I Read Britney Spears' Memoir So You Don't Have To
The book was much sadder than I anticipated. Even though I'm sure she used a ghostwriter, the book was written in simple terms, almost like a child wrote it.
She doesn't hold back from expressing her anger towards her family. However, I did feel like she left out a lot of details either for legal reasons or maybe because she didn't remember. She doesn't go into much detail about her sexualization at such a young age.
My favorite part of the book is that she throws shade at Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Kevin Federline. What surprised me most was that Madonna and Paris Hilton were the only ones in her life who were kind to her during her breakdown.
Toward the end of the book, she speaks about her love for her husband Sam Asghari. That part obviously did not age well.
Overall, it was a sad read with not much hope towards the ending. Her family and the entertainment industry completely destroyed her.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||November 26, 2023 2:25 AM
"Madonna is like the great, great, great grandmother I never had."
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 26, 2023 10:11 PM
[quote]I Read Britney Spears' Memoir So You Don't Have To
That's great because I Don't Want To.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 26, 2023 10:50 PM
Britney can’t read yet wrote a book
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 26, 2023 10:58 PM
[quote] Even though I'm sure she used a ghostwriter
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 26, 2023 11:00 PM
[quote]Overall, it was a sad read with not much hope towards the ending. Her family and the entertainment industry completely destroyed her.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 26, 2023 11:04 PM
The book is boring as fuck. You get gems like the time she went to Walmart, her mom left her at dance recital to go to Walmart, and so on. She also incredibly disgusting for her to reveal her abortion. She has arrested development. She also referred to Christina Aguilera as “a girl called Christina Aguilera” and not in a comical way but a bitchy one. She’s a 42 year old woman writing like a mean girl in high school. This hillbilly pos ruined the music industry. Her introduction led to one pop tart after the next, dumbing down the industry.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 26, 2023 11:06 PM
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|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 26, 2023 11:07 PM
[quote]Even though I'm sure she used a ghostwriter
Oh well -- I didn't see where that link came from, oops.
But yes, Sam is her ghostwriter. He is gay and also a massive sweetheart in real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||October 26, 2023 11:08 PM
[quote] The Woman in Me isn’t the first memoir he has written. In 2016, at only 28 years old, he released his own – and while his story may not be as high-profile as that of Spears, it is similarly filled with harrowing hardship. At 17, Lansky, a self-professed child of privilege in his final year at an elite prep school in New York City, was a straight-A student whose Ivy League aspirations were waylaid by a worsening drug addiction (prescription and otherwise), which in turn was compounded by a string of reckless affairs with older men and a partying lifestyle. After failing to get into Princeton, Lansky wound up at Vassar, where his dangerous behaviour continued to spiral.
Oh boo-hoo. No wonder it feels like it was written by a teenage girl. It was.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||October 26, 2023 11:11 PM
Put a shirt on, Spears. You’re supposedly bearing your heart and soul, not your titties. At least try to be classy.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||October 26, 2023 11:34 PM
Of course there’s a ghost writer or six. If Brit actually wrote it it would be 28 pages of words snd 156 pages of exclamation points.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 26, 2023 11:40 PM
I think I'd rather hear Michelle Williams read it to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 26, 2023 11:44 PM
The LA Times gave it a very positive review.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 26, 2023 11:49 PM
I doubt the release of this book will be a boon to her mental health.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 26, 2023 11:49 PM
A ghostwriter? You mean he’s like dead?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 27, 2023 12:00 AM
Is it packed up tens of thousands of emojis…in every single sentence?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 27, 2023 12:15 AM
Was Timberlake a tender lover?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 27, 2023 12:20 AM
[quote]She also incredibly disgusting for her to reveal her abortion.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 27, 2023 12:22 AM
I have an hour left on the audiobook. It gets kinda boring around the time of her conservatorship and she kinda glosses over how badly she was acting out right before it. But overall very good listen. Michelle Williams does a great job reading it
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 27, 2023 12:29 AM
I cannot imagine how this pity party of a book could satisfy anyone beyond her deranged, obsessive fans and self-centered, narcissistic women who will find solace in knowing that a famous person's life is as mediocre and unfulfilling as their own - still, both Britney and them will fail to recognize that the one and only person to blame for this the hillbilly whore herself.
