- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 54 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Audible.com Release Date: January 29, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AZMGGAQ
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Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped Audible – Unabridged
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Cissy details Whitney's upbringing in New Jersey being one of three children (she has two brothers), singing in her Chuch's Choir at 13 and knowing that Whiney possessed a special talent that few in the world have: she had a way of touching people with her incredible presence and that voice that would endear her to millions across the globe was evident even when she was a teenager.
Whitney had a tragic accident when she was a child nearly losing her voice when an object was rammed accidentally down her throat, almost destroying her vocal cords. Luckily, no damage was done.
Cissy writes about Whitney's modelling career, her appearance on "The Merv Griffin Show" that brought her to the attention of Arista head Clive Davis (who became Whitney's mentor) and her signing a recording contract that led her to popular fame.
The hits Whitney had during the eighties, the awards, the conerts and the acclaim are discussed with loving affection by a mother who was definitely proud of her daughter's accomplishments. However, by the late eighties when people like Jennifer Holiday publicly stated that Whitney started using cocaine Cissy writes that hse heard her daughter was "using" but didn't want to know about that lifestyle that Whitney was partaking in. Perhaps in her heart she was hoping against hope that the rumors were unfounded.Read more ›
First, I didn't realize that a good portion of the book would be devoted to Cissy Houston's childhood life, singing career, courtship and marriage, travels etc., Not to say it wasn't on some level interesting but based on the title of the book, I didn't expect it or expect as much of it as seemd to be present in the book. For example, at the very end of the book, she includes a section called "Discography" which lists all the songs she, Cissy Houston recorded. In a seperate chapter, following immediately thereafter, were songs recorded by Whitney Houston. I just thought that was odd in a book the purpose of which, given the title, was about the relatioship between mother/daughter and the loss of that daughter.
Second, I was somewhat troubled by the way she dealt with the Robyn Crawford situation. There were really no specifics (maybe for legal reasons) on why she didn't like her and felt she was a bad influence other than to say she was gay. It left the impression that it was the reason she didn't like her and felt she was a bad influence even though she denied it. However, each time she referenced Ms. Crawford, it was for a good thing. Interestingly enough, Ms. Crawford was the ONLY person who told her that her daughter was having problems with drugs VERY early on as she was apparently one of few in a position to know. Ms.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A book about a mother's love for her one and only daughter. A very emotional read an I enjoyed reading it.Published 9 days ago by Shannan Harper
Love this book. Being written by her mother it revealed things only her mother knew. It is a great addition to my collectionPublished 17 days ago by Michele R Freeman
Alot of Whitney Houston loyal fans were upset that Cissy Houston wrote the book detailing her daughter 's life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Harris
Sad but excellent view from the mother of Whitney Houston. Whitney led such a hard life toward the end... Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. D.
So how many times did Cissy Houston proudly claim say that "[she] don't take no mess" (*finger snap*) in this book? I lost count. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JT
A beautiful tribute from a Mom to a beloved daughter. I appreciate Whitney - and Cissy - even more after reading this, and feel even sadder to know that giving us such a rich gift... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim W.
IT WAS A GREAT INSPIRING BOOK.FOR PEOPLE WHO JUDGED OUR ANGEL WHITNEY HOUSTON IN HEAVEN.IF YOU READ THIS BOOK.YOU WILL KNOW THE REAL WHITNEY HOUSTON. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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