It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced that it has bought the rights to Mitch Winehouse's memoir about his daughter, Amy Winehouse. The memoir will be published worldwide next summer.
It Books described the book in a release:
The now-legendary life of Amy Winehouse needs no introduction. A multiple Grammy-winning recording artist, Amy touched millions with her music during her short but extraordinary life. Following her tragic death in July, Mitch Winehouse is now ready to tell the incredible story of the Amy the public never got to know and understand. From her mischievous early years, through her rise to stardom, to her much-publicized struggles with addiction, Mitch will bring the many layers of her life together—the personal, the private and the public—to create a fitting tribute to his beloved daughter and best friend.
Mitch Winhouse is donating all proceeds from the book to
the Amy Winehouse Foundation, the charity he founded in his daughter's name.
The charity helps children and young adults, especially those who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, financial disadvantage or addiction.
Mitch said this about the project, "I feel that I need to write this book to tell the true story of Amy and to help with my personal recovery. I also want to raise as much money as possible for Amy’s foundation, so all proceeds from the book will go directly to help children who are disadvantaged through illness and substance addiction. I believe that, through Amy’s music, her foundation, and this book, her name will live forever."