A Song for You - Robyn Crawford

A Song for You

By Robyn Crawford

  • Release Date: 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 253 Ratings

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The New York Times Bestseller!

After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story.

Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known. She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the charts and capturing the hearts of fans around the world. One person was there by her side through it all—her best friend, Robyn Crawford.

Since Whitney’s death in 2012, Robyn has stayed out of the limelight and held the great joys, wild adventures, and hard truths of her life with Whitney close to her heart. Now, for the first time ever, Crawford opens up in her memoir, A Song for You.

With warmth, candor, and an impressive recall of detail, Robyn describes the two meeting as teenagers in the 1980s, and how their lives and friendship evolved as Whitney recorded her first album and Robyn pursued her promising Division I basketball career. Together during countless sold-out world tours, behind the scenes as hit after hit was recorded, through Whitney’s marriage and the birth of her daughter, the two navigated often challenging families, great loves, and painful losses, always supporting each other with laughter and friendship.
Deeply personal and heartfelt, A Song for You is the vital, honest, and previously untold story that provides an understanding of the complex life of Whitney Houston. Finally, the person who knew her best sets the record straight.


  • Robyn Smith: A song for you!

    By Jharp51
    I think Robyn's book is the most honest book to come out about Whitney. Robyn was unselfish to a fault with a very tender heart, and above all she is incredibly smart and very driven. This is by far the best Whitney book I have read by far. Although I have read Bobby Brown's book and at the time thought he was a nice guy. He claimed to never hit women are took a penny from Whitney, all I can say he was a legend in his own mind. Robyn gives more so much more detail into the real Whitney and we get to see the side of the entertainment industry. She discovered Silvia, was a big part of Whitney's success that she doesn't give herself enough credit for. I loved this book and fell in love with Robyn the person she was and is. So happy she has gone on to have real love with Lisa and her children.
  • Robyn from Dennis Stewart

    By Dennis Stewart
    Thank you so much for your first hand insight on the GREAT Whitney Houston!!!! Thank you for allowing me in your lives and I just want you to know how great of a friend you were to Whitney!!!! Robyn you’ve written this book with the Spirit of Excellence and I know Whitney would have given this 5 stars!!! I’ve been a fan of Whitney since 1985 and always will be a devoted fan but I never had the chance to meet her!!!! If you are ever in a little town called Alexandria, Louisiana please look me up!!! I am a middle school Principal who would love to meet the next best person to our Whitney Houston and that’s Robyn Crawford who was Nippy’s REAL TRUE Friend!!! Thank you again Robyn for having the true heart of Christ to neglect yourself for your friend all those years regardless of how bad it got you remained the same with Whitney!!! Robyn Crawford I have no more questions after reading your book but would LOVE to meet you in person to shake your hand and to give you the biggest hug from a true fan of Nipps and now a true fan of yours!!!! Be Blessed
  • Must Read!!!

    By T-y T-y
    I enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end. Very well written and gives you a sincere view of Robyn’s life with Whitney. “I thought we had time...” 😔😢
  • Amazing

    By Fed Up& Disgusted
    I never once thought that Robyn would have trashed her best friend and she did not as some may think. It’s a very personal and insightful story about Robyn and her best friend, Whitney. I’m glad Robyn told her story.
  • Very moving

    By Akrimay
    I grew up listening to Whitney & her death affected me very much. 7 yrs later I miss her & suspect I always will. I had my doubts about this book & Robyn’s intentions. That all changed once I started reading it. I understand why she wrote it & I’m very happy she did. It’s very moving & honest & we get an insight into the kind of person Whitney was. Her light was extinguished too soon, but she was lucky to have had Robyn there to love her unconditionally. We should all be so lucky. Thanks Robyn.
  • Worth the read

    By IsabelleVan
    I read this book in 2 days. I laughed, I cried, and importantly, I ached for someone I don’t even know. At first I questioned the reason for this book. Once I read the first chapter or two, it was clear that this story needed to be shared immediately. I look at Whitney Houston as more than a singer who battled love, and addiction. I look at her as someone with an incredible gift, and a huge heart, who unfortunately relied on people who could not give her the love she needed. This was a loving and honest depiction of her life, and I’m happy that Robyn shared this with us.
  • Hell to the Nah

    By truthwish
    I see too many people complaining about not being able to download the book..Thanks for the heads up.Im on a budget,aint nobody got time for waisting money..
  • Beautiful

    By R.j.lw
    The book details her life with Whitney Houston and also her own.Never once in the book does she try to tear anyone down or spill ‘’juicy details’’.She actually tells the story of the years she spent with Whitney and how everything went down in the end.In the end we all have imperfections and nobody is perfect no matter how talented or beautiful.R.I.P Whitney The voice Houston.Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.
  • A song for you

    By Mrs massey
    This is the second day in which the book has not downloaded. I want my money back
  • Insightful

    By Eddieclark02
    You never really know what’s going on behind the scenes. This was a good read, makes me wonder if she had more people in her corner looking after her instead of using her would she be alive today.