Amy, My Daughter and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Buy New

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Good See details
Price: £2.57

More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Start reading Amy, My Daughter on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Amy, My Daughter [Hardcover]

Mitch Winehouse
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
RRP: £20.00
Price: £16.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: £4.00 (20%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we dispatch the item.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £2.99  
Hardcover £16.00  
Paperback £6.29  
Audio Download, Unabridged £12.25 or Free with 30-day free trial

Book Description

5 July 2012


No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.

“Amy, My Daughter”, the official biography. For the first time fans can follow Amy’s incredible story in full and discover the truth behind the headlines. With never before seen photos and personal notes and drawings, this book brings together the many layers of Amy’s life – the personal, the private and the public.

From Amy’s mischievous early years, her rise to stardom and to her much publicised struggles with addiction, this is the definitive book on an iconic figure who, although tragically taken at an early age, has left a musical legacy that will enthral audiences for many years to come.

All proceeds from the book will be donated to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, the charity that Mitch has established in Amy’s name to help children and young adults facing difficulty and adversity in their lives.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Between 20-26 October 2014, spend £10 in a single order on item(s) dispatched from and sold by and receive a £2 promotional code to spend in the Amazon Appstore. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Amy, My Daughter + Amy Winehouse - The Biography 1983 - 2011 + Loving Amy: A Mother's Story
Price For All Three: £32.99

Some of these items are dispatched sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition First Impression edition (5 July 2012)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0007463898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007463893
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 216,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


‘Can’t fail to move.’ The Sunday Times

‘An unsparing portrait of addiction … refreshingly free of rose-tinting.’ The Times

‘Mitch does a fine job of fleshing out his daughter in all contradictory glory.’ Observer

‘An unflinchingly honest memoir.’ Independent

‘The inside story of a pop tragedy … Told with courage, clarity and warmth.’ Q magazine

‘A fitting tribute to her incredible story.’ Now magazine

‘An intimate account’ Look magazine

‘A tender portrait of Amy.’ Camden New Journal

From the Author

I was in New York on 23 July 2011 when I heard the tragic news that my darling daughter Amy had passed away. Just a few hours later, I was on my long flight home across the Atlantic, trying to make some sense of Amy's passing, when I said out loud: ‘Amy’s Foundation'. It was as if Amy was talking to me, telling me what she wanted me to do.

We, Amy’s family, set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation in Amy’s memory to help disadvantaged young people dealing with addiction, disability, ill health or homelessness. Amy didn’t leave a list of instructions, but she loved kids, so we’re trying to make a difference to as many young people as we can in her name. Everything I spend my time doing, including writing my book about Amy’s life, is to raise money for the Foundation. I am donating all of my author proceeds from my book to the Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to assist as many affected people as possible by supporting and funding identified and reputable charitable organisations that tirelessly carry out remarkable and professional work in these areas. A pipe dream then, maybe, but today it's a reality and, thanks to the hard work of a lot of people.

So what has the Foundation done so far? Well the first grant was made to Hopes and Dreams, a charity the Winehouse family has supported for years. The Foundation’s donation of £10,000 went towards helping three children carry out their last wishes.

Chestnut Tree House Hospice near Arundel Little Havens Hospice in Rayleigh, Essex, and Laura Lynn House Hospice in Dublin (Ireland’s first children’s hospice) were also amongst the first supported, with money going towards facilities that treat terminally and chronically ill children and young people.

Then there is the New Horizon Youth Centre in Euston, London. New Horizon is the largest day centre working with young people at risk of homelessness in central London, teaching skills and offering a free food service. The donation from the Foundation will fund daily meals for up to 60 young people every day for a year. Money has also been allocated to The Pilion Trust in Islington, London. The Pilion Trust charity has a winter project called ‘Crash Pad’, which provides overnight food and shelter for young homeless people – our support will allow them to stay open an extra two days a week.

The Foundation has also given £21,000 to the London Irish Centre in Camden, London. This will fund an Advice Worker post that will support young people at risk in accessing suitable housing, employment, social opportunities and dedicated drug and alcohol services when needed. Amy lived in, and loved, Camden for a lot of her short life so it means a lot to us to be able to offer help in this area. We’re also offering an Amy Winehouse scholarship to the Sylvia Young Theatre School to give a child who couldn’t otherwise afford the opportunity the chance to realise their talents – this is something else we know was very close to Amy’s heart.

Most recently Amy’s mother, Janis, has been proud to donate £20,000 to the MS Society on behalf of the Foundation; this will be used for treating and researching MS in children and young people. Money has also been granted to a community based youth action project, Fitzrovia Youth in Action, and Focus 12, an independent charity providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

In Amy’s short life she touched the lives of millions across the globe. Through my book, the work of the Foundation and Amy’s music, I aim to keep Amy’s legacy alive and keep making a difference – I believe this way she will be with us forever.

And the truth is that the Foundation has not only already helped many young people, it has also helped me. From the months after Amy’s death, to where we are now, the Foundation has given me some purpose and raison d’etre as far as my working life is concerned. This, along with the memories of my beautiful daughter, is what has kept me going.

To find out more about the Foundation visit

Mitch Winehouse

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad but honest 15 July 2012
By Wayne
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I LOVED Amy Winehouse' music, and was incredibly saddened when she passed away. I went to her Camden home to pay my respects with all the other public mourners, so to get an insight into how the Mitch Winehouse lived daily with the ups and downs of an addict is something I am really grateful for. The book is heartfelt, honest but overall incredibly sad. Whilst I knew the outcome the impending doom was obvious from the first few pages, and I am not sure there was ever another outcome for Amy.

