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Britney Spears signs $15 million deal for tell-all book

By | Published on Tuesday 22 February 2022

Britney Spears

As I think it’s fair to say we all expected, Britney Spears has signed a deal to publish a new memoir. That deal is with publishing house Simon & Schuster and is reportedly worth as much as $15 million.

Spears, of course, spent more than thirteen years in a conservatorship that took away her control of her own personal and financial affairs. The arrangement was terminated last year. While arguing that the conservatorship should be ended, and since, Spears was particularly critical of her father – who acted as conservator – as well as her mother and sister.

She has repeatedly said that she will at some point tell her side of the story in detail, and last month posted a photo of a typewriter on Instagram, suggesting that she was about to start writing a book.

According to the New York Post, that book is ostensibly about Spears’ life and career, including her family life. Although with a deal that is reported to be one of the biggest ever signed – possibly equal with Bill Clinton’s $15 million in 2001 but trailing the Obamas’ $60 million in 2017 – Simon & Schuster will clearly be hoping for an inside track on the conservatorship and all the accusations against her family that she has been hinting at in recent months.

Britney’s book will follow her sister Jamie Lynn’s recent memoir ‘Things I Should Have Said’, which was published in January. While Jamie Lynn has insisted that the book is not specifically about her sister, the focus of reviews and interviews has been on claims she made in it about Britney and her past mental state. Including that Britney once locked them both in a room while holding a knife – something Britney has fiercely denied ever happened.

Before writing her book, Britney Spears confirmed last week that she received a letter late last year from US Congress members Charlie Crist and Eric Swalwell inviting her to Washington to discuss her experiences under the conservatorship.