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Publisher's Summary

Honest and heartbreaking, a mother's story of tears, joy, and her greatest love of all: her daughter, Whitney
On the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards, the world learned of a stunning tragedy: Whitney Houston, unquestionably one of the most remarkable and powerful voices in all of music, had been silenced forever. Over the weeks and months that followed, family, friends, and fans alike tried to understand how such a magnificent talent and beautiful soul could have been taken so early and so unexpectedly. Glamorous and approachable, captivating and sweet, Whitney had long ago won the hearts of America, but in recent years her tumultuous personal life had grabbed as many headlines as her soaring vocal talents. Her sudden death left behind not only a legacy of brilliance, but also painful questions with no easy answers.
Now, for the first time, the beloved superstar's mother, Cissy Houston—a gospel legend in her own right—relates the full, astonishing scope of the pop icon's life and career. From Whitney's earliest days singing in the church choir to her rapid ascent to the pinnacles of music stardom, from her string of number-one hits to her topping the Hollywood box office, Cissy recounts her daughter's journey to becoming one of the most popular and successful artists of all time. Setting the record straight, Cissy also speaks candidly about Whitney's struggles in the limelight, revealing the truth about her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown, her public attempts to regain her celebrated voice, and the battle with drugs that ultimately proved too much.
In this poignant and tender tribute to her "Nippy", Cissy summons all her strength to reveal not only Whitney the superstar, but also Whitney as a sweet girl, a bright-eyed young woman, and a deeply caring mother. Complete with never-before-seen family photographs, Remembering Whitney is an intimate, heartfelt portrait of one of our most revered artists, from the woman who cherished her most.
©2013 Cissy Houston. Foreword copyright 2013 by Dionne Warwick (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kimberly Davis on 04-20-14

Nobody Knows Whitney Better Than Mama

If you could sum up Remembering Whitney in three words, what would they be?

Sad, Eye Opening, Closure.

What other book might you compare Remembering Whitney to and why?

I don't compare this to any other book. It was Cissy's Story and obviously we needed to learn who NIPPY was

Which scene was your favorite?

The Funeral was my favorite scene.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me love NIPPY more than Whitney. It did make me cry.

Any additional comments?

If you want to really know Nippy as opposed to the persona of Whitney Houston I suggest you listen to this will give you compassion of the True Story of this great Artist....gone to soon ....or perhaps it was her time to go and finally rest.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Valarie on 09-21-13


What did you love best about Remembering Whitney?

The narrator made you feel like Cissy was telling the story of her life.

What could Cissy Houston have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Absolutely nothing.

Which scene was your favorite?

All of them.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

God rest her soul, I believe she is soaring now with no weaknesses.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gabrielle genus on 05-15-18

unflinching look at the life of Whitney Houston

Great book! I literally finished it in 2 days. It provides a background to who Whitney was and where she came from. I thank Cissy for her honesty, it can't have been easy for such a private woman to reveal this much about something so painful. If you're a Whitney/ Cissy fan then this is a must read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-06-18

great book a little slow on Whitney at 1st lol xx

brilliant listen.. a little slow on Whitney 1st cupl chapters but cissy done great with this..i would love to hear about Robyn and Whitney's life 2gatber but Robyn cared to much to share..loved loved loved it 5☆

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