Didn’t We Almost Have It All

In Defense of Whitney Houston


A candid exploration of the genius, shame, and celebrity of Whitney Houston a decade after her passing—now in paperback!


ISBN: 9781419752971 Category:

Gerrick Kennedy


In the decade since Whitney Houston’s passing, the world has mourned her death amid new revelations about her relationship to her Blackness, her sexuality, and her addictions. Didn’t We Almost Have It All is an exploration of Whitney’s life as a woman in the spotlight who often had to hide who she was. This is the story of Whitney’s whole life, told with grace and honesty.

Additional information

Weight 318 g
Dimensions 13.9 x 20.9 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 18 May 2023
Number of pages 316
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Brandy
Dimensions 13.9 x 20.9 cm
Weight 318 g


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Gerrick Kennedy is an award-winning journalist, cultural critic, and author based in Los Angeles. Kennedy is the author of Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap. His writing has appeared in GQ, WSJ. Magazine, NPR Music, Spin, Playboy, Teen Vogue, Shondaland, Cultured Magazine, Men’s Health, and the Los Angeles Times.