My friend Sophie gave me A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston as a gift so that I could further indulge in my love for Whitney Houston. It’s the memoir of Robyn Crawford, Whitney’s childhood friend, business partner, and lover. Their sexual relationship only lasted a short while while they were young adults, but they remained an intimate part of each other’s lives for the rest of time. Crawford tells the reader about their own childhood and then life with and after Whitney. It’s a heart-warming and heart-breaking read that covers race, class, the AIDs crisis, and so much more as well as a love that struggles with labels and intrusion. After decades of Crawford and Houston having their relationship invaded and prodded at by others, it’s wonderful to hear Crawford tell her story.
-Charlotte ‘Fozz’ Forrester