Remembering Whitney: A Mother’s Story of Life, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped by Cissy Houston
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It is hard to rate a book like this- a grieving mom retelling her memories of her now deceased child. First let me say that I was annoyed by the grammatical errors in the book…. I hate that writing and editing isn’t taken more seriously nowadays.
There were so many things that I did not know about Whitney Houston, but this book did not give a lot of insight into her per se. It was a book about Cissy Houston- about her willful ignorance about her daughter’s drug use, about her choice to miss out on some of her daughter’s most important performances, and about her lack of knowledge about how to deal with difficult situations. While I totally respect that Ms. Houston is a mom struggling to come to terms with her daughter’s passing (I have seen my own mother do the same after my sister’s death), I found myself shaking my head in disbelief that a mom would not intervene before it became so bad. Her excuses for not acknowledging the issues (“she told me not worry”) are