It's also funny how everyone is to blame for everything negative that has ever happened in her life but herself, she rapidly and superficially discusses the parts where she could actually be blamed for what happened, and then releases a litany of petty complaints about everyone who ever dared to not kiss her flat, fat behind.
Honestly, I will never understand how people endlessly twist themselves into knots to justify this bitchy, unpleasant, untalented and undeserving person's actions, and try to present her as some tragic heroine who, oh tragedy! Became extremely famous and wealthy with neither intelligence nor talent, wasted and misused many opportunities she was given out of sheer self-indulgence and now, is throwing a massive tantrum because things haven't happened exactly as she wished them to happen (for which she should be grateful, as this is the one and only reason why she's still alive).
She is an idiot and what is even worse, a navel-gazing one. Million of people go through much worse experiences and guess what? They still manage to move forward with their lives without endlessly whining about EVERYTHING and playing the Poor Little Rich Superstar card in order to shift the blame for their mistakes onto others.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 27, 2023 12:51 AM
She became high on her own farts. When she started out you could tell she was humble and down to earth and as surprised as anyone at her incredible fame and fortune.
Then she became bitchy and entitled. I'm sort of enjoying her downfall.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 27, 2023 12:57 AM
Just exactly how does this end? Are we given a guided tour of her colonoscopy?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 27, 2023 1:17 AM
R20 The only thing she says about Timberlake is that he constantly cheated on her. She also portrays him as a goofy white boy who tries too hard to act “street” which I thought was accurate and hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 27, 2023 1:50 AM
I felt the book focused too much on the conservatorship. It seemed like 90% of the book was about the conservatorship. We’ve heard about the conservatorship nonstop for like the past 3 years.
I was more interested in her early career and what it felt like to be the world’s most famous pop star at only 16 years old but she glosses over that part of her life pretty quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 27, 2023 1:53 AM
Thanks! I have a book report due on it tomorrow, and your post really helps me out a lot!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 27, 2023 1:54 AM
r8 can barely write a cohesive sentence so not much interested in whatever it's going on and on about.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||October 27, 2023 2:14 AM
A gay guy wrote this? That's probably the only reason why it's readable
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 27, 2023 2:17 AM
Did she explain why she always looks like she hasn't washed her face in days with the smeared eye makeup and why her hair looks so ratty?
Surely someone with her money could have a hairstylist come to the house and do her hair and perhaps schedule a Home Health Aide to come by regularly and help with hygiene.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 27, 2023 2:19 AM
I’m listening to Michelle Willam’s read it. Like the poster above said, Michelle Williams does a great reading it, even if some of her pronunciations are a tad rigid.
Britney reads a very short forward.
My favorite part so far (I have about an hour left to listen to) is when she writes about her sister. At one point she takes a slight left turn and then proclaims, “…she’s a BITCH!”
I laughed out loud.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 27, 2023 2:23 AM
The only think that could be a boon to her mental health would be a brain transplant.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 27, 2023 2:49 AM
The ghost writer is a bit of a head case himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 27, 2023 3:32 AM
Who did Brit lose her virginity to at 14?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 27, 2023 3:41 AM
Just be thankful it's not scratch and sniff, kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 27, 2023 3:46 AM
R36 An older guy who was friends with her brother. He was like 18-19 when she lost her virginity to him.
However, I have a difficult time believing that there wasn't sexual abuse prior to that. She stated that her grandfather was a child molester although she claimed he didn't touch her. She also slept in the same bed as her older brother until she was in middle school. She claimed that an older guy kissed her while at a sleepover as a kid but he didn't do anything else to her.
She also never explained why her mother got her drunk in Mississippi. That was bizarre and seemed like the mother had an agenda.
I still think she's holding back due to legal reasons or maybe she blocked a lot of traumatic events out.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 27, 2023 3:48 AM
Mentally ill women tend to attract pedophiles/pedophiles tend to be attracted to mentally ill women, I've noticed.
Assuming her mental illness is genetic I'm not surprised her grandfather was a child molester as she probably inherited her illnesses from her grandmother.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 27, 2023 5:06 AM
“My cooter is an insatiable bottom, y’all!”
