The forty-year-old pop star, Britney Spears, has landed a deal with Simon & Schuster Publishing house in order to write her first ever memoir. According to reports, the book will be a “tell-all” account of her rise to fame, her career and her family.
News of Britney’s memoir comes just a month after the release of her younger sister’s book Things I should Have Said.
Britney was outraged by the claims Jamie Lynn Spears had made about her in the book and took to Instagram exclaiming, “I wish you would take a lie detector test so all these masses of people see you’re lying through your teeth about me !!!!”.
It appears that Britney will use her upcoming book to set the record straight.
The $15 million deal has been described as the “biggest book deal of all time, behind the Obamas”, whose deal surpassed $60 million. Simon & Schuster competed with various other publishers in a bidding war over the deal with Spears, but ultimately came out victorious.
The extremity of the deal and the huge competition between publishers should come as no surprise. The pop-star made news headlines throughout 2021 as she battled to overcome the court-mandated conservatorship put in place by her father.
The publicity surrounding the case led to the “#FreeBritney” movement on social media, and to the creation of the Britney Vs. Spears Netflix documentary in September 2021.
After thirteen years of conservatorship, Britney became financially independent in September 2021, and her new memoir will likely unveil these tumultuous years of her life.