Cissy Houston: Cashing In on Daughter's Death?

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Cissy Houston has remained mostly quiet since the February death of her daughter, but it was announced earlier this month that the mother of Whitney Houston will be releasing a memoir about her child's life in early 2013.

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And this book deal with HarperCollins is now raising a number of questions, most notably: is Cissy simply looking to cash in? To exploit the nationwide grief over Whitney's passing?

After all, Houston left a majority of her fortune to 18-year old daughter Bobbi Kristina.

"She will try to come out looking like the world's greatest mom, when in actuality, she wasn't," a Whitney family insider tells TMZ.

What do you think? Is Cissy Houston simply seeking to profit from her daughter's death?


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