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A Song for You

My Life with Whitney Houston
Narrated by: Robyn Crawford
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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Interview: Robyn Crawford On Friendship And Love With Whitney Houston

People have their own feelings and thoughts... I just hope that they read [my book] with an open mind.

  • A Song for You
  • People have their own feelings and thoughts... I just hope that they read [my book] with an open mind.

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After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story.

Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known. She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the charts and capturing the hearts of fans around the world. One person was there by her side through it all - her best friend, Robyn Crawford.  

Since Whitney’s death in 2012, Robyn has stayed out of the limelight and held the great joys, wild adventures, and hard truths of her life with Whitney close to her heart. Now, for the first time ever, Crawford opens up in her new memoir, A Song for You.  

With warmth, candor, and an impressive recall of detail, Robyn describes the two meeting as teenagers in the 1980s, and how their lives and friendship evolved as Whitney recorded her first album and Robyn pursued her promising Division I basketball career. Together during countless sold-out world tours, behind the scenes as hit after hit was recorded, through Whitney’s marriage and the birth of her daughter, the two navigated often challenging families, great loves, and painful losses, always supporting each other with laughter and friendship.   

Deeply personal and heartfelt, A Song for You is the vital, honest, and previously untold story that provides an understanding of the complex life of Whitney Houston. Finally, the person who knew her best sets the record straight. 

©2019 Robyn Crawford (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Truth

First book that actually speaks the truth. Thank you Robyn for sharing your life with the beautiful Whitney.

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PHENOMENAL!

This story is jaw dropping! After all of the documentaries and movies made on the life of Whitney Houston, you think you heard it all, but this book gives even deeper insight! This is such a profound book. The storytelling is phenomenal! 5 STARS!

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Dignity&Grace!

This story is so beautiful and honors the memory of Whitney Houston. I listened throughout the course of 2 days and loved how like the great storytellers, you get to know and trust Robyn’s voice like that of a friend or family member.

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Excellent and touching book !

I enjoyed this book very much. I think the author did a superb job of sharing with the listener the life she shared with Whitney, without it becoming a “tacky” tell all.

Additionally, I think Ms. Crawford did an excellent job of narrating the book. She has a calming voice, without it being monotone.

An all-around good book that is narrated very well.

I am glad I purchased and listened to this book!

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Exceptional Read

OMG this book is so much better than all the movies that have been released. I have listened to Whitney since the 80's and consider myself a super fan. This book is awesome. I'm glad that Robin is the narrator. It makes the book feel more alive.

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Excellent listen!

I absolutely love this book. I have already begun recommending it to friends. It's good when the author reads the book. Her voice is great and her ability to draw the listener is is even better. I felt like I was right there with Robyn as she was speaking. If you're still on the fence, get off and buy it. You won't regret it!

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COULD NOT STOP LISTENING

This was a long-awaited, riveting story on so many levels. I found Robyn Crawford endearing, sincere, and a soul gifted with a remarkable ability to love genuinely and deeply. BRAVO, Robyn for courageously sharing your story.

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So far, So Good.

I'm all in! You can here the honesty, sincerity, and love in Robyn's voice. I did listen at 1.5x speed. However, it was not hard to listen at regular speed. I think I am so interested in the story that I want to hurry the book up. (LOL)

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thank you for sharing your story

you honored the great Whitney in a way nobody else could. love it so much. I'm sure she does too

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AMAZING!!¡!

what a wonderful friendship and and I love that this is a non bashing book of Whitney Houston she lets us all the way in I loved it a must listen ❤️