Cissy Houston To Pen Memoir About Whitney

 Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston, has signed a deal with HarperCollins to pen a memoir, telling the “unabridged and unbelievable story” of her Grammy Award-winning daughter, who died in February at age 48.

“When I lost my daughter Nippy (Whitney Houston’s nickname), the world lost one of the most beautiful voices and an extraordinarily beautiful and charitable woman,” Cissy Houston said in a statement. “In sharing our story in this book, I hope to give her fans something to treasure, the way we all treasured Whitney. We are still receiving thousands of letters each day from her fans, and I hope reading this book will provide a deeper understanding into my daughter’s true story.”

According to the publishing house, Cissy will write with “candor, honesty and respect”  about her daughter’s career, her marriage to Bobby Brown, and well-documented issues with drug use.  She will also reflect on her grief following Whitney’s untimely death.

“Ultimately, Cissy will go behind the headlines to show the true, human side of this strong, successful yet complicated musical icon, capturing the dramatic depths and soaring range of an extraordinary woman, along with the pain and heartbreak of a grieving mother as she struggles with impossible loss,” the publisher announced.

The untitled memoir is scheduled to come out next February.

About Monté Delorian

Monté Delorian is a freelance music journalist and the creator of WATM ONLINE. Follow him on Twitter @MonteDelorian. Email him at monte[at]watmonline.com

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