Loving Amy: A Mother's Story

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Macmillan, 12 ene. 2016 - 304 páginas

“Amy was one of those rare people who made an impact . . . She was a bundle of emotions, at times adorable and at times unbearable. . . . Amy's passing did not follow a clear line. It was jumbled, and her life was unfinished—not life's natural order at all. She left no answers, only questions, and in the years since her death I’ve found myself trying to make sense of the frayed ends of her extraordinary existence.”

Amy's mother, Janis, knew her in a way that no one else did. In this warm, poignant, and at times heartbreaking memoir, she tells the full story of the daughter she loved so much. As the world watched the rise of a superstar, then the free fall of an addict to her tragic death, Janis simply saw her Amy: the daughter she’d given birth to, 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.

Arguably the most gifted artist of her generation, Amy Winehouse died tragically young, aged just twenty-seven. With a worldwide fan base and millions of record sales to her name, she should have had the world at her feet. Yet in the years prior to her death, she battled with addiction and was frequently the subject of lurid tabloid headlines.

Including rare photographs and extracts from Amy's childhood journals, Loving Amy offers a new and intimate perspective on the life and untimely death of a musical icon.

 

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Winehouse's candid memoir of life with her award-winning, bestselling, hugely talented, and desperately troubled daughter, Amy Winehouse (1983-2011). Fans of the star and her music will snap this book ... Leer reseña completa

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Prologue
9
1 Hurricane Amy
17
2 Child Of Mine
33
3 Dads Gone Can We Get a Hamster?
50
4 We Three
63
5 Take The Box
80
6 Frank
96
7 Headline Honey
113
13 Island In The Sun
208
14 Drinkin Again
224
15 Leader of the Pack
241
16 Time Out for Tears
258
Life After Amy
275
Some Information about the Amy Winehouse Foundation
293
Other Useful Contacts
295
Acknowledgements
297

8 Puttin On The Ritz
130
9 Behind the Beehive
145
10 Fly Me To The Moon
161
11 Two Steps Forward One Step Back
178
12 Maybe
194
Picture Acknowledgements
299
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
301
Photos
302
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Janis Winehouse was born in New York but grew up mainly in London. While bringing up her son, Alex, and daughter, Amy, she completed two degrees--an Open University degree in science, followed by a bachelor of pharmacy at the University of London. Janis raised Amy on the music of Carole King and James Taylor, and supported her throughout her musical career. In 2003, Janis was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was forced to take early retirement in 2009. 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, and three cats: Gizzy, Moggy, and Minty.

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