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  • The Life We Shared
  • By: Tyler James
  • Narrated by: Tyler James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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By: Tyler James
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Written with a searing honesty and published for the 10th anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death, My Amy is an evocative portrait of unbreakable lifelong friendship - and a devastating study into fame, addiction and self-sabotage.

Only one person knows what really happened to Amy, other than Amy herself. He is Tyler James, Amy’s best friend from the age of 13. They met at stage school as two insecure outsiders, formed an instant connection and lived together from their late teenage years right up until the day she died, aged just 27.

Tyler was there by her side through it all. From their carefree early years touring together to the creation of the multiple Grammy-winning Back to Black, which she wrote on their kitchen floor. From her volatile marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil through her escalating addictions, self-harm and eating disorders as the toxic nature of fame warped Amy’s reality. For the last three years of her life, Tyler was with her every day when she’d beaten drugs and was close to beating alcoholism, too. He also knew better than anyone the real Amy Winehouse who the tabloid-reading public rarely saw - the hilarious, uncompromising force-of-nature busy taking care of everyone else.

We all think we know what happened to Amy Winehouse, but we don’t. This definitive insider’s story tells us all, finally, the truth.

©2021 Tyler James (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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"Heartbreaking." (The Times)

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Fine line between success and mess.

Some people say “such a waste of talent”, not really, I’m truely thankful that we had the chance to hear that talent.
Brilliantly written and narrated by Tyler, if you ever want to know the real definition of a Soul Mate, read this book.

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A must listen!

Incredible storytelling and writing style. Fascinating details and insight into the life that both Amy and Tyler shared. Would definitely recommend

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raw, insightful & genuine

This book pulled me in so quickly and I couldn't stop going back to it once I started. I am in awe of this man and also getting to see the reality of Amy's life. I balled my eyes out at the end. Well done Tyler. RIP Amy Whinehouse

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Interesting to hear the truest version of Amy’s messed up life.

I found it fascinating to listen to the story of where it began and what happened until it ended. However, it made me really dislike the person that Amy was, destructive, self-centred, undeserving of all she had, the wasting of so much money and the disregard for the homes she lived in and treated with such wanton disrespect. She had an amazing talent but it was totally wasted. She didn’t deserve the money thrown at her and it’s quite disgusting to hear how she lived, by her own doing, laughing as kittens destroyed expensive curtains, smashing things for fun, surrounded by filthy cat litter trays etc. I didn’t leave the book with any respect for Amy. Sadly her days were numbered from the very start. Worth listening to.

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Sad

I feel like the author still has no idea how much he enabled Amy and how much he took advantage of her, no matter how he continues to justify it to himself.

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Excellent

Interesting.story about an amazing person, written by the person who knew her best. Thank you for telling your story,Tyler.

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A MUST FOR ALL FANS OF AMY WINEHOUSE'S!

Well Spoken & Great To Hear From Her BBF! He Has A Better View Of The Real Amy Compared To Her Dad (Author Of The Other Book Available About Amy!)

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Brilliant, intense & truely heartbreaking

This was a brilliant read, well told and full of highs and lows. Whilst tragic and heartbreaking, I’m really glad Tyler shared these memories.

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