According to the New York Times, Cissy Houston, mother of legendary singer Whitney Houston, has been meeting with publishers to write a book about her daughter’s life and untimely death.
Houston, who died unexpectedly in February, publically struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years. Although many thought she had conquered her demons, an autopsy revealed her death was directly related to her long-term substance abuse problems.
Cissy Houston has pitched her book to publishers as the “the real and definitive” book about Whitney’s life, and has promised not to hold back on any of the details.
“It’s going to be the bad, it’s going to be the good,” Mrs. Houston told one publisher.
Along with telling the whole story about her daughter’s life, Mrs. Houston also told publishers she wanted to combat some of the lies that have circulated after Whitney’s death.
If picked up by a publisher, Mrs. Houston’s book won’t be the only one published about the late singer. Close family friend Bebe Winans is also working on a book entitled, “The Whitney I Knew.”