Britney Spears’ memoir, titled ‘The Woman in Me’, showcases a youthful topless image of the singer on its cover, creating anticipation among her fans.
The 41-year-old ‘Toxic’ star shared the artwork for her highly-anticipated autobiography on Instagram on Tuesday (11.07.23), announcing its release date of 24th October. The book was acquired by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, following a bidding war between various publishing houses.
In an accompanying message with the cover reveal, Britney stated, “It’s coming. My story. On my terms. At Last. Are you ready? On sale 10.24.23.”
The announcement comes after Britney disclosed in April 2022 that she was writing a book, following the successful termination of her 13-year conservatorship.
The conservatorship, which saw her father, Jamie Spears, controlling a significant portion of her life and finances, ended in November 2021, granting Britney control over her life and her $60 million estate.
Jennifer Bergstrom, the senior vice president and publisher of Gallery Books, expressed confidence in the impact of Britney’s memoir, referring to her compelling testimony during the conservatorship hearings. She stated, “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.”
Describing the memoir, Gallery Books emphasized its illumination of the enduring power of music and love, and the significance of a woman telling her own story on her terms.
A press release from the publishing house described ‘The Woman in Me’ as a brave and deeply moving account of freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.
According to reports, in February of last year, Britney Spears signed a book deal with Simon and Schuster worth up to $15 million, reportedly one of the largest book deals of all time, second only to those secured by the Obamas.
It’s worth noting that Britney’s younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, published a book titled ‘Things I Should Have Said’, which Britney dismissed as filled with lies, leading to a public feud between the siblings.
In an Instagram rant, Britney expressed her frustration, calling Jamie Lynn “scum” and challenging her to take a lie detector test to expose the alleged falsehoods.
For her memoir, Britney is said to have collaborated with ghostwriter Sam Lansky. An insider told SurgeZirc UK that after being silenced for almost 14 years, Britney is ready to reclaim her voice, emphasizing that it should never have been taken away in the first place, especially considering the narrative shifts imposed by the media, paparazzi, her exes, and even her own family.