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Remembering Whitney A Mother's Story of Life, Loss and the Night the Music Stopped by Cissy Houston
  

Remembering Whitney A Mother's Story of Life, Loss and the Night the Music Stopped

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A fractured family, an incredibly talented daughter lost to drugs, Cissy Houston remembers her child and looks at what might have been.

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Remembering Whitney A Mother's Story of Life, Loss and the Night the Music Stopped by Cissy Houston

The definitive account of Whitney Houston's astonishing life, ground-breaking career and tragic death - complete with never-before-seen photographs - from the only one who truly knows the story behind the headlines: her mother, Cissy Houston. Cissy has said little publicly about Whitney's heart-breaking death. Now, for the first time, she opens up and shares the unbelievable story of her daughter's life, as well as her own, and addresses Whitney's brightest and darkest moments. A legendary Grammy Award-winning gospel singer in her own right, Cissy Houston shows how the lessons from her own musical journey helped to shape Whitney's career - from teaching Whitney to use her voice, to keeping her level-headed throughout her meteoric rise to fame. With candour and respect, she sets the record straight about Whitney, exploring both her turbulent marriage and her misunderstood struggles with drug abuse. Cissy goes behind the tabloid headlines to show fans around the world the true, human side of a strong, successful - yet flawed - musical icon who died much too young. Includes a Foreword by Dionne Warwick.

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'Essential reading for anyone who wants the inside angle on one of the greatest musical careers of the 20th Century.' - Daily Mail

About the Author

Cissy Houston is a Grammy-winning soul and gospel singer and mother of the late superstar Whitney Houston. She gained fame as part of the Drinkards gospel quartet and later as part of the vocal group Sweet Inspirations, where she sang with Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley. She lives in New Jersey, USA.

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Publication date

8th December 2017

Author

Cissy Houston

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Biography: arts & entertainment
Memoirs
Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Rock & Pop music

ISBN

9780007501410

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