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 candor 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.
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About the Author
Lisa Dickey has been a freelance ghostwriter and book doctor since 1997. She has helped write and edit fourteen nonfiction books, including seven New York Times bestsellers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Night the Music Stopped 3
Chapter 2 A Child of Newark 10
Chapter 3 The Gospel Truth 31
Chapter 4 Sweet Inspirations 51
Chapter 5 Life on Dodd Street 73
Chapter 6 Training the Voice 96
Chapter 7 Separation 110
Chapter 8 Enter Clive Davis 127
Chapter 9 Fame 142
Chapter 10 Welcome Home Heroes 161
Chapter 11 The Bodyguard … and Bobby Brown 180
Chapter 12 "I Never Asked for this Madness" 195
Chapter 13 "I Know Him So Well" 213
Chapter 14 A Very Bad Year 232
Chapter 15 Atlanta 253
Chapter 16 The Intervention 266
Chapter 17 The Comeback 279
Chapter 18 "I Look to You" 294
Chapter 19 Bringing My Daughter Home 308
Selected Cissy Houston Discography 335
Selected Whitney Houston Discography 340