This is a very touching story told from a mother's perspective. I was surprised at how much information Mrs. Houston shared in the book about her daughter; she held nothing back. I have much respect for Mrs. Houston and I am still sorry for her loss.
The class contained in Cissy's written word. She told what appeared to be the TRUE story about her beloved daughter which was really interesting: how she was raised, how her weaknesses (or feelings of inadequacy?) perhaps led to her drug use. Coming from a middle class working home with 2 supporting parents, it's amazing how drug use became bad habits of all 3 children.
Hearing about her childhood days!
No, she was an excellent.
The entire book! I could barely put it down.
I recommend this book to others who loved Whitney Houston.
This is my first audiobook I have listened to and the experience was remarkable. The emotion expressed made me feel like I was listening to Mrs Cissy Houston describe her life with her family and her remarkably gfted daughter.
The entire Houston family played a pivotal role in the entire book.
"I listen to learn"!
This book really gave me a look into the life of Cissy Houston, which then gave me a different perspective about Whitney. It is truly written from the heart, with no regrets or excuses. I really enjoyed it.
J.F., CA. I am a voracious "bookaholic" who enjoys many different genres. I am often listening to/reading multiple books at the same time.
A very balanced and well written account of a mother's loving yet candid view of her daughter's life.
This is not the type of book where one ends up having a favorite character. Cissy, Whitney and all the people Cissy wrote about are viewed objectively. The listener does not even leave disliking Bobby Brown. The listener is able to remain detached and learn more about Whitney, which is the point of listening to the audiobook.
Robin Miles is simply the best. Her narration is always suited to whatever she narrates. Although she did not try to mimic Cissy's voice or speech pattern, she captured all the nuances and emotions intended.
Yes.... it captured my attention from start to finish.
You definitely will not be disappointed. Whitney had a disease called addiction that she just was not able to overcome. Cissy never made excuses for Whitney, she merely told her story. It seems Whitney started dabbling in drugs at a time when entertainers did not realize the potential negative effects.