Friday, July 24, 2009

Authorised Winehouse Biography in time for Christmas

For those of you who like to get in early with your book wishlists to Santa, comes the exciting news you can now add the authorised biography of Amy Winehouse to it.

New Holland publishers will release Saving Amy by celebrity interviewer Daphne Barak in October/November. It will draw on six months of in-depth and exclusive interviews with Winehouse and her family conducted in St Lucia.

The book will look at the singer's life as a child, her rise to fame and her fall into the depths of addiction.

Written from Barak's point of view, it will also include photographs. And while it will be Barak's first book she has previously interviewed hundreds of high-profile figures including Michael Jackson, Mother Teresa and Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile still to hit the shelves is an offerings from Winehouse herself.

The “Rehab” singer, now famous for her drug and alcohol indiscretions as much as her music, was reported in April to have penned a book of poetry about her troubled life and chaotic relationship with her estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

A source claims that since living on Caribbean island of St Lucia Amy has been stimulated to write.

“She loves the chilled-out Caribbean atmosphere and has found it has encouraged her to write again. Pete Doherty once told her that poetry was a good way to express yourself, so she thought writing a book of poems about her life would be a fine start. She really wants to write a children's book one day so thought a book of poems would be great practice."

Please note: I did not photoshop the picture :P

Also please note: this one is not going on my Christmas wish list. I quite like Ms Winehouse's Back to Black album but I treat every Santa wish as precious and wouldn't be wasting one on this book when so much of it can be read in the English tabloids.

1 comment:

BookieMonster said...

*sigh* I'm not interested in a book about her (at least just yet, give it another, you know, 30 years or so!), but it does make me sad that someone whose music is so very, very good is so very, very screwed up right now, and is just known as a bit of a joke.