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Britney Spears' new book: Here's what you might have missed from 'The Woman In Me'

The Toxic singer's memoir was released on October 24 and Emma Roberts already has her copy

Britney Spears impersonator Sarah Brown poses with a copy of Britney's memoir
Lauren Ramsay
Online Writer
25 October 2023
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Global superstar and Y2K fashion icon Britney Spears’ hotly-anticipated book, The Woman in Me was finally released on October 24, and the revelations were everything we were expecting and more. 

The 41-year-old has had an eventful few years - from the termination of her 13-year conservatorship in 2021 to her divorce from Sam Asghari this August after 14 months of marriage. And her 2023 memoir is a recount of her life in her own words. The book is already the highest-selling celebrity memoir in history. Emma Roberts excitedly hurried to get her copy, revealing she will be reading it in one sitting.  

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Why has Britney Spears released a book?

"Over the past 15 years or even at the start of my career, I sat back while people spoke about me and told my story for me," she told People magazine.

"After getting out of my conservatorship, I was finally free to tell my story without consequences from the people in charge of my life. It is finally time for me to raise my voice and speak out."

"My fans deserve to hear it directly from me. No more conspiracy, no more lies, just me owning my past, present and future."

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake of NSYNC at the The 28th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on January 28, 2001© Getty
Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake in 2001

Things you might have missed in Britney Spears book

For the first time since the end of her conservatorship, Britney is publicly dissecting her life right from the very beginning. 

The Woman in Me book
The Woman in Me book

Some of her major talking points as expected include: her career as a teenager in the spotlight, leading to her relationship with Justin Timberlake, her friendships with stars including Madonna and Paris Hilton, and her extremely public breakdown in 2007.

Britney and Madonna in 2003© Frank Micelotta
Britney and Madonna in 2003

But she also discusses home life before her career kicked off on The Mickey Mouse Club, details of a pregnancy termination, her 55-hour marriage to a childhood friend, suffering from postnatal depression, and the #freebritney movement.

What was Britney’s conservatorship?

In 2008, a legal agreement to let other people, including the singer’s father, control her personal and financial affairs was granted temporarily after her breakdown (where she famously shaved her head). It was then made permanent until Britney asked a judge to end the ruling in 2021, and won her case.

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How can I buy the Britney Spears’ book?

The book is available in the UK via Waterstones, Amazon & WHSmith

The Woman in Me - Britney Spears
The Woman in Me - Britney Spears

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