Amy Winehouse’s Father to Write a Memoir

ARGANDA DEL REY, SPAIN - JULY 04: Amy Winehouse performs on stage during Rock in Rio Day 3 on July 04, 2008 near Madrid in Arganda del Rey, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Amy Winehouse Photo: Carlos Alvarez/2008 Getty Images

Mitch Winehouse, a devoted steward of his daughter's memory since she died this summer, has signed a book deal. Amy: My Daughter, which will be released by Harper Collins's It Books imprint in 2012, is intended to be a "tribute" to the late singer, chronicling her "mischievous early years to her rise to stardom," along with the substance-abuse problems that led to her death. “I feel that I need to write this book to tell the true story of Amy and to help with my personal recovery,” he said. Proceeds from the book will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. [THR]