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 27, 2023 8:11 AM
pedophiles tend to be attracted to children, who grow up into mentally ill adults
Fixed it for you R40
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 27, 2023 9:21 AM
Pedophiles are attracted to vulnerable women with young children, adolescents, or teens. The mentally ill, single mothers in tough economic circumstances, women with developmental/intellectual deficits are all game. It's a preternatural ability to target, manipulate, and exploit.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||October 27, 2023 2:53 PM
This is why you don't put your kids in showbiz. She'd have been better off growing up as a regular girl. She could have grown up to be the cute wife of the High School Football coach in small town Mississippi. Fat and happy with a bunch of kids. Poor little redneck had no business being in the big time.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||October 27, 2023 3:13 PM
Or in a state like Louisiana ranked near the bottom of states for healthcare services, she might be homeless mentally ill. Bobby Jindal turned down Affordable Care Act money to expand Medicaid and people like Britney, except for all her money, suffer for it..
|by Anonymous||reply 46||October 27, 2023 3:25 PM
I liked the other 2 books Sam Lansky wrote.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||October 27, 2023 3:28 PM
That’s an old picture on the cover.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||October 27, 2023 4:09 PM
r45, are you kidding? She would have been a stripper with a tragic ending.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||October 27, 2023 4:49 PM
She always just seemed like a blow up doll to me. Can’t stand her.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 27, 2023 4:59 PM
She would have been the face of TrimSpa!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||October 27, 2023 4:59 PM
R51 But who would make her make-me-beautiful duet?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||October 27, 2023 5:58 PM
“I love that Britaney Spurs….”
|by Anonymous||reply 53||October 27, 2023 11:45 PM
The ghost writer should fuck off this site. Nobody cares.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||October 27, 2023 11:55 PM
Reading between the lines, this is a hashtagmetoo victim (just like someone else mentioned).
However, like most victims Spears is keeping the details quiet.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||October 28, 2023 12:02 AM
The mouse will kill her if she tells!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||October 28, 2023 12:27 AM
But seriously it seems like there were clues in the way the part about him was written that we were supposed to know that it was Clive Calder.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||October 28, 2023 12:30 AM
R57 I agree and I also felt like there were clues that something could’ve happened involving Max Martin. She claimed they went to dinner together when she was 16 without a chaperone and then they left the restaurant together. She never said what happened afterwards.
Her memoir left me with more questions than answers.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||October 28, 2023 12:38 AM
[quote]I’m listening to Michelle Willam’s read it. Like the poster above said, Michelle Williams does a great reading it, even if some of her pronunciations are a tad rigid.
Seems like Brit should be the one reading it. I suppose she probably can't read well enough to do it - and I don't mean that as snarky as it seems. I really question whether she has either the intellectual capacity or reading skills to read, let alone record an audiobook.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||October 28, 2023 12:54 AM
[quote]I really question whether she has either the intellectual capacity or reading skills to read, let alone record an audiobook.
Normally, I want the person the book is about to read the book too.
I think in this case, whether Britney can read properly enough to actually do the job, Michelle elevates the material as if to say, "Now you should take this seriously."
|by Anonymous||reply 60||October 28, 2023 1:00 AM
Celebrities always do their own audiobooks. Britney was incapable of doing it herself or she would have done.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||October 28, 2023 4:59 AM
I used an Audible credit for it and am on chapter 7. Michelle Williams is superb. Brittney could barely get through the 10 second intro/dedication.
He voice also sounds like shit. She admits she started smoking and drinking (with her mother) at age 12 and 13. And made out with a 17 year old when she was 13, lost her virginity at 14 to an 18 year old. Her paternal grandmother was mentally ill and committed suicide so I don’t think Brittney would have fared very well if she stayed a small town girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||October 28, 2023 5:09 AM
This is like a replay of Anna Nicole’s reality show. We were actually watching her die before our eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||October 28, 2023 5:15 AM
Britney's simply not capable of patiently sitting through the hours of reading the book. She might have had difficulty with some passages and maybe gotten through with coaching, but there's slim chance she could have gotten through the entire book. It's simply not in the cards for someone bipolar and then some like Britney.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||October 28, 2023 8:47 AM
God, I couldn't possibly care less.
