News: Unofficial Bobby Brown Biography Hits Shelves, Author Tells Why Singer Backed Out Of Deal

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2008 1:06PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

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Bobby Brown's unofficial biography hit bookshelves across the nation today (December 9) and spills the beans on the singers drug habit and his tumultuous relationship with wife Whitney Houston.
Showcasing the front man of the iconic 1980's R&B group New Edition, author Derrick Handspike explores controversial topics like Brown's near fatal drug overdoses and his battle with drug addiction.

The book also reveals the story behind his departure from the iconic boy band and what really went down with his marriage to Whitney Houston.

Despite working for nearly a year with Brown to complete the published text, Handspike wrote in the book's foreword about complications that forced the singer to leave the project, which forced the publisher to turn it into an unofficial biography.

"Somewhere between the completion of the book and the media blitz -- it seemed as though Bobby got cold feet and started to procrastinate on our final agreement," Handspike wrote. "I think this left a bad taste in Bobby's mouth about going forward with the project."

With attention from media outlets like The New York Post, Brown removed his consent but allowed his words to remain published and move forward.

The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But... is currently available in bookstores.

[For more on what's going on with your favorite R&B singers peep SOHH Soulful]

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