At 46 years old, Bobby Brown has lived a hell of a life. From the highs of being a legendary R&B singer to the lows of losing his beloved ex-wife Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, he’s seen it all.
Now, he’s putting pen to paper to tell his story.
HarperCollins Publishers imprint Dey Street Books announced Tuesday it will release a new memoir from Brown titled “My Prerogative,” which will provide a “raw and unvarnished” account of his life. Brown said in a statement:
“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. 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. 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.”
Brown lost his daughter on July 26, nearly six months after the 22-year-old was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Atlanta-area home on Jan. 31. The tragedy came just three years after Houston was found dead in a bathtub in Beverly Hills in February 2012.
Dey Street Books says the memoir will tell the full story of Brown’s life and will set the record straight on his marriage to Houston.
“‘My Prerogative’ is the story of a man who has been on the top of the mountain and in the depths of the valley and who is now finally ready to talk about his career and family life, from the passion and the excess to his creative inspirations and massive musical success,” the publisher said in a statement.
Brown’s memoir is set to be released in June 2016.