Amy Winehouse’s untimely death was only two weeks ago, but already an e-book is being sold on Amazon. Its author is one Andy Morris, described as “a freelance journalist from Britain who lives in San Francisco” although also self-described as an American.
It looks like a really excellent book because the author describes an experience very much like our own: of knowing Winehouse only from afar, of never having met her in person and of learning everything we know about her through television and celebrity gossip web sites. Or at least that’s what we can glean from reading this excerpt of the introduction on somebody’s blog:
Like many Americans, my first glimpse of Amy Winehouse was her 2007 appearance on Late Show With David Letterman. Of course, I had heard the song “Rehab” with its catchy chorus sung to a blues jazz tune, and a drum beat as modern as her pierced lip. I was familiar enough with the song that I often caught myself singing it, or tapping my feet to the music which played in my head. I was a fan of Amy Winehouse’s work without knowing anything about her, which is why I was thrilled to hear she would be performing on the show.
Before seeing her on Late Show With David Letterman, I had no preconceived notions about what Amy Winehouse looked like, dressed like, or how she behaved. I only knew two things about her—First, that she had an amazing voice, and second, that she was black.
It also looks like it might be part of a direct marketing scheme? We look forward to earning our “generous commission for promoting this book.”