Friday, October 19, 2012

McNaughton Collection: Featured Book

On July 23, 2011, an extremely remarkable and talented artist passed. On that day family, friends, and fans all around the world mourned the death of Amy Winehouse. In this personal account from her father, Mitch Winehouse, all factors that shaped her rebellious personality and even her distinct look are uncovered.

Her father held nothing back when referring to Amy’s issues with drugs and alcohol. He describes the realities of her dependencies and the toll they took on the family and friends who refused to give up on her. Mitch also cleared up the tabloid rumors about her marriage with Blake Fielder-Civil. He explains that the greatest tragedy was that she had just seemed to be overcoming her demons.

This book is filled with a different perception of Amy Winehouse’s life through photographs and insights to her music, and stories of the real Amy. I feel all fans of Amy Winehouse should read this book. Not only to get an inside look at her life, but also to experience the love between a father and daughter. While her death was, as described by some, “a half-expected tragedy”, it was nevertheless devastating. She was definitely one of the greatest artists of this time.

The McNaughton Collection can be found near the stairs leading to the second floor of the main library. Every month up to 20 new books will be added to the shelves. So if there isn’t anything that catches your attention now, revisit the shelves next month for more interesting titles.

Guest Blogger:  Tiana Chatmon, CSU Student

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