Cissy Houston Writing Whitney Houston Tell-All Book

By Kate Callahan

Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston, is looking for publishers for her tell-all book about her daughter. “It’s going to be the bad, it’s going to be the good,” says Houston of the book. The New York Times reported that Ms. Houston met with publishers at the St. Regis Hotel in New York this week to discuss publishing deals for the book. 

Whitney Houston’s Mother Cissy Houston Gives First Interview

Depending on how candid Ms. Houston is when describing Whitney’s past issues with her marriage and drug abuse, publishers expect that she can sign a book deal worth at least seven figures. Ms. Houston is not attempting to profit from her daughter’s death, but plans on putting an end to any rumors that have been circulating about Whitney for the past few months. According to one of the publishing executives Houston met with, she said “there are so many lies out there and I want to dispel all of those lies.”

Cissy Houston wrote her own memoir back in 1998 titled “How Sweet the Sound” that documented her own upbringing and her experiences as a young gospel singer. Ms. Houston plans to use a ghostwriter for her revealing Whitney memoir. Her book will not be the first book published about Whiney since her death. BeBe Winans, gospel singer and long-time friend of Whitney, penned a book of personal stories and anecdotes about her relationship with Houston titled “The Whitney I Knew” which is expected to be released in July this year.