Amy Winehouse’s Ex-Boyfriend Turns Down Book Deal
Amy Winehouse's ex-boyfriend, Reg Traviss, has declined a £1 million offer ($1.57 million) to write a book about his relationship with the late singer.
According to NME, the film producer will be creating a tribute film about Winehouse, but is not interested in penning a book about the star. "Reg has had loads of offers to write a book about his life with Amy but he says it would be just too painful," a source tells the Daily Star. "He also wants to keep as many of his memories with Amy completely private. He’s making a film in memory of her, but he won’t start working on that for a while because it’s all still too raw."
Still, several books about the soul singer are expected to hit shelves in the near future, including one penned by Winehouse's own father, Mitch. HarperCollins is set to publish the memoir entitled 'Amy, My Daughter' next summer, and, according to Mitch, all profits will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
“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. "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.”
Winehouse's ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, is also reportedly planning to write a "tell-all" memoir about the singer, although the rumor has yet to be confirmed. Fielder-Civil is currently serving 32 months in prison for burglary and a firearm offense.