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After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story.
Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known. She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the charts and capturing the hearts of fans around the world. One person was there by her side through it all—her best friend, Robyn Crawford.
Since Whitney’s death in 2012, Robyn has stayed out of the limelight and held the great joys, wild adventures, and hard truths of her life with Whitney close to her heart. Now, for the first time ever, Crawford opens up in her new memoir, A Song for You.
With warmth, candor, and an impressive recall of detail, Robyn describes the two meeting as teenagers in the 1980s, and how their lives and friendship evolved as Whitney recorded her first album and Robyn pursued her promising Division I basketball career. Together during countless sold-out world tours, behind the scenes as hit after hit was recorded, through Whitney’s marriage and the birth of her daughter, the two navigated often challenging families, great loves, and painful losses, always supporting each other with laughter and friendship.
Deeply personal and heartfelt, A Song for You is the vital, honest, and previously untold story that provides an understanding of the complex life of Whitney Houston. Finally, the person who knew her best sets the record straight.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This revealingly honest memoir is both eye-opening and heartbreaking. Robyn Crawford met Whitney Houston in 1980, when they were both still in their teens. The young women’s friendship quickly developed into an emotional and physical closeness that they tried to keep secret. Though their romantic relationship ended just before Whitney became a global superstar, Crawford—who remained the singer’s best friend and creative director—had a firsthand view of her friend’s rocketing ascent as well as her brutal path toward self-destruction. She offers personal insights into exactly why Houston tragically descended into a world of addiction, abuse, and lies, and delivers a scathing indictment against those who cared more about Houston’s fame than her well-being. Above all, A Song for You is a loving tribute to a lost friend—and a reminder that learning to own your truth can be a matter of life or death.
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Robyn from Dennis Stewart
Thank you so much for your first hand insight on the GREAT Whitney Houston!!!! Thank you for allowing me in your lives and I just want you to know how great of a friend you were to Whitney!!!! Robyn you’ve written this book with the Spirit of Excellence and I know Whitney would have given this 5 stars!!! I’ve been a fan of Whitney since 1985 and always will be a devoted fan but I never had the chance to meet her!!!! If you are ever in a little town called Alexandria, Louisiana please look me up!!! I am a middle school Principal who would love to meet the next best person to our Whitney Houston and that’s Robyn Crawford who was Nippy’s REAL TRUE Friend!!! Thank you again Robyn for having the true heart of Christ to neglect yourself for your friend all those years regardless of how bad it got you remained the same with Whitney!!! Robyn Crawford I have no more questions after reading your book but would LOVE to meet you in person to shake your hand and to give you the biggest hug from a true fan of Nipps and now a true fan of yours!!!! Be Blessed
I enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end. Very well written and gives you a sincere view of Robyn’s life with Whitney. “I thought we had time...” 😔😢
I never once thought that Robyn would have trashed her best friend and she did not as some may think. It’s a very personal and insightful story about Robyn and her best friend, Whitney. I’m glad Robyn told her story.