The Woman in Me

288 pages

Published Nov. 20, 2023 by Gallery Books.

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4 stars (7 reviews)

The Woman in Me is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.

In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice—her truth—was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others. The Woman in Me reveals for the first time her incredible journey—and the strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history.

Written with remarkable candor and humor, Spears’s groundbreaking book illuminates the enduring power of music and love—and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms, at last.

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4 stars

Absolutely insane how much violence was inflicted on Britney from all angles, family, media, and those she thought she trusted most. I work with patients trying to get them LSAT and T-cons, different types of conservatorship but none have ever been as fast as Britney's conservatorship or as restrictive. Additionally, she was of sound mind, AOx4. Not sure how they pulled conservatorship on her but glad she's now free, healthier, and finding herself again. While it wasn't the best writing I really did feel like Britney wrote most of it and of course had an editor. She wrote a lot about very human desires and experiences. Its also a very interesting take on what it means to be a woman in society, a woman in media, and a woman to toxic men, family, lover, or friend. Violence against women doesn't always have to be physical. It can be systemic, emotional, …

A memoir of abuse

3 stars

This is a rough book. It's tough to believe that Britney endured all that was thrown at her. But I suppose this is the nature of abuse; it's a dynamic of the abuser's behavior and the abused's inability to find a way out.

I hope this encourages more victims to take action. And I hate that the onus is on them, as they don't deserve what's happening to them, but that's the only way things are going to improve.

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4 stars

A very humanizing story. I've only ever seen Britney as a pop icon and a "famous person." I never really thought about who was behind that image. This memoir helped me see her in a new light, as a regular person with regular people problems. I'm glad she got out of that conservatorship and that she's in control of her life now.

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