Dad Writing Winehouse Bio

Amy, My Daughter will tell singer's true story, Mitch Winehouse says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2011 5:50 AM CDT
Mitch Winehouse Writing Amy Winehouse Biography
Mitch Winehouse, father of the late singer Amy Winehouse, is shown during an interview in New York last month.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mitch Winehouse is writing the story of his daughter's life, with all proceeds going to the charity set up in her name, the BBC reports. In Amy, My Daughter, to be published next summer, he will "bring the many layers of her life together—the personal, the private, and the public—to create a fitting tribute to his much loved daughter," publisher HarperCollins says. Amy Winehouse died in July at the age of 27 after a long struggle with alcohol and drug addiction.

"I feel that I need to write this book to tell the true story of Amy and to help with my personal recovery," her father said in a statement. "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." The Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity for children and young adults, was launched last month on what would have been the singer's 28th birthday. (More Amy Winehouse stories.)

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