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

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

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Overview


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.

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Editorial Reviews

Dolly Parton
“Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.”
Tony Bennett
“Whitney Houston was the greatest singer I’ve ever heard and she will be truly missed.”
Oprah Winfrey
“To me, Whitney was THE VOICE. We got to hear a part of God every time she sang.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620872574
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 419,540
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Bego has been called “The Number One Bestselling Pop
Biographer” by Publishers Weekly, and has been referred to in the press as “The Prince of Pop Music Bios.” He is the author of fiftyeight published books on rock & roll and show business. With over ten million copies of his books in print, Mark Bego has written two
New York Times bestselling books and a Chicago Tribune bestseller.
He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue: "Grammy Eve, Saturday, February 11, 2012" xi

Introduction: "Didn't She Used to Have It All?" xiii

Chapter 1 "Whitney's Famous Family" 1

Chapter 2 "A Charmed Childhood" 17

Chapter 3 "The Teenage Years" 25

Chapter 4 "Enter: Clive Davis" 33

Chapter 5 "Her Brilliant Career" 43

Chapter 6 "The Glamorous Life" 53

Chapter 7 "Conflicting Rumors" 63

Chapter 8 "One Tough Diva" 75

Chapter 9 "Bobby Brown and The Bodyguard" 81

Chapter 10 "Life as a Movie Star" 97

Chapter 11 "It Begins to Unravel" 115

Chapter 12 "I Fought the Law" 125

Chapter 13 "Whatchulookinat?" 145

Chapter 14 "Whitney: Her Dramatic Fall" 167

Chapter 15 "Like I Never Left" 181

Chapter 16 "Heartbreak Hotel" 197

Quote Sources 207

Whitney Houston: Discography 209

Awards 213

About the Author 221

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Awesome book

    Hi im Brianna im 10. This book is awesome read it.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    I

    I just wanna dance with somebody i wanna feel tje heat with sombody with somebody who loves me

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Help

    How many pages does it have i have a book report

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Good book, but wow!

    The material was pretty good, but there were too many errors!! The book, though redundant, was well- executed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Get an editor, PLEASE!

    This is a pretty good light into Whitney's life; good and bad. However, I was quite annoyed by all of the grammatical errors made throughout the entire book. Did the author not use an editor? At one point, he even called her I Look to You album I TURN to You.

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