Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch to publish memoir on singer

All proceeds from the book will be donated to the foundation set up in the singer's name

Amy Winehouse‘s father Mitch has announced that he will be writing a memoir about the singer.

Mitch, who has pleged to give all the profit from the book to the newly set up Amy Winehouse Foundation, has signed a deal with Harper Collins, who will publish the book.

The book will be titled Amy, My Daughter and is set to published in the summer of 2012. Mitch has said he hopes to use the writing process to come to terms with his daughter’s death.

Mitch Winehouse has said of the book:

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.

He continued:

I believe that through Amy’s music, her foundation, and this book, her name will live forever.

Amy Winehouse passed away earlier this summer at the age of 27.