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They tried and failed to save Amy sadly
Saving Amy - Daphne Barak
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Saving Amy - Daphne Barak
Date: 13/09/12, updated on 13/09/12 (48 review reads)
Advantages: I like the way its written, the photographs are great
Disadvantages: Too much focus on her dad for my liking
I am by no means an avid reader. I envy people who can sit down and read a book believe me but I am much more a visual person than that and I am a huge fan and collector of dvds opting for more factual books on health topics and the likes. It was a surprise when someone bought me this book because they knew I am a huge Amy Winehouse fan and I received this book way before she died and later found out it came from Poundland.
The book cover here is worth a mention. Turquoise in colour with a very striking photograph of Amy on the front of it, it looks battered and weathered somewhat and its kind of hard to explain but whenever I see it I always think its a very Amy cover if you get my drift.
The Book Itself:
Written by Daphne Barrack who has written about many well known celebrities this book contains 200 pages mostly of the written word but also a few pages of lovely photographs some we've seen some we haven't from Amy growing up to more present day ones, well before she died anyway.
This was written as part of a documentary originally looking at drug addiction but changing slightly into Amys story along with some focus on her battle with drugs. It looks at Amy growing up, her relationships and of course her amazing career. It contains lots of interviews including her mum and dad talking openly about his affair which led on to him leaving the marital home and remarrying a lady called Jane and examines what could have led to Amys addiction and so on. There is open interviews with Amy within this book as well all of which took place in London, St Lucia and some other locations.
The layout of this book felt like I was reading a documentary rather than a story which I found unusual. Mitch and Janice (who is Amy's) mum really do appear to be very open and honest about Amy's life and I found this book interesting on the whole. Its all about what makes Amy, Amy Winehouse. Amy is very honest and open about her life as well which feels refreshing. You do get the feeling though she is very vunerable and at times you really feel for her Dad who is rightly scared of losing his daughter. What struck me was her openness about Blake who at the time wanted to divorce Amy and was with another woman who was pregnant.
There's lots of opinion as well from the writer, Daphne letting us know her thoughts and feelings and what she is seeing as well as just hearing which I did liked.
Overall if you an Amy Winehouse fan this is an interesting enough read. I doubt you'll learn too much due to the fact though that Amy was and still is so heavily written about but for a quid and if your a fan its a read that'll take you a couple of hours and give you something to think about.
Google if interested this book has a retail price of £9.99
Summary: Enjoyable enough way to lose a couple of hours from your life
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