Shortly after Whitney Houston passed away in February, speculation began that her mother, Cissy Houston, was writing a book on her daughter’s life. Now, Mrs. Houston has confirmed that she will in fact release a memoir about Whitney.
The book will be published by Harper Collins and is scheduled to be released next February. In a press release, Cissy explained that she hopes to get the truth out about Whitney by writing the book.
“When I lost my daughter Nippy, the world lost one of the most beautiful voices and an extraordinarily beautiful and charitable woman.
“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 Harper Collins, Cissy will touch on Whitney’s struggle with drugs, her marriage to Bobby Brown, and the own grief she has experienced since losing her daughter.
“She will tell the unabridged and unbelievable story of her daughter’s life as well as her own, addressing Whitney’s brightest and darkest moments while helping fans around the world understand the complexities of this extraordinary star who died much too soon.
“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.”
Cissy and the Houston family (including Whitney’s brother Gary, sister-in-law Pat, and daughter Bobbi Kristina) recently signed on to have their lives documented for an upcoming reality series set to air on Lifetime.