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Loving Amy : a mother's story

Author: Janis Winehouse
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"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. Amy's mother, Janis, knew her in a way that no one else did. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Amy Winehouse; Amy Winehouse
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janis Winehouse
ISBN: 9781250078490 1250078490 9781466890688 1466890681
OCLC Number: 907965887
Description: 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Hurricane Amy --
Child of mine --
Dad's gone --
can we get a hamster? --
We three --
Take the box --
Frank --
Headline honey --
Puttin' on the ritz --
Behind the beehive --
Fly me to the moon --
Steps forward, one step back --
Maybe --
Island in the sun --
Drinkin' again --
Leader of the pack --
Time out for tears --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Janis Winehouse.

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"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. 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. 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."--Front dust jacket flap.

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