I think the only pop star bio that MIGHT interest me is Gaga. You know she's freaky.
That said, did Britney's sell well?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||October 28, 2023 9:34 AM
Anyone who thought she actually wrote any of this is delusional and painfully stupid. Based on what we see in her innumerable Instagram videos, it is clear Britney has been lobotomized and is only capable of manically dancing in front of a camera dressed like a Russian hooker.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||October 28, 2023 9:35 AM
Britney’s default emotions these days seem to be bitterness and anger so I don’t think she’s totally brain dead.
I saw a pretty creepy video on TikTok yesterday. It was basically a team of managers (?) and Britney’s dad discussing her and her upcoming schedule (“yeah, she can work on her birthday”). I always thought her dad was just kind of thrust into the role of being her conservator and was just doing the best he could to keep her out of crisis and danger. That video made him look like he was in fact, using her like a cash cow. The person who posted the video said that she had so little control over her own life that she couldn’t even choose what she wanted to eat for dinner. If she wanted sushi two nights in a row or whatever, she’d have to ask. If she was told no she’d get angry and then she would be threatened about being able to see her kids or whatever else they had to hang over her head. I have no idea where the video came from but I’ll find it and post it in case anyone wants to see it.
I think Britney was in serious trouble and needed help and management, but I also think it’s true she has been treated really really badly. I think it’s tragic that I guess she just isn’t stable enough to really take control of her life in a meaningful way so she just stews in her resentment and makes stupid dance videos for Instagram.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||October 28, 2023 11:20 AM
I guess the clip is from that doc on her that came out during the Free Britney campaign. I’m not really sure, but it’s pretty awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||October 28, 2023 11:24 AM
I’d be far more interested in reading the autobiography of her recent ex…
|by Anonymous||reply 69||October 28, 2023 11:25 AM
Nothing ever happened when I worked with Max. Americans are whack.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||October 28, 2023 11:27 AM
This is The Diary of Anne Frank for the new generation.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||October 28, 2023 12:47 PM
[quote]She also incredibly disgusting for her to reveal her abortion.
Are you one of those religious freaks?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||October 28, 2023 2:11 PM
[quote]This hillbilly pos ruined the music industry. Her introduction led to one pop tart after the next, dumbing down the industry.
Watch your step, R8, or I'll date you.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||October 28, 2023 2:56 PM
I’m surprised to say I find I agree with R23…I expected to sympathize with her at least a little bit but somehow this book ended up making me annoyed with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 28, 2023 5:40 PM
“Her family and the entertainment industry completely destroyed her.”
Oh, please. This cunt is a crazy junkie bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||October 28, 2023 5:48 PM
Of course, we have the "phantom pedos" make an appearance. You fantasize they raped Britney when the fact is that she was already giving up her itchy cooter at 14. The "pedo" then was a friend of her brother's, also a teenager.
I don't have a problem with an 18 year old fucking a sexually active 14 year old. Teens have sex, get over it.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||October 28, 2023 6:42 PM
Completely destroyed her to a net worth of $60-70M
|by Anonymous||reply 79||October 28, 2023 7:51 PM
[quote] The LA Times gave it a very positive review.