I always thought the Fielder-Civils were just out for what they could get, and whilst this is Mitch's side, it rings true and honest, and cements my personal view.

One point, is that Mitch refers to the 'good' concerts in Hammersmith in November 2007. Unless there were several dates, I was at that concert and it was shambolic. She was over an hour late on, not 30 minutes, she sang out of time, out of tune and was all over the place. I was so disappointed, and even more so now as I never got to see an idol perform to her best.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read but 26 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great singer and so wanted to dwelve into Amy's life,great read, Mitch told it honestly about himself and took you through the ups and downs of being a dad and how he helped Amy .but it made me more aware of Amy's fits and how sad her life ended ,she had so much more to give,she had a loving dad who was there for Amy, couldn't put kindle down. A must for fans to read
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By Mavvis
This is sad story which we know did not have a happy ending. It is written from the perspective of Amy Winehouse's father and his heartbreak in watching his daughter struggle with drugs. You do feel for him and it is obvious from the book that he loved his daughter very much. I did shed a few tears. However, if you are looking to read a book about the secret thoughts of Amy Winehouse this will not be the book for you. You would get more of her perspectives and feelings by listening and reading the lyrics of her songs. This book is the father's take on her life. Nevertheless, it is a good read and I felt a sense of loss and sadness after I finished the last page.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Weepingly honest 3 July 2014
I felt this book was written more as a therapeutic release for her Father Mitch than for his daughter, or indeed putting the record straight, which isn't a bad thing.

I must thank Mitch for allowing us an insight to Amy that we never would have seen. I can see she was a spoilt 'Daddies" girl, and as hard as her Father tried to steer her in the right course of her life, she never made it.

Amy is one of the tragic celebrity stars that are lost to this world too early, ones that can give so much, but never make it, but leave us so much.

Many similar cases have been written about, this one unique of course to Mitch as its his daughter. I remember reading another story some time back like this.

Apart from Amy's struggles within herself, she has left a legacy of her superb music, each one with lyrics to really listen to and adhere.

Thank you to HarperCollins UK, Nonfiction/Collins vi Net Galley for allowing me to read and have a chance to review this book.

I do have to say, that yes, in some places the book is repetitive, but this just enhances the books authenticity more I feel.

No one can sit on judgement of another family, unless they have a perfect family themselves.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By kel
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read a couple of books on Amy Winehouse but it's so nice to read an accurate account of her life and struggles, i can only imagine what Mitch is going through and my heart and thoughts go out to him and his family. It was a great book and beautifully written, i have been a fan of both Amy and her music for a long time, i just want to say to Mitch that it hurt her fans too seeing her like that, but i knew she always had support and Mitch did everything he possibly could have. I would recommend this book to anyone, from all walks of life, i laughed, i cried whilst reading this book. Don't worry Mitch, Amy will NEVER ever be forgotten, and keep up the good work, somewhere Amy is watching you and she's with you all the time in heart and spirit. I would give this book 10 stars if i could, an excellent read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amy, We Miss You 8 April 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A very good book and very honest, must be hard to right such frank words.
She was an amazing artist and an even better person.
A very good read and will make you cry x
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Heart breaking but impressive. I hope writing it helped Amy's father to come to terms with the grief. So much talent, such a waste. You still hear her music being played everywhere, and I hope it will stay that way. I remember the first time I heard Back to Black was on the car CD player. The emotional waves that came through were so raw that I had to stop the car and park up to listen to it. It was either that or turn it off. Such was the power of the music and the words, equally important as each other in Amy's case.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT!!! 23 Sep 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is one of the finest pieces of literature I've ever had the opportunity to spend time with and 'get to know'.

Wonderfully articulated and such a beautifully touching story written by Amy's wonderful 'Mummy'. If you've ever loved Amy or Janis-this book is a 'must have' for your collection. Once you pick it up and open its' pages, you will feel like part of the Winehouse family.

Thank you for all the heart and soul that you poured into 'Loving Amy'!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good!
A bit me, me, me by her Dad but a great insight into her far too short life. I loved it
Published 25 days ago by susan talbot
5.0 out of 5 stars touching heart felt account of a families love and pain.
Mitch winehouse is a father, a family man whose love and determination shows true strength.
A tragic loss of such a talented artist, much loved daughter,sister,friend. Read more
Published 1 month ago by katie crew
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read. Have followed Amy for years
A brilliant read. Have followed Amy for years, knew her father played an important role in her life but had no idea how much of his life he devoted to her. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Deborah of Bromley
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
Bought for daughter, an avid Amy fan, she loves it, heartfelt words from Mitch, although ( justifiably ? Read more
Published 2 months ago by lynn haggan
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Amy
A beautifully written story , thank you Mitch for sharing your very sad story, uplifting in many ways thank you
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Her True life not just the tabloid version
Was good to have an in site into Amy's full life and not just the tabloid version. she was and is always will be an amazing artist and person.
Published 5 months ago by Sean Og Maguire
5.0 out of 5 stars His Daughter Amy
It mad eke cry , it mad eke laugh it made me realise what a great lady Amy was. Such a beautifully written tribute to a fantastic musician.
Published 7 months ago by david holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars A great story about an amazing lady
On New Year's Eve (2013) I was watching tv and saw a live performance of Amy Winehouse. I had heard of her, but never heard her music before. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Joan
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving tribute and great holiday read.
Arrived super quick. Read this while on holiday in Thailand. Moved me to tears. Would recommend this book whether an Amy fan or not.
Published 7 months ago by Fiona Walker
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category