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Open Book: The Life and Death of Amy Winehouse

Open Book: The Life and Death of Amy Winehouse [Kindle Edition]

Andy Morris , Christina Westover
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Now in its second edition...

Amy Winehouse’s bright star burned out on July 23 2011.
Amy lived a rock-star lifestyle to the max, replacing an addiction to drugs with a battle against alcohol.
When she died, aged 27, she joined a long list of musicians whose lives had been tragically cut short at the same age – the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison.
She burst onto the scene with her debut album, “Frank”, in 2003.
But it was her follow-up, “Back To Black”, in 2006 that won her millions of fans right around the world.
She won five Grammy Awards for the album, which went six-times Platinum in the UK.
Her chart success, though, would always be measured against a personal life full of trauma.
She wrote “Back To Black” about Blake Fielder-Civil, who she married in 2007. But they spent little time together as a married couple as Blake was sent to prison.
Theirs was a stormy romance, and despite divorcing they would remain in love with each other until she died. There were always plenty of other men in Amy’s life, though.
In the end she died alone in her bed. A bodyguard kept her protected from the outside world, but nobody could protect her from herself…

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 878 KB
  • Print Length: 141 pages
  • Publisher: World Publishing; 2 edition (1 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FBDAL0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,643 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born on February 20, 1974 Christina Westover penned her first novel at the age of fifteen. Her latest book "The Man Who Followed Jack Kerouac" is a poetic Beatnik novel about her telepathic transformation, and how she came to be a telepathist. It contains her first published photographs, as well as photographs courtesy of Danny Reitzloff (Moon Hawk) and Georgia Verrells.

A California native currently residing in San Francisco, she considers herself, first and foremost a novelist, but has been expanding her profile as an artist by creating fine art mosaics, acrylic paintings on canvas recently recording her first song "Here We Are" which debuted on Grilliant Ideas Radio Show February 9,2013 while she was interviewed for her self-help book "10 Gifts To Give Yourself For A Successful Life." She is a firm believer that an artist should be limitless regarding the medium used for expressing emotional depth, ideas, and philosophies. She is inspired by the works of Patricia Highsmith, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dali, Hollace M. Metzger (Hollace Metzger dot com), Amadeus Mozart, and Tchaikovsky among others.

To Listen to the radio show episode (her interview is 52 minutes into the file):( )

She is the author of "Precipice" and "Poisoning Sylvie." Her third novel titled "The Man Who Followed Jack Kerouac" was released December 2013.

Please visit Christina at Christina Westover dot com! Watch her CBS-5 Bay Sunday TV

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her own wrost enemy 8 Aug 2011
By Joan
Format:Kindle Edition
Another rock star dies, taken by the lifestyle of sex and drugs, or so the media would like you to believe. Author Andy Morris's new book "Open Book:The Life and Death of Amy Whitehouse" explains her life in a way that you won't read anywhere else.

The book covers her tragic life from the very beginning playing in local pubs to her becoming a world wide grammy winning superstar. A look into her unhealthy marriage to Blake Civil-Fielder, his imprissionment, and how she just couldn't let him go, her drug addiction, rehab, and alcohol problem.

The book also uncovers the great talent, and passion filled person beneath the tough tatooed exterior appearance, and her troubled home life dealing with a broken family. It is also sad to see such young promissing lives snuffed out well before their prime, and their cries for help often ignored.

If you are looking for a real look into the life and career of Amy Whitehouse, look no further. This book will shed light on the true story. Loved by millions, but sadly died alone. We will miss you Amy!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Winehouse, Life Was Messier Than Music 12 Aug 2011
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She was just getting started. Amy Winehouse, dead at 27, was only two albums into a career, and a life, which would be derailed by alcohol, drugs and bad choices.

The long, pathetic spectacle life of her, brought joy only to the jackals of the British tabloids, which sneered in big headlines at each new downturn. But her self-destruction was a deep loss to listeners. Ms. Winehouse was no manufactured pop commodity. She was a genuine musician, among the very small handful of British singers whose version of American soul music had a gutsiness and flair far beyond what could be studied.

And Andy Morris was able capture all of above that successfully. This would be a good buy, from a lesson to be learnt from life itself through Winehouse's life story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars bit boring 1 Dec 2012
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I didnt really learn anything about amy winehouse, it felt like a book was written after reading about her in the paper
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 17 Aug 2011
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Amy Winehouse's was always the center of controversy, her death was no different. This book by Andy Morris examines her life - starting from her live rap group at a tender age of 10 to her meteoric rise to stardom with the release of her first album Frank and examines the trials and tribulations that lead to her untimely death at 27. A great read for those who want to understand more about a fantastic misunderstood singer.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointing 21 Jan 2014
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I was a little disappointed with this. It wasn't in-depth enough for my liking, just straight facts and quotes, as opposed to what was really going on in Amy's life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Open Book 7 Dec 2013
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Gives a more rounded view of a very talented young lady who unfortunately couldn't cope with some aspects of life. She had so much more to give and live for and left this world far to early and in very sad circumstances.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little insight into the life and death 9 May 2013
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This was a short but interesting insight into Amy Winehouses life and death. Some of the grammer and spelling is poor but it did keep me interested for a few hours, although not quite enough detail for my liking.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 4 May 2013
By Jaydee
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I read this book because I was interested in the life of Amy, it highlighted to me how few songs she produced to be such a success.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs proof-reading
There were a lot of grammatical errors which would not have been picked up on a spellcheck. I felt like it needed to be proof-read but overall the content is informative.
Published 12 months ago by J Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars amy winehouse book
excellent book on the life of amy winehouse, on her troubled life and ultimate death, for lovers of biographies or music
Published 13 months ago by mark watson
4.0 out of 5 stars a sad story
this book is quite a sad read,as you follow a small part of her life,was too old to have been a music fan,but i still enjoy read about their lives, makes you think a bit and see... Read more
Published 13 months ago by bookworm
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Good read, Amy was a inspirational singer,.
Great collection of facts about her life, would have liked more of her childhood.
Published 14 months ago by Michala Nason
2.0 out of 5 stars The life and death of Amy winehouse
Very much in need of editing. Interesting read spoiled by typos.was it written just to cash in? Shame it was.
Published 14 months ago by Marilyn Robinson
3.0 out of 5 stars Winehouse
An ok read but was a bit repetitive at times,that is about all I can say, not sorry I read it
Published 14 months ago by Cathy Bleathman
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
interesting book , gave a good insight into amys life and talent,not really indepth read, but well worth reading for her fans
Published 14 months ago by ozzy
5.0 out of 5 stars The Life and Death of Amy Winehouse
I was a very big fan of Amy Winehouse and loved her music. I really enjoyed reading her book and finding out about her. It was a very good read.
Published 15 months ago by Shifa Ahmed
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for a free book
Can't complain as it was a freebie. Informative, but I thought it would give more in depth details of her personal life and growing up etc. The book was a bit bland
Published 15 months ago by Born blonde
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