Of course they did. These papers want to drum up the Me Tpo movement and they give the reviews to their Millennial gays and girl staff to write. They don’t want to be crucified by her fans. Reviews are meaningless now.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||October 28, 2023 8:12 PM
She is so creepy about her brother in the book, always sleeping with him, talking about caring for him, all this garbage. She’s southern. I was waiting to her to say that they fucked. It’s so OTT.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||October 28, 2023 8:14 PM
Didn’t Rolling Stone say that she got breast implants at 17?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||October 28, 2023 8:14 PM
She’s buck naked on Instagram again. Someone tell this hag that she doesn’t have a nice body already. It’s like poking at Lizzo.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||October 28, 2023 8:16 PM
People are trashing the book because she didn’t put Hollywood child traffickers. I wish I was joking.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||October 28, 2023 8:16 PM
R81 when my cooter itched, he scratched it, Y’all
that’s what big brothers is for!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||October 28, 2023 8:22 PM
People keep saying that Michelle Williams does a great job reading it, but how, exactly? Does she do a southern accent? Is there a lot of dialogue that she reads like it's an Erskine Caldwell novel? Does she try to sound dumb so she'll sound more like Britney?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||October 28, 2023 8:50 PM
I smell a spoken word Grammy for Michelle
|by Anonymous||reply 88||October 28, 2023 8:51 PM
Yes, r86. She’s got the accent down perfectly and manages to convey emotion reading this drivel out loud. It’s quite stunning actually.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||October 28, 2023 10:35 PM
The only reason Brit has that $60-70 million fortune now is because her father took care of her and shepherded her through her breakdown and then built her fortune back up again. Britney is a stupid person and she's mentally ill on top of that. She had completely burned through almost everything she'd made under her mother's "care" and on her own. Without Jamie she'd be back in a trailer park in Louisiana if she got lucky and dead if she didn't get lucky.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||October 29, 2023 7:08 PM
Funny how history repeats itself
|by Anonymous||reply 91||October 29, 2023 7:13 PM
Has anyone here actually read this? I can’t think of anything more painful than trying to read an entire book of her deranged ramblings.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||October 29, 2023 7:44 PM
R92 listen to the audiobook. Michelle elevated this garbage to another level.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||October 29, 2023 7:57 PM
r92 I haven't read it but would. Its like any other pop diva memoir IMO.
And as a millennial I would just read just for her to recount the late 90s and early 2000s, and her interactions with other stars at the time. Who else is going to call out Timberfake for blaccent around Ginuwine? And confirm that Colin Ferrell's dick was as good as we've heard it was?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||October 29, 2023 8:07 PM
R11, for God’s sake, the ghostwriter is a Vassar gal!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||October 29, 2023 8:44 PM
I’m almost finished with the audiobook version, and I HIGHLY recommend it. I’m not a fan of Britney Spears, and I thought she was better off under the conservatorship. However, since we’re around the same age I’ve been forced to track her rises and falls my entire adult life.
Michelle Williams does a phenomenal job—and it’s funny hearing her read about Britney’s admiration of Paula Cole (who sung the theme song for Dawson’s Creek).
My favorite revelations so far:
- Britney and Natalie Portman are longtime friends
- Britney refers to Jamie Lynn as “a total bitch”
- The conservatorship sounds like modern day slavery, minus physical torture
Unfortunately, while the story so far has changed my opinion of Britney as an artist, I still don’t believe she wrote anything other than the forward and prologue. The book is full of quotes from writers and philosophers, and the observations are a little too astute.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||October 30, 2023 2:19 PM
[quote]People keep saying that Michelle Williams does a great job reading it, but how, exactly?
In a steady and confident mid-Atlantic accent, Michelle instinctively adds heartfelt emotion, vitriol, joy, and humor to every sentence.
Britney reads the forward and prologue, which provides a stark warning of what could’ve been. Her baby doll voice is like nails on a chalkboard, while Michelle’s soothing delivery grabs the listener and never lets go. To her credit, she never comes across as dismissive or mocking…she reads every word as if it’s Shakespeare or Arthur Miller.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||October 30, 2023 2:32 PM
[quote] Britney and Natalie Portman are longtime friends
Staring at this - did boxes bump?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||October 30, 2023 2:46 PM
I dunno LL, but I swear that ketchup bottle just moved.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||October 30, 2023 2:47 PM
I’m actually curious now. I wonder how this book would be doing sales and buzz wise if Michelle hadn’t done the audio version. It seems like that is what everyone is talking about the most. Other than the Justin shit.
I have sympathy for Britney and then she posts another creepy dance video and it’s gone. She looks utterly possessed. Or strung out.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||October 30, 2023 2:54 PM
[quote] I swear that ketchup bottle just moved.
Seek a neurologist (or call Tarkovsky).
|by Anonymous||reply 101||October 30, 2023 3:03 PM
R98: They been friends since they were child actresses appearing on Broadway. They met well before either one was sexually active.
R100: I kind of think Michelle Williams deserves a bonus the way she likely boosted sales. The Timberlake impression has garnered tens of millions of views on Twitter. She’s a 5-time Oscar nominee, which has given a lot of people permission to read a book that could easily be written off as “trashy.” (Even though it’s surprisingly not)
|by Anonymous||reply 102||October 30, 2023 3:12 PM
[quote] They met well before either one was sexually active.
