A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston Review

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.

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  • Roxane

    This is a searing indictment of the Houston family and the way they exploited and manipulated Whitney, enabled her addiction, drove a wedge between her and the love of her life, and only served themse...

  • Adesuwa

    I read this book in 6 hours. Contrary to popular beliefs this book is not a “tell-all” book. It’s a book about Robyns life, before and after she met Whitney Houston. And since Robyn met Whitney ...

  • Katie B

    I've always associated certain songs or artists with different different time periods in my life. Whitney Houston was a huge presence during my grade school years. I remember how excited I was the Chr...

  • Michelle

    "A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston" by Robyn Crawford is a truthful and bittersweet memoir of love and friendship, recalling the highs and lows of Houston's extraordinary rise to fame and f...

  • Book Reviews By Tara

    I didn’t write about this book immediately after reading it because I honestly didn’t know what I thought about it. After giving it time to sink in, I realize the reason I was so conflicted was be...

  • Jennie Damron

    Once I picked this book up I could not put it down. As a little girl I grew up listening to Whitney Houston and dancing to her music. She was so beautiful and poised. It never dawned on me how little ...

  • Samantha

    I just finished this book. All I have to say is— if you are one of the people saying things like “Why now?” or “She’s trying to make money off of a dead woman’s name!” or “Whitney isn...

  • Storme Reads A Lot

    This book is beautiful and sad. I don’t understand why everyone thinks this was a way to make money when it’s just an honest story.Whitney Houston was exploited by her family and some of her frien...

  • Gabriella

    Welp.........1. Loved her inclusion of different moments of musical history and song-based lessons she was a part of thanks to Whitney. 2. Robyn has an uncanny ability to use small experiences she rem...

  • Patricia

    I just wanna give Robyn a hug after this. I can’t imagine how brave it was to put it all in words, but I’m confident it is going to bring her the peace she deserves. I didn’t know anything about...