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Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss and the Night the Music Stopped by Cissy Houston

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Staff Review by Dorinda Darden:
This is a poignant memoir of Whitney Houston, an iconic singer and superstar, as only her mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, could tell.  Cissy Houston recounts the joys, pains and tragic end of a life that was plagued by drugs but led by faith. In Whitney’s final performance the night before her death as she sang “Yes, Jesus Loves Me,” Whitney knew that no matter what, she had her faith.  Houston recounts the life of an extraordinary singer who at times just wanted to be “Nippy,” as she was known to family and friends, yet was destined to be a singer and had a passion to sing and bring joy to others.
If you enjoy Whitney’s music, I highly recommend this emotional and heartbreaking account of her carefree childhood, her quick rise to fame after she was discovered by music mogul Clive Davis at age 19, her tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, her love for her daughter Bobbi Kristina, and ultimately her struggles with drugs which led to her untimely death.  
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