Loving Amy: A Mother's Story

Category: Book
By (author): Winehouse, Janis
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: January 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 9.48in x 6.71in x 1.06in
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From The Publisher*Arguably the most gifted artist of her generation, Amy Winehouse died tragically young, aged just 27. With a worldwide fanbase and millions of record sales to her name, she should have had the world at her feet. Instead, in the years prior to her passing, she battled addictions and was often the subject of trashy tabloid headlines. Amy's mother, Janis, knew the real Amy as no one else did. In this warm, poignant and, at times, heartbreaking memoir, she reveals the full story of the daughter she loved. As the world watched the rise of a superstar, then the freefall of an addict to her untimely death, Janis simply saw her Amy, the girl she'd given birth to in 1983; the girl she'd raised and stood by despite her unruly behavior; the girl whose body she was forced to identify two days after her death-and the girl she's grieved for every day since. Packed with exclusive material that has never been seen before, including extracts from Amy's teenage diaries, photos and notes, Loving Amy offers a new and intimate perspective on the life and death of Amy Winehouse.
Review Quote*A thoughtful, personal back story of a complicated person behind the beehive and eyeliner. - Booklist International Praise for Loving Amy "Poignant."- The Independent (UK) "An authentic, poignant and gut-wrenchingly sad tale… An insightful, honest and often uplifting account of a life cut tragically short."- H eat Magazine (UK) "Deeply personal… Insightful, offering rare glimpses behind the maelstrom of Amy's public life."- Jewish Chronicle
Biographical NoteJANIS WINEHOUSE was born in New York but raised mainly in London. While raising her children, she completed two degrees. She now devotes her time to raising money for The Amy Winehouse Foundation and the MS Society. She lives in north London with her husband, Richard.