Get ready to know the complete and unfiltered story of Britney Spears! The pop icon is coming up with her tell-all memoir, the release date for which has finally been unveiled. The highly anticipated book, titled The Woman in Me, will be launched on October 24th this year.
The news of Spears writing her memoir first came out in February 2022, when the singer signed a multi-million dollar contract with a publishing house. The book will focus on the 41-year-old’s journey to stardom, her troubled relationship with her family, and her battle with conservatorship.
Britney Spears’ Memoir to be Launched on October 24th
The Woman in Me is being published by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. The publishers got the rights to the book after an intensive bidding war with several other publishing houses. The memoir can be pre-ordered here.
Talking about the book, Jennifer Bergstrom, Gallery Books Senior Vice President and Publisher, said, “Britney’s compelling testimony in open court shook the world, changed laws, and showed her inspiring strength and bravery.”
“I have no doubt her memoir will have a similar impact — and will be the publishing event of the year. We couldn’t be more proud to help her share her story at last,” she added. As per a press release by the publishers, The Woman in Me is ‘a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.’
The book tells ‘her incredible journey [and] strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history and illuminates the enduring power of music and love – and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms,’ the release says further.
Spears Signed a $15 Million Deal with the Publisher
The Gimme More singer signed a deal with Gallery Books for a whopping $15 million in February last year. The contract is said to be one of the most expensive of all time. “The deal is one of the biggest of all time, behind the Obamas,” revealed a source at the time.
In April 2022, Spears confirmed that she was writing her biography. “Well I’m writing a book at the moment and it’s actually healing and therapeutic. It’s also hard bringing up past events in my life. I’ve never been able to express openly!!! I can only imagine that I do sound childish but I was extremely young with those events took place,” she wrote on Instagram.
The Memoir will Focus on the Singer’s Fight with Conservatorship
The book is being launched almost two years after Spears was freed from her 14-year-long court-ordered conservatorship. In 2007, the singer was placed under a conservatorship placed by her father Jamie Spears owing to mental health concerns.
It was later reported that Spears was being held under conservatorship without her will, which gave rise to the #FreeBritney campaign online. The pop star finally publicly spoke against the order in the summer of 2021 and said, “I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized. I just want my life back.”
The conservatorship was finally terminated in November 2021. Ever since Spears has frequently opened up about the hardships she had to go through over the years. “They literally killed me. They threw me away. That’s what I felt. I felt like my family threw me away,” she said.
The memoir will now give a detailed account of what transpired with the singer over the years.