Britney Spears’ 2022 is off to an empowering start, as it appears that a newly #FreeBritney is ready to take control of her own narrative and tell her story in her own words — and we may soon be able to read all about it.
According to Page Six, pop superstar Britney Spears has secured a landmark deal to publish a memoir — which we’re hoping may be the perfect place to spill the tea on her iconic music career, her 13-year conservatorship (which came to an end in November 2021) and her family (including sister Jamie Lynn Spears, who recently wrote a memoir of her own).
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How much will Britney Spears make from her memoir?
While the exact terms of Spears’ book deal are yet to be officially revealed, Page Six reports that publishing house Simon & Schuster recently won a bidding war to publish Spears’ memoir for a reported $15 million.
If this figure is confirmed, it would rank Spears’ book deal among the largest ever acquired for a nonfiction book — and would put her book deal in the same league as those of recent US presidents. For comparison, the largest reported book rights deal went to Barack and Michelle Obama as a joint deal in 2017 for, reportedly, more than $60 million, while Bill Clinton’s post-presidential book My Life broke records (and reportedly ended up garnering a $15 million deal).
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Jamie Lynn Spears and Britney Spears: memoir rivals?
While Spears has yet to speak about the reported book deal, the timing of the news makes us wonder if it could be partially motivated by her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears’ memoir, Things I Should Have Said, which was released last month.
In promoting her book, the younger Spears sister touched on her relationship with her sister, which caused Britney Spears to speak out.
“National best seller???? DUH [emoji] …. the timing of your book was unbelievable Jamie Lynn … especially knowing the whole world had no clue what was really done to me!!!!,” Britney Spears wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post.
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