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    Cissy Houston Penning Memoir About Daughter Whitney Houston's Life

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    The life of Whitney Houston will be printed for all to remember, thanks to her mother.

    Cissy Houston has a deal with HarperCollins for to write a memoir about her Grammy-award winning daughter who passed away in February at age 48, which is expected to be put together with "candor, honesty and respect."

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    "She will tell the unabridged and unbelievable story of her daughter's life as well as her own, addressing Whitney's brightest and darkest moments while helping fans around the world understand the complexities of this extraordinary star who died much too soon," the publisher said in a statement. "Ultimately, Cissy will go behind the headlines to show the true, human side of this strong, successful yet complicated musical icon, capturing the dramatic depths and soaring range of an extraordinary woman, along with the pain and heartbreak of a grieving mother as she struggles with impossible loss."

    Cissy Houston said in a statement released by HarperCollins, "When I lost my daughter Nippy, the world lost one of the most beautiful voices and an extraordinarily beautiful and charitable woman. In sharing our story in this book, I hope to give her fans something to treasure, the way we all treasured Whitney. 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."

    The yet-to-be titled book is scheduled to be released next February.

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