Britney Spears is finally going to tell her story on her terms. The pop sensation has just confirmed that her upcoming memoir, The Woman In Me, will be out on October 24 this year. “My story, on my terms, at last,” a part of the teaser she shared on Twitter read. The book will explore her struggles and how she battled to end the conservatorship she was under for over 14 years, primarily run by her father, Jamie.
Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish the Woman In Me. The deal was reportedly worth $15 million and won by the publishing house in a bidding war with multiple publishers. The press release from Gallery Books will show Spears’ “incredible journey — and the strength at her core — in a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.”
In the black-and-white cover art that the singer unveiled on her social media accounts, we can see a younger Britney dressed only in metallic pants and standing in front of a plain white backdrop. She has a severe look on her face and appears to be holding something in her hand.
Spears has always been a public figure surrounded by the media, so it is no surprise that she would want to share some details of her personal life with her fans. The 41-year-old singer has been the focus of many tabloid stories and even documentary films, but this is the first time she will open up about her struggle with mental health issues and conservatorship battles.
She is known for her chart-topping hits and also her highly publicized struggles with drugs and alcohol. She has been subjected to multiple court cases where her actions were scrutinized by the media, including a 2007 meltdown that saw her attacking a paparazzo at a gas station. Her legal troubles ended when she was freed from a conservatorship in 2021.
The book will be written by Sam Lansky, a writer who has previously worked on books like The Gilded Razor and Broken People. A source told ET in April that the book is already being put together and that Spears is not “holding back” when sharing her side of the story.
The Woman In Me will be the first significant book from the pop star since her conservatorship battle ended. During the court case, she reportedly refused to participate in tell-all interviews as she wanted to control her narrative and speak for herself. The memoir will give her the chance to do just that. It will surely be a riveting read for her dedicated fan base and will bring back memories of her past. We cannot wait to get our hands on the book when it is released later this year.