Monday, June 13, 2016
Every Little Step: My Story by Bobby Brown with Nick Chiles
I was a big New Edition fan and enjoyed Bobby Brown when he first broke away from NE and started his solo career. You couldn't tell me NOTHING bad about Bobby or NE back in the day! :) However. Bobby Brown went down a dubious and disturbing path and it should be interesting to get his perspective on the path his life has taken along with the tragedies that he has suffered. Are you interested in this one? Let me know. Here's some throwback music for you with my top three faves from Bobby Brown.
**There are some very interesting views on this one. Does Bobby Brown have the 'right' to a tell all book or should he have a seat and keep his mouth closed? I knew that people would have strong feeling about this one. I'm looking forward to seeing some reviews. Is this a tacky, greedy move on Brown's part or an attempt to tell his side of things? I don't think that anyone will think this is going to be a great read for the ages. I also don't believe this will be a big seller. Too many of us remember Whitney before and after Bobby. BUT I may read this one down the line if I get it for a song. Books like this one is about the same as watching a reality T.V. show, I can't pay real prices for ratchedness.
In Every Little Step, Brown will for the first time tell the full story of his life and set the record straight, particularly about his relationship with Whitney Houston.
Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past thirty years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip hop, as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career—especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel—garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top ten list, as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards. But Brown put his career on hold to be with the woman he loved—American music royalty Whitney Houston. The marriage between Brown and Houston was perhaps the most closely watched and talked about marriage of the 1990s—a pairing that obsessed the public and the gossip industry. Now, for the first time, the world will be able to hear the truth from the mouth of America’s “bad boy” himself. Raw and powerful, Every Little Step 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.
On the process of writing this book, Bobby says, “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.”