Thank you Bebe!
The honsety in the fact that he did not approve of Bobby Brown...not as a person, but as a match for Whitney. Not because Bobby was "a bad person" , he was just not the one for her. No ill words were spoken of Bobby as many in the media have portrayed him to be the root cause of her demise-NOT SO.
He seemed to be "reading". It wasn't a nature tone, no nature flow in his voice. I think it may have been the inexperience, not so sure how many narrations he's done (no disrespect intended).
It made me sad. It made me feel sorry for Whitney. It also gave much clearer picture of the "industry" and how it has corrupted many young innocent talents. Also, how they can be mismanaged and damaged. Bebe made that very clear for me, and that is sad.
I did enjoy the book. It gave a human side to "The Whitney Houston Story". A side that many may not hear as I have not heard anything like it since her death. I appreciate this book because it does not portray Whitney to be a Saint who had no issues, but it does portray her to be a human. A human who did what humans do when they have situations arise in their life...make choices/decisions. Some choices were good some not so good just like the rest of us. And just like the rest of us for those choices there was a price to pay. At the end of the day, she was beautiful, and had a loving and giving heart . That is what I have chosen to take from this book. If you are a Houston fan, this is definetly an encouraging book for you. If you are not a fan, be ready to accept what I consider to be a thought provoking look at a dynamic young lady who made choices that determined her future and was led astray ONLY BY HERSELF and her decisions... not Bobby Borwn as many have tried to solicit. Very illuminating
Initially it starts out about dating which was less interesting because I'm already married...glad I didn't turn it in there. I can honestly say after listening to this book I have a new outlook on my husband and my marriage. Didn't see that coming. Steve really opens up about the realities and expectations of women and the mind set about them (from a mans perspective). IT ALL JUST MAKES SENSE! For those who are seeking a partner-this is definetly something you need to read...for those who already have one...we may have missed the boat in the beginning but there is still hope!
Again, this is a must read for all women. I was also very pleased that there was no profanity.
This was a very "nice" book. I understand the logic behind it totally-however, I thought it was a book about Robin and her Mom. It more centered around her Moms story, which made good sense. It was a very inspirational story of someone who learned at an early age to work hard, be grateful and you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you and a good family. Loved the hymns at the end.
Not quite what I was looking for, but I did enjoy it.
This was a nice book. I enjoyed hearing how his life has changed dramatically through the things he has suffered at his own hand; however, I feel like he stayed away from the "things he did". I understand that may have been deliberate in an effort to focus on the restoration of Michael versus the mistakes. I would really like to have known more about the trouble to appreciate the triumph even more. None the less, it was a good book with many life lessons. Certanly something I would recommend.
Bishop jakes has an elequant speech that can sometimes leaving you saying; "what"? But his insite is priceless. Really enjoyed the book overall. Forgiveness is nigh!
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.
Loved this book. Read by Vanessa and Mom so you can really feel all the emotions throughout the story. Very telling and candid. I loved the openess. You will hear many things that may surprise you. I was exceptionally impressed with this TELL ALL! You must buy!
I always appreciate the reading by the author so thats a plus. Not exactly what i expected but it was a good book. i got lost in it alittle but i looked at a few of his interviews and then it all made sense. Pretty good read if this subject interests you, I didn't return it.
This book was outstanding. They could not have picked a better person to do the voice read. He made it feel the way it did. A little cussing in it which is not my preference but I do understand that. It wasn't overwhelming. Very insightful, full of "behind the scenes" information. I really enjoyed it.The book showed that more than sports skill-Shaq is also an educated business man-an important lesson. Great book for young people (although be ware of a few cuss words). Even if your not a Shaquille O'Neal fan you will enjoy this book alot.
One of the best
Finding out the beginning of this family, how it all started and that Phil was absent in the beginning from the family. By th eway he treats Mrs. "K" now on the show, I would never have believed that
When Korie talked about how the brothers all respected eachother and none of them can do what the other does-but they all do what they do well and thats what makes the company successful
Various moments, this is just a good feeling book and read wonderfully
I loved the way they transitioned between Korie and Willie. I love when books are read by the Authors, and this was especially nice since they transitioned back and forth
I probabaly would, although it was not as indepth as I'd have liked. A little more scripture and biblical parallels would be good.
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