Bobby Brown is prepping for the release of his first memoir, My Prerogative, chronicling the ups and downs of his life, from his days as the bad boy of R&B to his marriage with Whitney Houston.
Following the death of Houston and their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby picked up the project to give fans a look into his “crazy, exciting, fascinating world.”
Publishing company Dey Street Books said, “We’re thrilled to be working with him as he opens up as never before about everything from his early days in the Boston projects, to his love affair with Whitney, to the heart-breaking death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, in what we know will be one of the most talked-about books of the season.” The book is set to be released June 2016.
Suggested Title: “Good Girl Gone Bad”
Duh. Rihanna’s memoirs will take us back to her Music Of The Sun days and show how (and why) she transitioned into the unapologetic bad gal she is today.
Suggested Title: “The Re-Education of Lauryn Hill”
Don’t expect a sequel or follow up book. Lauryn gives only one medium in a lifetime.
Suggested Title: “The 411”
Named after her most popular album, Mary J.’s memoir would essentially be a written compilation of her music and lyrics.
Suggested Title: “Nasty: Ms. Jackson’s Story”
The inside scoop of how little Penny from Good Times burst from behind the shadow of her brothers and become a bonafide sex symbol and diva.
Suggested Title: “Metamorphosis”
Because any Mariah Carey book must have a butterfly reference.
Suggested Title: “Denise’s Diary”
Why did Lisa Bonet disappear so often from The Cosby Show, A Different World and basically acting all together? Her memoirs will tell all.
Suggested Title: “Learning to Love Laverne”
Laverne Cox’s journey to womanhood starting in rural Alabama all the way to Litchfield Prison on Orange Is The New Black. We’d buy it.
Suggested Title: “Boss Life”
Tracee will share what it’s like to grow up under Diana Ross, The Boss and reveal how she became a star in her own right.
Suggested Title: “Hustle and Flow”
Named after the film that launched him into stardom, this memoir could be the lessons Terrence learned while coming up in the industry.
Suggested Title: “The Gospel According To Yeezus”
This would probably be just be one continuous sentence about how Kanye is a genius with a few heartwarming bits about his mom and daughter.
Suggested Title: “Gone With Wind Fabulous”
Again, duh. Kenya Moore’s memoirs will mostly be her talking about how much she loves herself. Why not? We could all use a little Kenya confidence.
Suggested Title: “Perspectives”
We’d love to see Melissa Harris-Perry’s monthly column in ESSENCE Magazine continued in a lengthy, uplifting memoir.
Suggested Title: “No Comment”
The tell-all about her life in the shadow of her famous husband, Bill Cosby, and how she death with the sexual assault scandal that just wouldn’t stop. Sounds like a must-read.
Suggested Title: “Lessons From Lake Minnetonka”
Learn the secret behind his flawless eyeliner application and how to pronounce the Love Symbol.
Suggested Title: “YOU Get A Memoir!!!”
Oprah Winfrey’s gift to you.
Suggested Title: “The Better Half”
This is the book we’ve been waiting for. We want to know all there is to know about Oprah’s right hand man.
Suggested Title: “Scandal”
The highs and lows of Columbus Short’s career in his own words.