Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy has signed a deal to write a book about her daughter, and it promises to be “unabridged and unbelievable.”
In a statement released by Harper Collins, Cissy says: “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 … 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.”
The publisher says Cissy Houston will write with “candor, honesty and respect” but also claims “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.”
Of course, the biggest question on the minds of many readers will be: just how much did she know about Whitney’s behavior, and how hard did the family try to stop it? Certainly, Whitney was an adult responsible for making her own decisions, but it will be interesting to she not just what Cissy says, but how unabridged she gets about who knew what and when.
The book is scheduled to come out next February.