Book Review: The Woman In Me by Britney Spears
I read a couple of biographies a year. I'm not a huge Britney fan, but her struggle against the guardianship that held her captive as an adult for 13 years caught my attention a few years ago.
My Review: 🌟🌟🌟
Pros: The book is well-written and entertaining. No graphic sex or drug scenes.
Cons: If you restrict your reading to Christian-focused books with little to no cursing or immoral situations, this isn't it.
I rarely review a book with less than 4 🌟s. Britney's book is a bestseller, and she'll make plenty of money off of it. My 3 🌟 review isn't going to hurt her much.
The low rating is mostly for the content, which is true to Britney's style. It's a true story about a music star who is caught up in the trappings of a music star's life.
I found myself intrigued by how she went from a country girl in Mississippi and Louisiana to a major pop star bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars. It's no surprise that the money tore her family apart. Money has a way of bringing out the worst in all of us.
Britney gives herself credit for providing for her family through houses, vehicles, and vacations. She spent plenty on herself and made a lot of questionable choices. When those questionable choices threatened to take away the extravagant lifestyle her family enjoyed, they fought back and she lost.
As humans, we all make poor choices. Often those choices cost us opportunity, reputation, and money. It's part of life, part of growing. By putting Britney in the conservatorship, her father attempted to prevent her from making those major life mistakes, a classic helicopter parent move. While she lived as a prisoner in her own home, her family spent her money and lived it up.
At least that how Britney sees it.
A few places in the book I just had to roll my eyes. Poor little rich girl. Even as a pop star, Britney struggled with the same double standard many women face. She was punished for doing the same things that the press lauded her ex-boyfriends for doing.
Overall, it's an interesting look into her journey to being a pop star, how she ended up in the conservatorship and the role her fans played in helping her to escape.