NEW YORK — Amy Winehouse's father says he has a hard time enjoying her breakthrough "Back to Black" album because the songs are about her ex-husband.

Mitch Winehouse blames Blake Fielder-Civil for leading her into drug abuse, and he details her long decline in a new memoir, "Amy, My Daughter." His views on the British singer's ex-husband have been stated before and are well known.

Amy Winehouse, whose "Back to Black" disc sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and won a Grammy Award for album of the year in 2008, died of accidental alcohol poisoning in July. The British singer was 27.

Mitch Winehouse, a former taxi driver and aspiring singer, writes in the memoir that it recently occurred to him that one of the biggest-selling albums of the 21st century is all about Fielder-Civil, whom he disparages. He prefers his daughter's jazzy first album, "Frank," which wasn't released outside England until after her later success.

His memoir is scheduled to come out June 26. The Associated Press bought a copy on Monday.

Winehouse recalls his daughter as a girl writing into a notebook phrases that later turned up in songs and his pride as her singing talent became evident. But most of the book is about a seemingly endless cycle of attempted recoveries and relapses as she battled drugs and alcohol.

Winehouse also says that his daughter suffered from stage fright throughout her career. She had breast enlargement surgery more than a year before her death and considered plastic surgery on her nose.

Amy Winehouse's strong will may have helped her during her career, but it didn't help with substance abuse, her father writes.

"Long before Amy was an addict, no one could tell her what to do," he writes. "Once she became an addict, her stubbornness just got worse. There were times when she wanted to be clean, but the times when she didn't outnumbered them."

He writes that he could never understand why she was so in love with Fielder-Civil, a music industry hanger-on. The book details his numerous run-ins with Fielder-Civil and his family.

"It wasn't as if he brought much good into her life, or so it seemed to me," he writes.

Amy Winehouse married Fielder-Civil in 2007. They divorced in 2009.

Some friends believed that Winehouse grew to dislike singing the songs on "Back to Black" because they reminded her of her ex-husband and that was one reason she drank so much before she performed. Tape of a drunken Winehouse stumbling through a set months before she died became a great embarrassment to her after it spread widely on the Internet.

Alcohol was trouble because it was freely available and she could drink wherever she liked, mostly without public criticism, writes her father, who worried "her illness might end up killing us both."

Loading Slideshow...
  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton near Glastonbury, on June 22 2007 in Somerset, England. The festival, that was started by dairy farmer Michael Eavis in 1970, has grown into the largest music festival in Europe. This year's festival is the biggest yet and will have headline acts including The Who, The Artic Monkeys and The Killers.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Picture taken on June 27, 2009 in Hyde Park, central London shows British singer Amy Winehouse performing during the 46664 concert in honour of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.

  • Amy Winehouse

    British singer Amy Winehouse is pictured during a break in her trial outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London on July 23, 2009. British singer Amy Winehouse launched an 'unjustifiable' attack on a female fan who politely asked her for a photograph at a charity ball, a court heard on Thursday. The 25-year-old songstress -- said to be on the road to recovery from her drug addiction -- denies beating Sherene Flash, a dancer, in an incident in Berkeley Square, central London, on September 26.

  • Amy Winehouse

    British singer Amy Winehouse arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court, in west London, on March 17, 2009. Winehouse appears charged with assault over an alleged incident at a charity ball last September.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs live on the V stage during Day Two of V Festival 2008 at Hylands Park on August 17, 2008 in Chelmsford, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    This picture taken on July 13, 2008 shows British soul singer Amy Winehouse performing on the third day of the T in the Park music festival near Kinross, in Scotland. Winehouse has been taken to University College Hospital's accident and emergency unit, her spokesman said on July 28 evening. The Grammy-award-winning 'Back To Black' star, a recovering drug addict, was diagnosed with lung condition emphysema last month.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Singer Amy Winehouse performs during day three of T In The Park Festival 2008 at Balado July 13, 2008 in Kinross, Scotland.

