Cissy Houston Writing Memoir on Daughter Whitney

Book scheduled for February 2013 release

June 5, 2012 2:40 PM ET
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Cissy and Whitney Houston arrive at Keep A Child Alive's Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
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HarperCollins has announced that Cissy Houston is writing a memoir on the life of her Grammy Award-winning daughter Whitney. Cissy Houston has a deal with the publisher for the "unabridged and unbelievable" story that's scheduled for a February 2013 release.

"When I lost my daughter Nippy [Whitney Houston's nickname], the world lost one of the most beautiful voices and an extraordinarily beautiful and charitable woman," said Houston 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 . . . I hope reading this book will provide a deeper understanding into my daughter's true story."

Just last month, Houston's family, including Cissy, landed a Lifetime reality series titled The Houston Family Chronicles, set to air later this year. Whitney Houston died on February 11th in Beverly Hills, California. She was 48.

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