Disarming… In the emotionally tangled “Remembering Whitney,” the elder Houston - still clearly working out her grief - is a fiercely protective mama bear to the memory of her damaged cub, but she also refuses to lionize her. She paints a picture of her daughter’s life… that is both triumphant and anguished. (Boston Globe)
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.See all Editorial Reviews
A true revelation of the life of Whitney Houston told by a loving mother. My heart goes out to her for all she had to endure as a mother.Published 3 days ago by Carolyn M. Frank
I thought it was a GREAT book. I learned alot about Cissy Houston as well as Whitney Houston. Whitney Houston was my
Favorite singer and will ALWAYS be. Read more
I really enjoyed hearing Cissy Houston's story about her and her family. What people don't realize is that Whitney's story was coming from a mother's eyes. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Patricia Reilly
Heartfelt, what a beautiful story,,,I was sobbing at the end. a mothers story of her beautiful daughters life, a girl blessed with such a talent , the voice that no one will ever... Read morePublished 1 month ago by debra rodriguez
Could not put the book down,brought some tears,she was a remarkable women,who tried to please everyone......Published 1 month ago by Margaret
It broke my heart when Whitney passed. She was my American Idol. I wanted to read a book about her from her Mother who knew her best. I loved the book!Published 1 month ago by D. L. McElrath
I'm just not a fan of Mrs Houston. How could she write a book so close to the death of her daughter? Money, that's how. Read morePublished 1 month ago by catherine