Whitney Houston!: The Spectacular Rise and Tragic Fall of the Woman Whose Voice Inspired a Generation

Front Cover
Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 222 pages
1 Review
Whitney Houston (1963-2012) was a superstar. Few in the world of show business reach the career heights that she attained with what seemed such ease. Her megastardom peaked in 1992 with the release of the hit movie The Bodyguard and the international Number One hit "I Will Always Love You." The movie soundtrack still stands as one of the bestselling albums of all time. She won six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, thirty Billboard Music Awards, and twenty-two American Music Awards, and amassed a vast fortune. Her death has shocked the entertainment world and her fans.

Whitney Houston! traces the life of this American icon. Here is her childhood in Newark, New Jersey, growing up in a family with a strong musical legacy. Her mother, Cissy, sang professionally with such stars as Aretha Franklin. Her cousin was Dionne Warwick. Share the joy as Whitney signs with Arista Records and the legendary Clive Davis and becomes an international star. Here superstar biographer Mark Bego offers a unique look at her family and immense talent, the secrets behind her years of erratic behavior, the truth about her tumultuous marriage to bad boy Bobby Brown, her mother's desperate attempt to control her, her dynamic final film role in Sparkle (which will be released posthumously), and the events that led up to her tragic death.

Whitney Houston! will stand as a singular tribute to, and a revealing look at, one of the great superstars of our time.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I must say reading about Whitney Houston was very pleased but somewhat very emotional because I thought I knew everything about her by what I saw on television. I was wrong.but her life was so excited and her career family friends church family and her whole legions of fans will surely miss her beautiful face.we all are human.Simmonejoyette  

Contents

A Charmed Childhood
17
Enter Clive Davis
33
The Glamorous Life
53
One Tough Diva
75
Life as a Movie Star
97
It Begins to Unravel
115
Whatchulookinat?
145
Whitney Her Dramatic Fall
167
Like I Never Left
181
Heartbreak Hotel
197
Awards
213
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Mark Bego has been called "The Number One Bestselling PopBiographer" by Publishers Weekly, and has been referred to in thepress as "The Prince of Pop Music Bios." He is the author of fiftyeightpublished books on rock & roll and show business. With overten million copies of his books in print, Mark Bego has written twoNew York Times bestselling books and a Chicago Tribune bestseller.He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Bibliographic information