5.0 out of 5 stars Invitation to understand a crucial new chapter in the book of life, December 9, 2012

By Tom Albertsson – This review is from: What Really Killed Whitney Houston (Kindle Edition)

The story of Whitney Houston was magnified to the extreme in the relentless glare of the media, but the underlying drama can apply to all of us and to the best of us in one or more important life areas, as Judith and Jim explain in their new book. I was fortunate enough to find my way to Judith and Jim’s peerless teachings in 2010, and discovered that theirs was the only approach among the hundreds I had explored to date that was authentic, deep and wise enough to help me understand with compassion and then transcend with ease my own inner drama and move forward once again. This book is the perfect stand-alone introduction to Judith and Jim’s work. I felt like I had joined the interested few who were able to read a crucial new chapter in the book of life. If this new-found psychological literacy sounds like something that could benefit you and your loved ones, well, then I would urge you to go for it. Judith and Jim’s new book is here for you, too, to read, digest and learn from.

5.0 out of 5 stars Spot On!, December 8, 2012

By Kelly A. Cline – This review is from: What Really Killed Whitney Houston (Kindle Edition)

Just goes to show you that even with super talent, we can’t outrun all our unconscious, unresolved experiences. Whitiney certainly tried, as many other’s have. With much sensitivity and respect, Judith and Jim have beautifully illustrated the painful yet inevitable series of events that led to the downward spiral of a superstar.

This is a must read for all of us, but especially those wrapped up in the idolization of our current star-crazed media. All is not what it appears to be. There were several opportunities for intervention, as Jim and Judith explore, and this book could literally be a life-saver for those willing to open their eyes and hearts to the harsh truths.

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Psychologcal Autopsy of a Star Extinguished Too Soon, December 7, 2012

By Dr. Signe A. Dayhoff “Social Effectiveness Guru” – This review is from: What Really Killed Whitney Houston (Kindle Edition)

To have looked at the beautiful, multi-talented “golden girl” Whitney Houston I could never have imagined the demons she was fighting in order to sing, survive, and thrive. On the surface she looked as if she had it all, but underneath she was so tormented and torn, sabotaging her every move because of her divided cultural and career loyalties. Drs. Sherven and Sniechowski have done an exquisite psychological autopsy on her and her life to reveal how Houston self-destructed because she could not reconcile her having a foot in both the black and white worlds but never feeling she belonged in either. If only she had sought help, she could still be with us today, caressing our ears with her wonderful voice. This book is also a heads up and guide for others who are grappling with similar identity issues. But you don’t have to be a star to experience the tortures she did. I heartily recommend this book to anyone having any difficulty with identity problems, mixed loyalties, and a fear of succeeding. I also recommend this to the general reading public because it is a real eye-opener about what hell life in the spotlight can be like without psychological support and help.


5 Out of 5 Stars by Adele Symonds

This is a really well written and clearly explained look at the reasons behind why Whitney Houston displayed certain destructive behaviours through her life and why the obvious causes of her death were not the actual root cause only the symptoms of her subconscious allegiance to beliefs held from her childhood.

We all have subconscious allegiances that form very early in life but these can be positive or negative, we can all learn something from Whitney Houston’s life through the clear way in which Judith and Jim have explained this process.

They offer life coaching which can help you to avoid falling into some of the traps that Whitney and others have succumbed to.

I do not want to go into detail as they explain this so much better than I could ever do in this book, so all I can say is get the book and learn something new about yourself through other people’s experience.

I give this book a 5/5 star rating as I found this concept extremely interesting and it was written and explained so clearly.