What does this have to do with anything?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||October 30, 2023 3:18 PM
[quote] She stated that her grandfather was a child molester although she claimed he didn't touch her. She also slept in the same bed as her older brother until she was in middle school. She claimed that an older guy kissed her while at a sleepover as a kid but he didn't do anything else to her. She also never explained why her mother got her drunk in Mississippi. That was bizarre and seemed like the mother had an agenda.
Southerners are so weird. All that was missing from the above paragraph was the bag of Cheetos she was eating while all of this happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||October 30, 2023 3:23 PM
Not always r61, Ricky Martin, Keith Richards, and Andre Agassi didn’t read their audiobooks.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||October 30, 2023 3:31 PM
[quote] while the story so far has changed my opinion of Britney as an artist
|by Anonymous||reply 106||October 30, 2023 3:32 PM
r194. And smokes. Always the smokes.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||October 30, 2023 5:42 PM
R107, I'm actually surprised she admitted she lost her virginity at 14. She was so insistent for so long that she lost it with Timberlake.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||October 30, 2023 6:39 PM
Her dad may have helped her save and make money, but the way he did it was abusive and cruel. I was pro conservatorship before I read the book, but the man is a monster.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||October 30, 2023 7:30 PM
Yes, it reads like a 16 year old's diary. However, it is quite sad. Her father should be in jail for what he did to her.
It's unfortunate she wasn't strong enough to rise above it and just be like... I'm Brtiney fuckin Spears bitch and I ain't doing any of this shit. She had that power but was too meek to wield it.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||October 30, 2023 8:30 PM
R110 Right? Seeing those kids wouldn’t have been able to be used to keep me in captivity! Give ‘em to the state. IDGAF!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||October 31, 2023 12:39 AM
Unfortunately, knowledge of current events makes the book seem unfinished. She refers to her marriage to Sam in present tense, and she insinuates her relationship with her children is as close as ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||October 31, 2023 3:14 PM
I crawled so you could fly..
|by Anonymous||reply 114||October 31, 2023 4:38 PM
There was a livestream on TikTok from someone who was playing the audio version by Michelle Williams. So great because I got to hear what the fuss was all about without buying the book.
Michelle deserves all the praise and more. The way she narrates gives the book such seriousness that there is no way it would have otherwise. Not because the ghost writer didn’t do a good job—he or she definitely did—but there’s something about the tone. She reads it like a tragedy (which Britney’s life arguably is) but there’s a darkness to it from the early pre-fame years too. I heard about 3 chapters from age 10 to 13. Ooof, really sad. When she talks about her little sister you want to cry.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||November 2, 2023 2:04 PM
r115, the nonchalant way she read the part about Justin trying to sound "hood" was hilarious. I laughed for a good minute or two. Maybe Michelle Williams has a future as a voice actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||November 2, 2023 2:10 PM
I didn’t get that far r116! I really wanted to hear it, but I started listening too early in the book and fell asleep.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||November 2, 2023 2:11 PM
I read Cloris Leachman’s memoir so you don’t have to. Insufferable. Except for the part about her junkie son who died. Most touching and concise description of what it’s like to love an addict that I have ever read.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||November 3, 2023 5:20 AM
r62: "so I don’t think Brittney would have fared very well if she stayed a small town girl."
Yes. I would be like a crazy woman dancing manically with knives if I had stayed in Hooterville.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||November 14, 2023 12:45 AM
I finished listening to the book for free on Spotify! It's a crisp and efficient read, especially with every event reduced to its most basic fact ("I accidentally got married in Vegas when I was bombed") and then summarily excused as either "a joke" or "because paparazzi".
|by Anonymous||reply 120||November 14, 2023 12:53 AM
R2 Please tell me she didn’t say that. You are exaggerating right. Please. For all that is proper in the universe.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||November 14, 2023 12:54 AM
This memoir sounds basic and dumb—just like Britney
|by Anonymous||reply 122||November 14, 2023 1:16 AM
Thank you op way to take one for the team
|by Anonymous||reply 123||November 14, 2023 1:26 AM
She’s not likeable anymore. Being free was the worst thing for her image. She’s a dumb redneck jerk.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||November 14, 2023 2:39 AM
R125, you are right but what she is, is a dumb victim and the world is a a sucker for weak blonde victims.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||November 14, 2023 2:48 AM
Op read so we could snark.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||November 14, 2023 4:24 AM
Britney Spears: Writes a memoir detailing intimate details of her private life.