  • Amy Winehouse

    British singer Amy Winehouse performs during the 'Rock in Rio' music festival in Arganda del Rey near Madrid on July 04, 2008.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse is sighted shopping at her local supermarket on March 16, 2010 in London, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    British singer Amy Winehouse arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court, in west London, on March 17, 2009. Winehouse appears charged with assault over an alleged incident at a charity ball last September.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs on stage during Rock in Rio Day 3 on July 04, 2008 in Arganda del Rey, near of Madrid.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse is sighted shopping at her local supermarket on March 16, 2010 in London, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Glastonbury on June 28, 2008.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs during the 46664 concert in celebration of Nelson Mandela's life at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse arrives at court on the second day of her assault trial at The City of Westminster Magistrates Court on July 24, 2009 in London, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    British singer Amy Winehouse leaves Westminster Magistrates Court after receiving a 'not guilty' verdict in central London, on 24 July 2009. British singer Amy Winehouse was cleared of attacking a female fan who asked her for a photograph at a charity ball. The 25-year-old, said to be on the road to recovery from drug addiction, had denied beating Sherene Flash, a dancer, in an alleged incident in Berkeley Square, central London, on September 26, 2008.

  • Amy Winehouse

    British singer Amy Winehouse smokes a cigarette during a break in her trial outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London on July 23, 2009. British singer Amy Winehouse launched an 'unjustifiable' attack on a female fan who politely asked her for a photograph at a charity ball, a court heard on Thursday. The 25-year-old songstress -- said to be on the road to recovery from her drug addiction -- denies beating Sherene Flash, a dancer, in an incident in Berkeley Square, central London, on September 26.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs live on stage at Pacha as part of Summer Soul Festival on January 8, 2011 in Florianopolis, Brazil.

  • Amy Winehouse

    British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Glastonbury on June 28, 2008.

  • Amy Winehouse

    British singer Amy Winehouse arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court, in west London, on March 17, 2009. Winehouse appears charged with assault over an alleged incident at a charity ball last September.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs live on the V stage during Day Two of V Festival 2008 at Hylands Park on August 17, 2008 in Chelmsford, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs live on the V stage during Day Two of V Festival 2008 at Hylands Park on August 17, 2008 in Chelmsford, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs at the launch party of City Burlesque on October 7, 2010 in London, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    British singer Amy Winehouse arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London, on July 23, 2009. Winehouse, 25, faces trial for an alleged assault on a woman at a charity ball last September. The trial is expected to last two days.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs live on stage at Pacha as part of Summer Soul Festival on January 8, 2011 in Florianopolis, Brazil.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs during the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 at the Olympiahalle on November 1, 2007 in Munich, Germany.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Music of Black Origin Awards at the O2 Arena Greenwich on September 19, 2007 in London, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Music of Black Origin Awards at the O2 Arena Greenwich on September 19, 2007 in London, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs live at the International Festival of Benicassim on July 22, 2007 in Benicassim, Spain. The festival attracts people from all over Europe, including over 10,000 Brits, who this year are here to see the likes of The Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Iggy Pop and Amy Winehouse as well as enjoying the Spainish sun and beaches.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse and Reg Traviss attend the launch of the Shaka Zulu bar on August 4, 2010 in London, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    MUNICH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 01: Winner of the Artist's Choice Award, Amy Winehouse speaks during the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 at the Olympiahalle on November 1, 2007 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for MTV)

  • Amy Winehouse

    Singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Music of Black Origin Awards at the O2 Arena Greenwich on September 19, 2007 in London, England.

  • Show At The MTV Europe Music Awards 2007

    MUNICH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 01: Amy Winehouse performs during the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 at the Olympiahalle on November 1, 2007 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for MTV)

  • Amy Winehouse

    Singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Music of Black Origin Awards at the O2 Arena Greenwich on September 19, 2007 in London, England.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Singer Amy Winehouse performs onstage at the Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile 2007 at Pimlico Race Course on August 4, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse performs live at the International Festival of Benicassim on July 22, 2007 in Benicassim, Spain. The festival attracts people from all over Europe, including over 10,000 Brits, who this year are here to see the likes of The Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Iggy Pop and Amy Winehouse as well as enjoying the Spainish sun and beaches.