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5.0 out of 5 stars "A MOTHER'S STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, AND TRAGEDY!", January 29, 2013
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I remember the first time I heard Whitney's amazing voice on TV, and it's one cherished memory I will never forget as I silenced my home, and turned up the volume. I have been following her footsteps from the young inspiring Whitney, to America's icon in the music industry. She was my favorite female vocalist of all time, and millions of people loved, and deeply respected her. The inspiration, the voice, and her powerful music, have marked an incredible and historical place in history. A gospel legend and mother of Whitney Houston,Sissy Houston, chronicles the life and career of Whitney Houston, which will indeed bring tears to your eyes as a reminder of her sudden death that shocked America. This heartfelt portrait portrays Whitney as the young sweet child, to Whitney who sang in the church choir, to one of the most successful artists of all time. Whitney Houston's remarkable and powerful voice won the hearts of America, She was admired by millions as she became a superstar with her #1 hits on the charts. Sissy Houston also tells about her daughter's struggles, her battle with drugs, Whitney's marriage, and Whitney as a caring and loving mother. Sissy highlights the fact that Whitney loved to sing, but never enjoyed the demands of the music business. This colorful, stunning portrait of Whitney Houston's life, told from a person who cherished her, tugs at the heart page-after-page. The story is captivating, includes beautiful family photos, and will make you think, long after this book is closed. The unexpected tragedy of Whitney Houston will never be forgotten, and her music will forever live on. One of my favorite movies was The Bodyguard, which I've watched countless times, just to listen to her amazing voice, and my favorite song will always be, 'I will Always Love You!' The memories of this wonderful superstar will find a place in the heart of America as the burning candle of Whitney Houston will always continue to light up the world. We miss you Whitney!A special thank you to Cissy Houston for reminding us of an incredible legacy to be forever cherished. Thank you to Lisa Dickey, and a special thank you to Dionne Warwick, a superstar from my era, for such a touching and intimate Foreword. This book was delivered today, and I could not wait for its arrival, nor could I put it down. 'Remembering Whitney' will be treasured as a keepsake of an icon who lit up the world! Highly recommended!
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