Whitney and Bobbi Kristina

Whitney and Bobbi Kristina

The Deadly Price of Fame

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On January 31, 2015, Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of musical megastars Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta home. Harrowing rumors and accusations ensued, particularly around Bobbi Kristina's longtime boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who has been a part of the family since Whitney took him in as a teenager. But #1 New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist Ian Halperin takes the story much, much further--back to the early days of Whitney's career, exploring the devastating, self-destructive secrets that plagued the singer and led Whitney--and now her daughter--down a dark and dangerous road. Drawing on evidence from trusted Houston family members, friends, and other inside sources, Halperin paints a portrait of Bobbi Kristina's downward spiral following her mother's death, including drug abuse and abusive relationships. How did Bobbi Kristina end up facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub, almost exactly three years after her mother's mysterious death? What was her relationship with Nick Gordon really like? How did a childhood in the spotlight as the daughter of controversial pop royalty lead to her troubling fate? Halperin offers readers a fascinating and candid behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous world, personal demons, and never-before-told life of Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2015
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501120756
1501120751
9781501120749
1501120743
Branch Call Number: B HOUSTON
Characteristics: 298 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates ; 24 cm

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Oct 03, 2016

A sad and generally thoughtful account of the bright promise and tragic decline of pop goddess Whitney Houston, and the eerily similar fate of her daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Gossipy but not prurient, author Halperin is refreshingly direct in his examination of Houston's "longtime companion" relationship with Robyn Crawford and the correlation between their breakup--forced primarily by the homophobia of Whitney's parents, church, fans and the demands of the music industry--and Houston's emotional and physical disintegration culminating in her 2012 death by drowning.
As for daughter Bobbi Brown--sadly, she too was destined for self-destruction given the erratic, drug and alcohol-fueled irresponsibility of her parents.

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smichal
Oct 23, 2015

hastily thrown together. The topic is very interesting but the author was unable to interview any close friends/relatives. A lot of the content is based on twitter tweets, clips from TV shows, etc. It was pointless for him to try to join scientology or attend narcotics anonymous meetings or discuss his writings about michael jackson.

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