Remembering Whitney

Remembering Whitney

My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped

Book - 2013
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Honest and heartbreaking, a mother's story of tears, joy, and her greatest love of all--her daughter, Whitney

On the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards, the world learned of a stunning tragedy: Whitney Houston, unquestionably one of the most remarkable and powerful voices in all of music, had been silenced forever. Over the weeks and months that followed, family, friends, and fans alike tried to understand how such a magnificent talent and beautiful soul could have been taken so early and so unexpectedly. Glamorous and approachable, captivating and sweet, Whitney had long ago won the hearts of America, but in recent years her tumultuous personal life had grabbed as many headlines as her soaring vocal talents. Her sudden death left behind not only a legacy of brilliance, but also painful questions with no easy answers.

Now, for the first time, the beloved superstar's mother, Cissy Houston--a gospel legend in her own right--relates the full, astonishing scope of the pop icon's life and career. From Whitney's earliest days singing in the church choir to her rapid ascent to the pinnacles of music stardom, from her string of number one hits to her topping the Hollywood box office, Cissy recounts her daughter's journey to becoming one of the most popular and successful artists of all time. Setting the record straight, Cissy also speaks candidly about Whitney's struggles in the limelight, revealing the truth about her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown, her public attempts to regain her celebrated voice, and the battle with drugs that ultimately proved too much.

In this poignant and tender tribute to her "Nippy," Cissy summons all her strength to reveal not only Whitney the superstar, but also Whitney as a sweet girl, a bright-eyed young woman, and a deeply caring mother. Complete with never-before-seen family photographs, Remembering Whitney is an intimate, heartfelt portrait of one of our most revered artists, from the woman who cherished her most.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2013
ISBN: 9780062238399
Branch Call Number: 921 HOU
Characteristics: xiii, 297 p., [32] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dickey, Lisa

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Squinky
Apr 24, 2013

This book should be titled, "The Autobiography of Cissy Houston. And I also threw a bit of stuff in about my famous daughter.” While I realize this book is written from Cissy’s perspective on Whitney, it was truly unnecessary for Cissy to incessantly talk about herself, brag about her career and one Grammy, include photos of herself and her discography. I was thinking it was a shameless attempt at self-promotion in order to get cash and nearly quit reading it but managed to trudge though. I’m glad I did as the second half is quite moving and is actually about Whitney Houston. If I bought this book I would try to take it back. Definitely a library read.

ilovecher Mar 12, 2013

Cissy Houston is extremely honest in this memoir. She paints everyone in her family, including herself, in a truthful and realistic light. An immensely enjoyeable book.

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Rosie1
Mar 08, 2013

A mothers words somewhat real and one sided makes you realize no family is perfect not bad reading but sad as well

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