In ‘The Woman in Me’ the pop star recounts her rise to fame, her relationships, and living under a conservatorship for 12 years.
Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced that Britney Spears’ memoir will be released on October 24, 2023.
The publishing house won the bidding war to acquire the memoir. According to industry insiders, the deal could have been worth $15 million. The book is described as a “brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.”
In a landmark 2021 court hearing, Spears requested to have her 13-year court-ordered conservatorship ended, also calling it “abusive.” Following the hearing, the conservatorship was terminated months after the singer’s testimony.
“Britney’s compelling testimony in open court shook the world, changed laws, and showed her inspiring strength and bravery,” Jennifer Bergstrom, Gallery Books Senior Vice President and Publisher, told People.
“I have no doubt her memoir will have a similar impact—and will be the publishing event of the year. We couldn’t be more proud to help her share her story at last.”
The Woman in Me
The title of Spears’ memoir is a reference to her hit single “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman.” The song’s lyrics include “I’m not a girl, don’t tell me what to believe. I’m just tryin’ to find the woman in me.”
The cover features a photo of Spears from 2001, shot by the legendary photographer Herb Ritts. The styling in the black-and-white image is reminiscent of her “I’m a Slave 4 U” era.
According to Gallery Books, the memoir promises to reveal “for the first time her incredible journey (and) strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history.”
“Written with remarkable candor and humor, Spears’s groundbreaking book illuminates the enduring power of music and love—and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms, at last.”
Banner image via Instagram @britneyspears.