
Narration by Rupert Farley was perfect for this book.
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I've listened to this book 3x. I find the dad's perspective of Amy's life to sound honest and truthful; however, I've also watched the fabulous documentary about Amy many times and I imagine the truth is somewhere between the two. I was intrigued to learn about how Amy "was" and how the incidents id only read about actually played out from her dad's vantage point. Amy's dad can't hide his desire to have a career TOO and manages to touch upon his own artistic ambitions and how Amy supported his ambitions. I find his mention(s) of how he helped others (the cash he gave the st Lucia horse owner, the man with the tumor) to be concerning as it was Amy's money that he used to be so generous with giving. He mentions how he immediately set about championing the foundation named for Amy...it seemed too much too late. She died and he ran with "poor me, now I'm nobody. Let me still stay famous with my own book, career, foundation: All only possible because of Amy. My impression is that her dad loved Amy, loved the attention, loved the money. His focus was to get her working to keep the money coming in with scarecely a letup to examine her addictions and the cause and the love and help she truly needed rather than a rush "rehab stint" and then she's trotted back out "to honor her commitments". She was sick. Had she had cancer, would he have been just as relentless? Blake: my impression is that Blake never loved her. Watching his behavior in the documentary, the things he and his family did to her...he was just as he's portrayed: along for the ride. This book supports that too. What a truly selfish boy, borne of truly greedy and selfish parents. So horrid, they things they did. I recommend this book and the documentary. I relate to many of Amy's characteristics as we are both Virgos. I relate to her song lyrics. I am so sad she's gone.