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By Cissy Houston

Sincere and heartbreaking, a mother's tale of tears, pleasure, and her maximum love of all--her daughter, Whitney

On the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards, the realm realized of a gorgeous tragedy: Whitney Houston, undoubtedly some of the most outstanding and strong voices in all of track, have been silenced without end. Over the weeks and months that undefined, relatives, associates, and lovers alike attempted to appreciate how this kind of superb expertise and gorgeous soul might have been taken so early and so without warning. Glamorous and approachable, alluring and candy, Whitney had in the past received the hearts of the USA, yet lately her tumultuous own lifestyles had grabbed as many headlines as her hovering vocal abilities. Her unexpected demise left in the back of not just a legacy of brilliance, but in addition painful questions with out effortless answers.

Now, for the 1st time, the cherished superstar's mom, Cissy Houston--a gospel legend in her personal right--relates the whole, amazing scope of the pop icon's existence and profession. From Whitney's earliest days making a song within the church choir to her swift ascent to the pinnacles of track stardom, from her string of number 1 hits to her topping the Hollywood field place of work, Cissy recounts her daughter's trip to turning into probably the most well known and profitable artists of all time. surroundings the list directly, Cissy additionally speaks candidly approximately Whitney's struggles within the limelight, revealing the reality approximately her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown, her public makes an attempt to regain her celebrated voice, and the conflict with medicinal drugs that eventually proved too much.

In this poignant and soft tribute to her "Nippy," Cissy summons all her energy to bare not just Whitney the famous person, but additionally Whitney as a candy lady, a bright-eyed younger girl, and a deeply being concerned mom. entire with never-before-seen relations images, Remembering Whitney is an intimate, heartfelt portrait of 1 of our so much respected artists, from the girl who loved her so much.

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As a student teacher, I was given some of the roughest classes, the remedial groups who were told to take drama as a way of not having them in another lesson that they would disrupt. There was very little I could actually teach, and my main job was just to keep them in the room by whatever means possible. For one group, I had a lesson plan that somehow involved post offices (don’t ask), in which they had to set up a post office for themselves. I knew this class and I knew it was going to be tough.

I went back upstairs. Still empty cot. I’m now not just looking for the baby, but looking for evidence that we’ve even had a baby. Perhaps there simply was no baby, and if I asked Ade where the baby was, he would look at me the way they looked at Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight. I went back to our bedroom and sat on the bed. As I did so, I put my hand on the duvet at the very end of the bed and felt a small lump. I pulled the duvet away and there she was. Freya. Asleep. Perfectly alive and happy and asleep.

I went back upstairs. Still empty cot. I’m now not just looking for the baby, but looking for evidence that we’ve even had a baby. Perhaps there simply was no baby, and if I asked Ade where the baby was, he would look at me the way they looked at Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight. I went back to our bedroom and sat on the bed. As I did so, I put my hand on the duvet at the very end of the bed and felt a small lump. I pulled the duvet away and there she was. Freya. Asleep. Perfectly alive and happy and asleep.

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