"The Woman in Me": Heartbreak, self-doubt and new hope - the four most important insights from Britney Spears' biography

A little over 20 years ago, Britney Spears released a song that probably fits her and her life better than any other song in her career.

"The Woman in Me": Heartbreak, self-doubt and new hope - the four most important insights from Britney Spears' biography

A little over 20 years ago, Britney Spears released a song that probably fits her and her life better than any other song in her career. It's called "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," and Spears sings about feeling stuck somewhere in the middle between childhood and adulthood; She is no longer a girl, but not yet a woman either. If you look back at the past 25 years, in which Britney Spears first became the greatest singer of her time and then, imprisoned by her own family, became a tragic figure, then it seems as if she was still forced into this strange role the eternal child wife.

“The woman in me was suppressed for a long time,” writes Spears in her memoirs, which Stern was able to read before publication. For 13 years, Spears lived completely incapacitated; her father, as guardian, dictated the rules according to which her life had to function. The singer describes it like this: "They asked me to be as wild as possible on stage and to behave like a robot the rest of the time." She only won her freedom in court in 2021. “Now, finally, I am coming back to life with a vengeance,” writes Britney Spears. Her autobiography reflects this awakening; It's not for nothing that she's called "The Woman in Me". The book was long awaited and every report that was made public in advance was heatedly discussed. The star documents the most important passages.

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