Whitney Houston's mother may write book about her daughter

Cissy Houston reportedly met with publishers about a book she would pen with a ghostwriter about Whitney Houston's life.

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Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's mother, says her book would 'dispel all of those lies.'

Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy Houston is reportedly shopping a possible book about her daughter to various publishers.

Cissy Houston had a meeting with representatives from publishing companies at the St. Regis Hotel in New York this week to discuss the book, which would be written using a ghostwriter.

“There are so many lies out there and I want to dispel all of those lies,” Cissy Houston said, according to a publishing executive who spoke with the New York Times. Those present in the meetings estimated the bidding for the book could go into the millions.

Judging from one of Cissy Houston’s comments, the book may not shy away from addressing her daughter’s personal problems.

“It’s going to be the bad, it’s going to be the good,” she told a publisher during the meeting, according to the New York Times.

However, two publishers told the New York Times that Cissy Houston didn’t appear to want to discuss the circumstances behind Whitney Houston’s death and her alleged problems with drugs during her life.

Molly Driscoll is a Monitor contributor.

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