Cissy Houston to Pen Memoir About Late Daughter

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On the heels of Lifetime announcing an upcoming reality show focusing on Whitney Houston's family, we can now confirm that the late singer's mother will be penning a memoir about her iconic daughter's life.

Cissy Houston has agreed to a deal with HarperCollins, E! News reports, and will release the book in February 2013.

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"When I lost my daughter Nippy, the world lost one of the most beautiful voices and an extraordinarily beautiful and charitable woman," Cissy said in a statement. "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."

Adds HarperCollins, in a statement released to The Washington Post:

"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."


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