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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: The Magic of Differences (December 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970799209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970799203
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #555,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Best known as Judith & Jim - we're husband-and-wife psychology team Judith Sherven, PhD and Jim Sniechowski, PhD - best selling authors of six books, including our latest http://WhatReallyKilledWhitneyHouston.com in which we help our readers understand how the power of unconscious forces drive much of what we do and what holds us back. We are passionate champions for your freedom to live a truly free and fabulous life in any way you desire.

Internationally famous for our ability to dig deep into the heart of what holds people back while providing the recipe for permanent release from that internal prison, we have created a blueprint for learning about the power of Unconscious Allegiances and Forbiddances. Since most people cannot access our private consultation and coaching, we've produced our "Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous(tm)" program to enable the user to shatter the blindness that holds people back, guiding them through the necessary steps to releasing their hold backs and roadblocks to successful living and loving. Http://OvercomingTheFearOfBeingFabulous.com

At this time, we are executive coaches and leadership trainers and consultants to a variety of businesses and corporations including being on retainer to LinkedIn.

As guest experts we've been on over 2700 television and radio shows including Oprah, The View, 48 Hours, CNN, and Canada AM. And we've been interviewed or published by hundreds of major publications including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, O, Cosmo, Bridal Guide, Redbook, Playboy, Essence, Women's Day, Family Circle, Parents, Brides, Men's Health, Best Life, and Today's Black Woman.

Meeting on a blind date March 7, 1987, they married 13 months later, and currently live in Las Vegas.

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What Really Killed Whitney Houston reveals is a profound understanding of this process.
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As an avid reader, I enjoy reading all genres of books, but never have I gone to such lengths to recommend a book to business associates, friends, and family.
Tom Bronson
Who she believed she was and should be severely limited her ability to accept how wonderful she could be.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Signe A. Dayhoff on December 7, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
To have looked at the beautiful, multi-talented "golden girl" Whitney Houston I could never have imagined the demons she was fighting in order to sing, survive, and thrive. On the surface she looked as if she had it all, but underneath she was so tormented and torn, sabotaging her every move because of her divided cultural and career loyalties. Drs. Sherven and Sniechowski have done an exquisite psychological autopsy on her and her life to reveal how Houston self-destructed because she could not reconcile her having a foot in both the black and white worlds but never feeling she belonged in either. If only she had sought help, she could still be with us today, caressing our ears with her wonderful voice. This book is also a heads up and guide for others who are grappling with similar identity issues. But you don't have to be a star to experience the tortures she did. I heartily recommend this book to anyone having any difficulty with identity problems, mixed loyalties, and a fear of succeeding. I also recommend this to the general reading public because it is a real eye-opener about what hell life in the spotlight can be like without psychological support and help.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Baeth Davis on April 7, 2013
Format: Paperback
Judith and Jim brilliantly detail not only what took Whitney Houston down but what has the potential to take all of us down - our unwitting allegiances to the past.
I'm always amazed by the one-star reviewers... "psycho babble crap." Really? I think this book is genius. Most people just cannot
hack the truth. Whitney's demise was gruesome. You can also see this in Marilyn Monroe (victim of sexual abuse and incest), James Dean (sexuality issues
and recklessness), Elvis (drug addiction), etc. If you trace the backgrounds of stars (or anyone) who comes undone in an untimely manner, it is
always the result of an unresolved conflict from the past. Always. Reviewer included. I am healing from a bout with cancer -
and I can tell you exactly what brought it on - unresolved emotional issues. Most people simply cannot go there and take responsibility for what they
are creating in their life. It's not always pretty and the truth can hurt - before it sets you FREE. Judith and Jim are talented writers, thorough researchers
and compassionate explorers of the human psyche and soul. Their objective in writing this book is to help others. To say they are profiting off the death
of a star is absurd... I think Whitney's handlers, drug dealers, and many others profited at her expense. Where was the person who said, "You are going
to rehab or no next album?" Money first and people last is a lousy way to live. I applaud Judith and Jim for having the courage to write this book - because
fans put their stars on unrealistic pedestals; it is rough to face that Whitney was gorgeous and had a stunning voice but hated herself to the point of
suicide, unconscious and unwitting as it may have been.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kevin E. on December 15, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
What an amazing insight into not only Whitney's life, but also what happened behind the scenes. I have always heard the expression `you have to leave home', but now with Judith and Jim's expert awareness, it all becomes clearer and what `leaving home' really means.
The knowledge and ways to look at ones life in this book is something that can apply to anyone willing to look behind the façade. After reading the book many things in my own life became clearer with this unique lens.
This is one those few books that becomes more rich each time you read as the depth of awareness will continue to open for yourself.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Superwoman AJ VINE VOICE on April 6, 2013
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I never could understand why someone like Whitney Houston, Judy Garland, Heath Ledger, and other "superstars" could be reduced to such overindulgent "junkies" to put it bluntly, except to say that "money doesn't mean everything." I knew they struggled with their demons like us "regular" folks do, but it wasn't until I read "What Really Killed Whitney Houston" did I begin to see that it's not even that simple. Those messages we get as babies and children that help form our motivations and character from our earliest, stick with us and guide our behavior until we die -- unless we realize that and take steps to be free of them (if they are bad messages causing negative, self-destructive behavior). I bought this book hoping to figure out the mystery of why Whitney Houston was how she was, and I came away with some insight into my own childhood messages that guide some of my behaviors to this day. I want to go further with these psychologists and see if I can figure out how to break some of the strongholds of my past that I need to leave back there!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 18, 2013
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Pulling the blanket off "preachment and scripture", paying lip-service to a God none of the Houstons seem to have a personal relationship with, this treatment of what really killed Whitney is truth unleashed. I have always found it disconcerting to watch videos of Whitney accepting awards while twitching her nose and thanking her parents, as the authors have noted, instead of the fans who appreciated her music, accepted her unconditionally, and who groomed her for the success she merited (Clive Davis). Knowing that her family contributed to her demise (her brothers introducing her to drugs and supplying her with them) and did nothing to save her from ultimately destroying her voice and killing herself, this book sheds a tremendous spotlight on others in the industry, who like Whitney, have unchecked allegiances and forbidden loyalties that will keep them in an isolated hell until they are no more. This book is an initial treatment of something that goes beyond the hearsay of family, friends and relatives who will live with personal convictions linking them to this superstar's demise. It is a welcome body of analysis that provides her fans with concrete answers.
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