Amy Winehouse: A Losing Game

Amy Winehouse: A Losing Game

by Mick O'Shea


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As well known for her fraught personal life as her chart-topping songs, Amy Winehouse was one of the most compelling vocalists in the world. The critical and commercial success she achieved with her multi-million selling second album, Back to Black, catapulted her to international stardom in 2007, but it was her life offstage that generated daily headlines in the tabloid press. Drinking binges, self-harm, eating disorders, drug abuse and a turbulent marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil overshadowed her music even as her record sales soared, and the world’s media watched eagerly as Amy’s world imploded, while her talent threatened to go with it. Tragically, on 23 July 2011 Amy lost her long-term battle with drugs and alcohol, passing away aged just 27.

This no-holds-barred biography tells her story in full, from childhood through to the pleasures and pains of superstardom, her blazing talent, the years she lost to her addictions, the final days before her death, and the lasting legacy of her raw and heartfelt music.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859654821
Publisher: Plexus Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,238,434
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Mick O'Shea is a freelance entertainment journalist with over ten years of feature-writing and editing experience. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Amy Winehouse: A Losing- Game 7

l The Girl from Southgate 13

2 I Told You I Was Trouble 27

3 To Be Perfectly Frank 41

4 Ready or Not, Hear I Come 55

5 I Can't Hide the Tears 71

6 That OI' Back to Black Magic 87

7 The Girl Can't Help It 101

8 I Know He's No Good 121

9 Glad to Be Unhappy 137

10 AWounded Thing Must Hide 155

Epilogue: All Things Must Pass 177

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