Britney Spears Reveals 'Brutally Honest' Memoir

Fatima Araos
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Britney Spears is telling all in a new book. The 41-year-old pop star has written a memoir, and sources who have read the manuscript are already predicting it will be a “groundbreaking instant bestseller.”

'A Story Of Triumph'

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The book, which will be released in the fall, “is a story of triumph,” according to an insider who spoke to Page Six.

What Spears Will Reveal

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“It will cover her most vulnerable moments, her childhood – being a little girl with big dreams – her break-up with Justin Timberlake, the moment she shaved her head, and her battle with her family over her conservatorship,” the source added.

It Will Also Cover Her Current Life

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The memoir will also relate how she survived her “crippling conservatorship” and ultimately found happiness with her husband Sam Asghari.

She Worked With Ghost Writer Sam Lansky

Page Six exclusively revealed that the Baby One More Time singer created the book in collaboration with ghost writer Sam Lansky.

The Ghost Writer

Lansky is a journalist who has worked for Time, The Atlantic, and New York Magazine, among other publications. He is also a novelist and has written about Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and Adele.

Undergoing Final Revisions

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The memoir, which is being published by Simon & Schuster, has reportedly been completed but is still undergoing the last stages of revisions.

'Brutally Honest'

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“Britney’s book is brutally honest and from the heart,” the insider added. “No stone is left unturned. It’s truly a female empowerment story – her taking control of her life.”

'Every Woman Can Relate'

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A second source gave more information, describing the memoir as a gift “that every person—particularly every woman—can relate to and feel less alone.”

'An Inspiring Read'

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The publishing insider called it “an inspiring read” because “[s]he transforms joy and pain into something transcendent: art.”

The Book's Strong Points

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Not only does it show “the strength of Britney’s spirit,” but it is also “told with such style, wit, intelligence, honesty, and without any self-pity. She is entirely winning in these pages,” the source added.

The Insider's Fearless Prediction

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The industry insider made a bold prediction that Spears’ memoir will “shake the world.”

$15 Million Book Deal

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Page Six first reported about the Toxic hitmaker’s book deal, which is said to be worth as much as $15 million, back in February 2022. It was sealed by her lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, and Creative Artists Agency.

One Of The Biggest Publishing Deals

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The deal has been described as one of the highest of all time – comparable to those of Barack and Michelle Obama’s.

She Posted About Writing Three Different Versions

Spears has also dropped hints on Instagram about how her book writing was going. Back in October 2022, she posted about having made three versions of her memoir – and having “LOTS of therapy through the process.”

It Will Be Explosive

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If her honesty on social media is any indication, the tell-all promises to be truly explosive.

Her Family Woes

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In the same post shared in October 2022, she lamented that she didn’t have a family “that values me or respects me …. AT ALL !!!”

She 'Speaks From Her Heart'

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She also wrote that she was finding it hard to get over her family issues and she just wanted to “speak from [her] heart” and work “on becoming stronger.”

A More Upbeat Post Shared Recently

In a post shared last month, though, the Princess of Pop sounded a little more upbeat.

'In Love' With Her Life Now

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She talked about being “in love” with the life she has built, which she described as “f***ing beautiful” especially after her extremely difficult conservatorship under her father, Jamie Spears.