Between the loss of both his wife and his daughter, Bobby Brown has been through the ringer over the last five years. But the New Edition singer has found what he is calling a therapeutic method of coping: writing.
“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 in a statement. “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 that 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.”
The book, co-written by journalist Nick Chiles, will chronicle the ups and downs of Brown’s tumultuous life, from his rise to stardom up through his marriage with Whitney Houston. Called “raw and unvarnished” by publisher Dey Street Books, the memoir will also honestly explain Brown’s run-ins with the law as well as his alcoholism and drug addiction.
The book has a tentative release date of June 2016.