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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press (11 Sep 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593073517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593073513
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An authentic, poignant and gut-wrenchingly sad tale... An insightful, honest and often uplifting account of a life cut tragically short" (Isabelle Broom Heat)

"Deeply personal... Insightful, offering rare glimpses behind the maelstrom of Amy's public life" (Charlotte Oliver Jewish Chronicle)

"Poignant" (The Independent)

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A heartfelt memoir from the mother of Amy Winehouse, one of our most celebrated and controversial artists.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sally on 17 Sep 2014
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This is a great read. I bought it to find more out about Amy but some of my favourite sections were where Janis tells you about her own life. She's a remarkable woman and has led an interesting life even before Amy came along. I loved reading about her going to Miami, going to Uni and qualifying as a Pharmacist as a mature student with two children and she has battled MS.

This book is really different from the other ones about Amy's, including the one Mitch wrote. Part of the reason is that Amy seemed to protect her Mum from a lot of the bad stuff so Janis' account concentrates on the drugs and booze side of Amy's existence a lot less than other books do. The Amy in this book is more vulnerable, she's kind to her friends, loves cats and has an unbreakably strong bond with her family. Janis also has a lot of insight into how Amy's songwriting and singing skills developed over time too.

The end of the book is extremely harrowing, Janis is brutally honest and doesn't mince her words about Amy's addictions and death. She says that one of the prime reasons she wrote the book was that she thought it might help people who had a child with an addiction and you can see that it would definitely be a helpful read for someone in that situation. Janis describes the internal conflict she felt over Amy's addictions and the ups and downs of her recovery in a way many people going through the same thing will be able to identify with.

The most remarkable thing to me was how little bitterness Janis seems to hold. Life has dealt her a few cards which are quite frankly rubbish in anyones book. But she still seems positive, she wants to help other people. She's far more likely to thank someone who helped Amy or looked after her or supported the family than she is to settle a score. The work she is doing with the Amy Winehouse Foundation is inspiring, as is Janis' general attitude to life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bookaholic on 27 Sep 2014
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This is probably the best book published about Amy Winehouse to date, and given her mother's unique insight I'm not sure it can be improved upon. Unlike Amy's father, Janis has largely stayed out of the limelight. And while Mitch Winehouse may have been more involved in the tabloid drama of Amy's final years, it's clear that Janis was the main caregiver during Amy's childhood and adolescence. So even if she wasn't 'in the thick of it' later on, she remained a grounding influence until the very end. Ultimately this is a sad book, but with her wisdom and compassion, Janis Winehouse brings a clarity to her daughter's life story that has been lacking for so long. All profits go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which is making great strides in helping other young people struggling with addiction.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By GraceRamsey on 13 Sep 2014
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This is a beautifully written and honest account from Janis Winehouse on her daughter Amy.

The book is moving and also informative and a must read for Amy fans everywhere.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By suzangel on 12 Sep 2014
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I read this book in (almost) one sitting! Amy's Mum writes a searingly honest account of her beautiful daughter that will make you smile, laugh and cry in equal measures.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jan on 23 Sep 2014
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Having a daughter who is an addict I have found this book very helpful. And of course love Amy I say love as I still think she is here
laughing at us all with those brown eyes and wonderfull smile.very good insite from a mothers point a view thankyou.

jan xxxx
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jake Birch on 15 Sep 2014
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very lovely, nice book, very sweet, its nice how its written not just about Amy but about what was going on at certain points in all of there life's how Janis felt, lots of things, very personal, very sweet, a must read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. J. Weeks on 17 Oct 2014
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This is a terribly tragic story. Amy was to popular music what George Best was to football - a talent sadly lost to alcohol. The overwhelming feeling I had from this brutally honest account was that of a loving, grieving mother helpless seeing her beloved daughter self destruct. Why, with the music world at her feet did Amy drink herself to death? Why did she effuse professional help? The book offers no answers. The reader might wonder what if her father had not abandoned the family when Amy was young but understandably her mother does not go there. Unless an alcoholic is prepared to admit their need of help there is nothing family and friends can do. This was the tragedy of Amy and her family. The one happiness at the end is the good work now being done by the foundation set up in Amy's name.
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Brutally honest, heart renching. A Mother's Story, You dont have to be an Amy Winehouse fan (although I am big time) to appreciate this book, Janis Winehouse does not hold back or try to brush this over with rose tinted glasses. she is totally honest and shares so much personal pain and heartache that was put on her and all her family, addiction is cruel and we should not judge. This book is about a little girl who grew into a beautiful extremely talented woman but it is more importantly as the title states "A Mother's Story". I have up most respect for Janis WInehouse and thank her for sharing this with us. Bless you Janis.
Liz Krelle Battersea,London
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