Bobby Brown Goes ‘Raw and Unvarnished’ in New Memoir

Singer says work on upcoming book “My Prerogative” has been “therapeutic” following the death of daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown

Last Updated: October 13, 2015 @ 12:37 PM

Bobby Brown is going to tell his story in print, in his own words.

Brown, the former husband of Whitney Houston and father of Bobbi Kristina Brown, has struck a deal with HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books to publish “My Prerogative,” which is billed as “a raw and unvarnished memoir.”

According to Dey Street Books, “My Prerogative” will explore both Brown’s musical success and his tumultuous personal life, which has included substance abuse, the 2012 death of Houston and the July death of Bobbi Kristina, six months after being found face-down and unresponsive in the bathtub of her Georgia home.

“Raw and powerful, ‘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.

The book goes on sale in June 2016.

Brown said that working on the book has been “therapeutic” for him, following the tragic loss of his daughter.

“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,” Brown said. “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.”

Bobby Brown‘s story is truly extraordinary,” Dey Street senior editor Denise Oswald added. “His music, both with New Edition and in his incredible solo career, defined an era, but his life — full of epic highs, wild romance, and crushing lows–has been the subject of endless speculation and debate.”