Singer releases revealing memoir about her life and career
Britney Spears’ long-awaited new memoir will hit her shelves later this year.
On July 11, PEOPLE exclusively announced the singer’s upcoming book, which will be published by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
“Britney’s compelling testimony in open court shook the world, changed laws and showcased her inspiring strength and bravery,” Jennifer Bergstrom, senior vice president and publisher of Gallery Books, told PEOPLE. “I have no doubt his memoir will have a similar impact – and be the editorial event of the year. We couldn’t be prouder to help him finally share his story.
News of the memoir and a $15 million book deal with Simon & Schuster was first reported in February 2022, three months after a judge ended Britney’s 13-year conservatorship.
More recently, Spears opened up about the upcoming memoir on Instagram, sharing that she “has been working [her] ass off” for the project.
From title to release date, here’s everything you need to know.
What is the title of Britney Spears’ memoir?
The title of Spears’ memoir is The woman in meapparently a reference to her hit song “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” in which she sings, “I’m not a girl, don’t tell me what to believe / I’m just tryna find the woman in Me.
The track was featured on Spears’ third studio album Britney in 2001 and was also featured on his film soundtrack Crossroadsreleased the following year.
What is the cover image of Britney Spears’ memoir?
On July 11, PEOPLE exclusively released the book’s cover image, which shows a black-and-white image of Spears from 2001 in which she poses in chrome pants and a fringed haircut reminiscent of her “I’m a Slave 4 U” era. The photo was taken by legendary photographer Herb Ritts.
What will Britney Spears’ memoir be about?
The memoir promises to reveal “for the first time his incredible journey (and) the strength at the heart of one of the greatest performers in pop music history,” according to a press release from Gallery Books, and “illuminates the enduring power of music and love – and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms.
The woman in me is “a courageous and surprisingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith and hope,” the press release continues.
What did Britney Spears say about her memoir?
Following the memoir announcement, Spears teased the project on Instagram. “My book is coming out very, very soon. I worked hard on this book,” Spears said in the clip released July 11. “I had a lot of therapy finishing this book, so you better love it. If you don’t like it, that’s fine too.
When will Britney Spears’ memoir be released?
The woman in me is set to be released on October 24 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and is currently available for pre-order.
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