Amy winehouse childhood letter in touch

Essay Penned By Amy

In Touch has exclusively obtained a never-before-seen essay penned by the late Amy Winehouse revealing a vivid picture of the ambitious young girl’s big dreams — and troubles in the classroom.

“I have this dream to be very famous. To work on stage. It’s a lifelong ambition,” she said. “I want people to hear my voice and just…forget their troubles for five minutes.”

According to the letter, her school days had her longing for an outlet to express her creativity.

“My present school is a horrible place,” she continued, asking for admittance to an arts school where she could take “singing lessons without being told to shut up.”

Adds Amy: “I want to do something with these ‘talents’ I’ve been blessed with.”

Read more from Amy’s childhood essay in this week’s issue of

In Touch, on newsstands now.