Bobby Brown to Publish ‘Raw’ Memoir on Music, Whitney + Bobbi Kristina
Bobby Brown has experienced enough career success and personal tragedy to fill several lifetimes, and he'll open up about both in an upcoming autobiography.
The book is titled My Prerogative — because how could it not be? — and it will detail his rise to '90s solo success following his entry into fame as a lead member of Boston boy band New Edition. He'll also open up about his often-fraught marriage to his ex-wife, the late Whitney Houston, according to The Associated Press. The couple's misadventures were portrayed on a Bravo reality show, Being Bobby Brown, which ended after one season when Houston wouldn't agree to a second.
My Prerogative will be published by Dey Street Books, who call the project "raw and unvarnished." Bobby inked the deal before the July 2015 death of his only daughter with Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, but he started writing it afterward. "Right after I signed on to write my story, I went through one of the most agonizing traumas I had ever experienced with the death of my daughter," Brown said in a statement (quotes via AP).
"But I was surprised by how therapeutic it was to work on this project, to look at the entire arc of my life and to realize that although there has been considerable pain, I have also been incredibly blessed," Brown continued.
"I hope my fans and other readers of this book will be entertained by this trip into the crazy, exciting, fascinating world of Bobby Brown. And I hope they will feel that I have been as honest and open with them in these pages as I have tried to be my entire life."
My Prerogative is set for a June 2016 release, and it's co-written with author Nick Chiles. Will you be thumbing through a copy?
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