Mitch Winehouse, father of the later singer Amy Winehouse, has landed a book deal to pen Amy’s memoir described as a “a definitive account of Amy’s life.
The taxi driver turned lounge singer said in a statement, “I feel that I need to write this book to tell the true story of Amy and to help with my personal recovery.”
The 60-year-old Mitch signed a contract with UK’s Harper Non-Fiction and U.S.-based HarperCollins for the book that will be entitled “Amy, My Daughter.” Winehouse says the book may include anything from Amy’s childhood through her to Back to Black, and even her struggles with substance abuse.
Harper Non-Fiction’s editorial director Nick Canham also said in a statement, “[It] will be a must-read for Amy’s legions of fans, and also a heartbreaking account of a father’s love for his lost daughter that will speak to any parent. The strength Mitch Winehouse has shown over recent months is truly admirable.”
Mitch added that he “wants to raise as much money as possible for Amy’s foundation,” so all proceeds he makes from the books will go directly to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which helps troubled children and young adults.
“Amy, My Daughter” will reportedly be available in the bookshelves by summer 2012.
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