Also Britney Spears:
|by Anonymous||reply 128||November 14, 2023 8:03 AM
[quote]I think the only pop star bio that MIGHT interest me is Gaga. You know she's freaky.
You do realize that "Lady Gaga" is a character that Stefani Germanotta created when her music career didn't take off as herself. Stefani grew up as upper middle class with two loving parents she's still close to. If she has any story to tell in a book is how she created the character.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||November 14, 2023 10:07 AM
R129, right, I don't think she's interesting. Shew as only interesting in her peak years (2009-2011). After that, she kind of exposed herself as being a bore.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||November 14, 2023 12:58 PM
[quote]you are right but what she is, is a dumb victim
Compare her to the other Mickey Mouse kids who had better parents like Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, JC Chasez, Christina Aguilera and even Justin Timberlake himself. She was going to have a tough go at it from the start.
[quote]You do realize that "Lady Gaga" is a character that Stefani Germanotta created when her music career didn't take off as herself.
Not even that, Gaga was arguably created by Laurieann Gibson and Wendy Starland. When she and Laurieann split ways, her absence was obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||November 15, 2023 1:00 PM
Lady Gaga's early music success was due almost entirely to Red One. Once he left the picture, her music got way more boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||November 15, 2023 1:13 PM
Gaga stole her image and identity from her old roommate and fellow artist in NY named Lina Morgana. Lina died under mysterious circumstances and Gaga actually went to court over it, though we’ll never know what actually happened since the court documents are sealed. Perhaps Gaga’s Republican mafia father disposed of Lina. Has Gaga ever done one thing (especially in her early career) that hadn’t been done by someone else before?
|by Anonymous||reply 133||November 15, 2023 1:55 PM
R133 wow I never heard of such chisme.
Don’t lie on Gaga again bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||November 15, 2023 3:52 PM
Britney’s success occurred during an era in the music industry where the focus was on finding the next flash-in-the-pan, rather than building long-term careers. She worked non-stop from her late teens through early 20s. While presented to the world as someone with control over her career, she started as a child and was not well-versed in business or legal considerations. Having input on costumes and creative direction in performances is not the same thing as having control over career decisions.
Throughout the book, Britney (via her ghostwriter) describes other women who are “good” at being famous, citing as examples Great Grandma Madonna and Great Aunt J-Lo. She admired the way these women protected personal boundaries and took care of themselves while also balancing their public lives. The connection that isn’t made is that these women were adults who pursued their careers and broke out in their twenties, not kids pushed by adults to pursue celebrity.
I think Britney is really angry, and she has every right to be. Her issue with the conservatorship is that she didn’t know her rights going in (i.e., she could hire her own lawyer), the people appointed as her conservators were in a position to make money for themselves by making her work, the 13-year duration of the conservatorship, and the fact that her father had a history of bankruptcy, failed businesses, and substance abuse problems.
While it does feel like Britney glosses over the public behavior that led to the conservatorship, her family is extremely shady and have proven this by their own public behavior over the years. She allows she was suffering from serious mental health problems, especially after having two babies a year apart. I believe her when she says those around her did not look for ways to support her but expose her: i.e., capture her acting erratically in public, so that they could justify tying her up via conservatorship.
I wish her well and hope it proves helpful to have her version of events in public. Hopefully she can find some peace and happiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||November 15, 2023 4:03 PM
Why is Britney referring to these women as her great great. Does this bitch not realize she was born in the early 80s. JLo is basically her peer when it comes to their mark on the entertainment industry. I’m starting to think Britney, as nice and mentally ill as she is, is just low iq which makes her problems manifest even worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||November 15, 2023 4:10 PM
Britney didn’t Teacake/R138, I was making a joke based on some responses upthread about Madonna being Britney’s extreme elder.
