Britney Spears on Forthcoming Memoir: “I Worked My A— Off for This Book”

“I had a lot of therapy to get this book done, so you guys better like it. And if you don’t like it, that’s fine, too.”

Britney Spears walking down the street
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One of our most anticipated reads this fall is Britney Spears’ forthcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, which hits shelves in October. And it seems, just as Spears did with her performances, she really put everything she had into it, per Page Six.

Spears took to Instagram yesterday following the announcement of her book, saying, in no uncertain terms, that she’s “worked her a— off” when it comes to writing her memoir, and that to take on a project of this magnitude, she’s had “a lot of therapy” (way to go!). 

Britney Spears in a red dress on the red carpet

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“Okay, guys, so my book is coming out very, very soon,” Spears told her 42 million (!) Instagram followers. “I worked my ass off for this book. I had a lot of therapy to get this book done, so you guys better like it. And if you don’t like it, that’s fine, too.”

Per Page Six, “The singer then posted a second video that featured her saying a near-identical sentence, but her husband Sam Asghari was heard telling her she was doing ‘too much’ in the clip,” the outlet writes. 

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari at an event

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The clip was followed by the pop star singing the Beach Boys’ “Kokomo,” alluding to an upcoming trip to Bermuda. 

In a press release for the book, Spears’ publishing house said the memoir “illuminates the enduring power of music and love—and the importance of a woman telling her own story” on her own terms. The Woman in Me “is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope,” the release continued.

Page Six reports that Spears’ book deal is worth as much as $15 million, and that the tome would “shake the world.” 

Britney Spears leaving the theater

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Spears follows in the footsteps of younger sister Jamie Lynn, who wrote her own memoir, called Things I Should Have Said.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.