Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Following the tragic and sudden death of Whitney Houston, author James Robert Parish's updated biography takes a look at the amazing career of the superstar and her tumultuous life
Whitney Houston burst onto the international music scene in 1985 with her debut album, winning a Grammy Award for the single "Saving All My Love For You." After that, the acclaimed artist released only a limited amount of new material, yet her preeminence in the industry and her enormous popularity with music fans was unwavering. This comprehensive biography reflects on the extraordinary journey which took the controversial personality from a problematic childhood in a broken New Jersey home, to becoming the talented protegee of powerful Arista producer Clive Davis, to the height of her diva days mired with peculiar behavior and drug abuse. Parish explains how the shy, pretty young girl from a devoutly religious background turned into the subject of lurid tabloid gossip, much of it concerning her turbulent relationship with Bobby Brown, and pays tribute to her incredible talent and legacy.