In the book, Britney is only complementary about both women. She doesn’t seem to fully grasp that they were adults when they became famous, having wanted and worked for celebrity, which was not her situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||November 15, 2023 4:27 PM
Plus by her own admission Brit Brit was a people pleaser and J Lo and Madonna arent
|by Anonymous||reply 140||November 15, 2023 4:29 PM
She certainly pleased me, heh heh heh
|by Anonymous||reply 141||November 18, 2023 1:39 AM
I have to say, of all the people that I expected to be name checked in this book, Paula Cole was NOT one of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||November 18, 2023 2:32 AM
I am truly baffled by any interest in this book. Minimal talent in a sadly screwed up woman. What’s the draw?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||November 18, 2023 2:37 AM
I am baffled by the interest in this woman, R143
|by Anonymous||reply 144||November 18, 2023 4:28 AM
R142, behold this masterpiece (I lasted three seconds).
|by Anonymous||reply 145||November 19, 2023 3:20 PM
The best article I’ve read about her book:
“It is precisely halfway through the book when Spears writes about her drug use. If The Woman in Me were a novel, this would be the part where the protagonist becomes what’s called an “unreliable narrator.””
|by Anonymous||reply 146||November 22, 2023 1:25 AM
Pretty good article. Someone calling out the obvious signs this woman has mental health issues, and *has* had them for a long time. And in fact, the conservatorship may have possibly extended her life.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||November 22, 2023 3:54 AM
[quote] “It is precisely halfway through the book when Spears writes about her drug use. If The Woman in Me were a novel, this would be the part where the protagonist becomes what’s called an “unreliable narrator.””
What does she say?
"I experimented with pot, but decided that it wasn't for me."
|by Anonymous||reply 148||November 22, 2023 4:04 AM
No, r148 she admits (and i'm sure this is a minimal admittance) to using Adderall (sp?) and having hallucinations, etc. You know that bitch tried it ALL. She's not a picky sort of girl. She likes to par-TAY.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||November 22, 2023 5:16 AM
Exactly why I avoided reading this…among many other reasons. She is a liar who blames everyone else for her shitty choices. She did have shitty parents, but would she be where she is without them?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||November 22, 2023 2:03 PM
Did Britney try to be edgy and say she experimented with Lesbianism at some point?
|by Anonymous||reply 151||November 22, 2023 2:07 PM
I got this from the library. Despite being obviously ghostwritten I do think this was very much Britney's words. The sentence structure is very simple.
I have never been a fan, but I had some sympathy for her, though I think she's not very responsible for her actions as an adult. I don't think a conservatorship was necessary - not a lengthy one, anyway. And I can see why she hates her family.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||November 22, 2023 2:38 PM
I’m not reading a book about a retard
|by Anonymous||reply 153||November 22, 2023 3:04 PM
[quote] I’m not reading a book about a retard
So, I assume, you'll never write your autobiography as you'd have to proofread it?
|by Anonymous||reply 154||November 22, 2023 10:47 PM
Has this woman ever said one intelligent, interesting or even funny thing? There’s no there, there. She is not compelling at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||November 22, 2023 11:50 PM
She’s aged so terribly. Stress and mental illness will do that to a person. Somewhere along the line she got some weird surgery on the corner’s of her mouth as well as another unneeded nose job. But the mouth thing, it kind of gives her a jokerish smile. Before and after in pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||November 23, 2023 8:31 PM
I loved Britney’s original nose. It was so cute. Now it is too sculpted
|by Anonymous||reply 157||November 24, 2023 12:06 AM
Her old nose looked better. Foolish cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||November 24, 2023 12:09 AM
I know someone who has had so much work done, one side of her mouth doesn't move properly. No real facial expressions, either. Britney got off lightly and us still looking better than her ugly sister.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||November 24, 2023 6:47 AM
R159 Who the fuck do you think you are talking 2? In person I would split your shit in 2.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||November 25, 2023 8:42 PM
In person I think you’re a decrepit old faggot hanging on by your near last crack pipe, faggot ^
|by Anonymous||reply 162||November 25, 2023 10:36 PM
R162. Own it ho. Own your jealousy. Own every aspect of the envy. I’m gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||November 25, 2023 10:48 PM
R162, are you responding to r161?
|by Anonymous||reply 165||November 26, 2023 12:06 AM