Amy Winehouse: The Biography Paperback – 6 Apr 2009
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About the Author
Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of Paris Hilton: Life on the Edge, The Reduced History Of Britain and Great Email Disasters. He is the co-author - with Julie Burchill - of Not In My Name: A Compendium Of Modern Hypocrisy. He has interviewed and profiled a host of celebrities including Rachel Stevens, David Beckham, Ricky Gervais, Jenna Jameson and McFly. His writing has appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Time Out, Attitude, and the Times. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
She showed her talent from an early age, what a voice, musician and song writer too.
Amy showed the world the talents she had with her 2 albums, Frank and Back to Black, which received much acclaim.
She was compared to the likes of Billie Holliday and Sara Vaughan also Ella Fitzgerald.
It was such a shame that someone with her talents hit the self destruct button and went down the path of drugs and booze.
Her relationship with Blake Fielder- Civil, was her downfall in my opinion, it seems it was thru him she was introduced to the world of hard, really addictive drugs which got a hold on her.
We will never know what more she could of achieved in the music scene to top the worldwide acclaim and the 5 Grammies she had all ready received.
What a tragic, tragic waste of life of someone so talented, she could have gone on to be a really big singing sensation!
At least she left a legacy of her 2 much acclaimed albums and millions of fans of her music worldwide.
She must be remembered for her talent not the stories of her mixed up personal life that seemed to make the news worldwide on a regular basis.
A must for any Amy fans. Especially the positivity and sense that she's going to be ok.
Most importantly, this book gives you no insight into Amy's world.
Overall, this was a dull read, uninformative and lazy.
Despite the fact that dying young dramatically increases your fame this biography proves that Amy was a genuine star long before her demise. Reading this biography gave me the confidence to believe the hype surrounding her talent is actually deserved and not because she achieved 'legend status' by merely dying young.
Some may argue the portrayal of Amy is written with rose tinted spectacles! But for me it just gave me the side of the story the mainstream media tended to avoid.
My only suggestion is that another chapter be written which explains the circumstances surrounding her death and the singer's legacy. I wouldn't like to see the entire book re written as I enjoyed reading what people thought of her before her death.
All in all this is a great book at a great price and is highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One mixed up young lady with massive talent,shame sure there was a lot of great music to come,waste of a lifePublished on 2 Feb. 2014 by mr c g whitlock
Excellent, particular references to Amy's people who influenced her musical style and lyrics. Expert interpretaion of the lyrics and musical contexts. Read morePublished on 9 Aug. 2013 by Phillip Lee