This informative title highlights the life of Amy Winehouse. Readers will learn about Winehouse's music-filled childhood in Southgate, a North London suburb. Winehouse's early musical work is discussed, from her beginnings in the childhood duet Sweet n Sour to her job as a reporter for World Entertainment News Network to the beginning of her musical success with when she signed with EMI. Winehouse's albums Frank and Back to Black are introduced, as is her hit Rehab. Winehouse's courtship with Blake Fielder-Civil is included, as is their tumultuous marriage and eventual divorce. Winehouse's self-abusing behavior such as drug and alcohol addiction, self-mutilation, and eating disorders is included, leading to her death by alcohol poisoning at age 27. This book includes details of Winehouse's life and covers the controversies surrounding her life and death. Lives Cut Short is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.