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The idea isn't new. Brown, 43, tried to sell a book about life with his superstar ex-wife several years ago, but none of the major publishers were interested at the time. But, not surprisingly, they're singing a different tune now that Houston is gone.
"Back in 2008, the interest in a book on Whitney Houston wasn't that great," a major publisher tells the Huffington Post. "Whitney had fallen off the radar back then ... but now, following her tragic death, the market has changed. Now is the time for a book that details an honest look into the life of Whitney."
But Brown has other things to consider if he cashes in on Houston's death -- like the wrath of her family, who reportedly still blames him for introducing Whitney to a life of drugs (and is allegedly responsible for his treatment at Houston's funeral), and the effect on his grieving daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 18.
"Bobby loves all his children," his former attorney, Phaedra Parks, told the Huffington Post in the days following Whitney's death. "He would do anything to protect all his children."
Houston's circle of friends, however, wouldn't be surprised if Brown went ahead with releasing the book.
"This is a man who left his ex-wife's funeral because he didn't like his seats and went to a paying gig that night," a friend of Houston's says. "He didn't get on stage that night because he needed to sing his greatest hits or because Whitney would have wanted him to entertain his fans, he did it to get a paycheck -- the same reason he now wants to write a tell-all book."