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Review of The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

Spears's slim memoir offers vulnerability, the shocking details of her now-infamous 13-year conservatorship, self-reflection, and her view of the future.

"...this industry… I can see now that you have to be smart enough, vicious enough, deliberate enough to play the game, and I did not know the game."

In her memoir The Woman in Me, Britney Spears offers the story of her life to date: select events of her youth, complicated family dynamics, the growth of her explosive fame--and the shocking loss of freedom and rights she suffered for years while her parents abused their control over her person, her estate, her finances, and her business decisions in the now-infamous conservatorship that lasted over 13 years.

The tone feels carefully crafted, and the book reveals disturbing, ongoing abuse and frightening misuse of power while positioning Britney as a strong young woman with regret--but without expressed bitterness--about the intensely dark turn her life took for over a decade.

She rejoices in her children, grieves the relationship she might have had with her sister, and seems to have spent significant time on self-reflection.

You might very well not come away loving JT the way you might have going into this one, fair warning. Spears shares details to make the blood boil.

This is a slim book, but in The Woman in Me, Spears opens up and feels vulnerable, shares her perspectives on matters you likely remember from the tabloids, and considers the possibilities of her future in a thoughtful way.

I listened to this title as an audiobook, which was read wonderfully by Michelle Williams.

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