A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston

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A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston

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Reading the book you get a sense of the deep love and admiration that Robyn felt for her friend, Whitney. I decided to read this book after all the doom and gloom going on in the world, I needed a book that had some humanity, love and a warm hug and that's exactly what I got with this book. Long after the two were married and had children, however, Crawford was still in danger of being sucked back in. It's hard to review and rate memoirs, because of their personal, unique nature, but this was one of the most moving memoirs I have ever read.

I couldn't understand how a woman who seemed to have it all, spoke so strongly about God would become so addicted to drugs, destroy her talent and fail in saving herself and her only child. This book is an author telling us about herself in attempts to regain the narrative of her life after decades of the media spreading lies about her. There was Houston's 1983 Merv Griffin Show appearance, where her mother thought the band needed to pick it up and so started conducting them herself. But more than that, as adults, levelheaded Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey) and feisty singer/actress C. Once a year or so, I fall down a serious Whitney Houston rabbit hole: rare tracks, YouTube videos, documentaries, articles… so reading Robyn Crawford’s memoir was a no-brainer.I loved her description of her very first time of officially hearing Whitney sing; that was truly beautiful. I didn’t have Whitney Houston on my resumé but at work, sometimes, people would say, ‘You used to work with Whitney, how was that? My take away from this book was deep down whitney didn't feel worthy of better relationships and sobriety. She really didn’t tell us anything that we didn’t already either know or assume and she knew Whitney MUCH LONGER than MOST. There’s no use in speculating about someone’s sexuality from the grave, but Robyn’s story surely feels like the “I fell for a straight girl” narrative, except over several decades as opposed to the usual semester in high school/college.

Whitney was surrounded by a lot of family but they ultimately used and abused her instead of keeping her grounded in a great foundation. Also greedy people who only care about how much money an Artist can make and how much of it they can grab from them without any thought for the Artist's wellbeing. The takeaway here is that Bobby Brown was the worst beard any queer person has ever masqueraded with.It is a strength of her book that it evokes with such clarity a different era of stardom – one in which singers like Houston, Michael Jackson and Madonna dominated fewer media outlets, and at a higher voltage, than stars in today’s atomised media. A Song for You ] is a story of becoming, of starting over and loving again, of healing in immeasurable ways that are both scarring yet beautiful. And since Robyn met Whitney in her teens, and was with her for 20 years, it is understandable that Whitney would be a part of her story.

Then ask yourself why Whitney was unbothered by the prospect of Robyn dating men, but was absolutely livid at the prospect of her dating other women. Their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, essentially was left to fend for herself while her parents were a mess and it is tragic she lost her life at such an early age.Through robyn's book you see whitney was essentially an addict in its fullest form - it is really sad. There was nothing Crawford could do but plead with her to stop and report her drug use to her mother.

Whitney, the fascinating 2018 documentary that unpacked much of the complexity behind Houston's pristine (until it wasn't) image, made clear that Crawford was a crucial person in the star's life, but Crawford declined to be interviewed for that film and thus remained an enigma. Sometimes when seeing family and loved ones heading down a path of destruction, you just have to step back and show tough love.

you tried it Sir—- I hollered at Robyn’s recant of Whitney’s description of him and his cheating ways. I think she slapped my face because she felt that I had done something, and she wanted me to know that I’d earned that slap. What is saddest to me is the way the people around her who seemingly loved her used and took advantage of her fame and wealth. I'm a Whitney Houston fan and it pained me to see her in the state she was in during her final years, particularly in the early 00's. The story told by Robyn Crawford in the pages of A Song For You, an account of her decades-long relationship with Whitney Houston is tender, moving and painful to read, the history of a friendship that is also a love story.

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