I want more pages to A Song For You by Robyn Crawford. I didn’t want to put it down from the moment I started reading.
Thoughts while reading A Song For You
These are not in any particular order but things that still resonate with me.
- Whitney Houston had a gift that moved us beyond words. What we got to experience as fans were deep and yet on the surface.
- Whitney and Robyn shared a special relationship that existed on levels that are deeper than any of us could ever understand. And because that relationship was special and not talked about, others were threatened by it.
- Whitney and Bobby Brown’s relationship was toxic on so many levels.
- Whitney and Eddie Murphy/ Whitney and Jermaine Jackson. Whew, chile!
- Whitney’s family was in denial of her issues.
- Whitney’s voice/gift basically survived despite her heavy use of drugs. I remember thinking this when I went to see the documentary in 2018. The one time that really stands out for me is the Michael Jackson tribute when she came out on stage looking like Skeletor.
- How does a talented and troubled woman die alone when surrounded by so many people? I’m with Robyn, I can’t believe everyone left her all alone while she was in the Beverly Hills hotel.
- Bobbi Kristina…sad.
- The funeral. I remember watching it on TV. I knew it would be filled with other celebrities but that Whitney would also get a homegoing service like no other. I do remember hearing from some reports that Bobby had issues at the funeral, which didn’t really surprise me. But I didn’t know that there were others.
- My skin got goosebumps reading how Robyn found out about Whitney Houston dying. I knew it was coming at some point in the book but was caught off guard and felt a deep pit in my stomach.
- I am glad Robyn took the time to write the book. It isn’t over the top or disrespectful. It is a peek into the life she shared with Whitney and the years surrounding it.
If you prefer an audiobook, you can get A Song For You and listen to it for yourself.
Books to read
I told myself that I would read one book a month for the next year and this was a perfect way to kick off my personal book of the month reading. Now the question is, what do I read next?
What book do you recommend I add to my reading list?