Grief is a hard thing to cope with and we all do it differently. But sometimes I worry about Whitney Houston’s family. First there was that of a reality series featuring many family memebers, now Cissy Houston has announced plans to write a book. According to The Hollywood Reporter the late singer’s mother has signed a deal with Harper Collins—and it’s coming out next February (for those of you who don’t that’s a quick turnaround in the world of books). That means it will hit the shelves (or our Kindle’s) about a year after the singer died. Is that a good or bad thing? Here’s what Mrs. Houston had to say about her decision, according to the Associated Press:
“In sharing our story in this book, I hope to give her fans something to treasure, the way we all treasured Whitney,” she said. “We are still receiving thousands of letters each day from her fans, and I hope reading this book will provide a deeper understanding into my daughter’s true story,” continued Houston.
I am sure that Cissy Houston will put her heart and soul into this book, however, this is a lot to put yourself through when you’re still mourning. But perhaps she looks at this as a way to practical way to celebrate her child. Although I never read Joan Didion’s “The Year of Magical Thinking,” which was written after her husband’s death, I thought her brave to share such an intensely personal experience. Maybe Cissy Houston wants to do the same and allow her daughter’s fans to share in their mourning. So maybe I shouldn’t be worried after all….we’ll I am still concerned about this reality series.Read Also