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Delayed Lynne Spears memoir gets Sept. publishing date
Lynne Spears’ long-awaited memoir about life in the tabloids is finally getting published this month after being torpedoed when daughter Jamie Lynn got pregnant at age 16.
With a new title — “Through the Storm; A real story of fame and family in a tabloid world ” — the book is due on September 16, according to booksellers Web site Barnes and Noble. The publisher is Thomas Nelson — a Nashville-based publisher of Bibles, Christian and “inspirational” books.
Lynne Spears is expected to “reveal the heart of a mother who struggles to keep faith at the center of her life” through its unexpected twists and turns following the rocketing to fame first of daughter Britney, and later of Jamie Lynn.
The book, originally titled “Pop Culture Mom”, was postponed indefinitely in January after Jamie Lynn stunned her mom, big sis Britney, and the world, by announcing her pregnancy on the front pages of a celebrity magazine.
Details of the memoir are hard to come by — an earlier synopsis on Christianbook.com that promised it would reveal how Lynne responded to Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy and “her regret in abdicating parental authority to managers, agents, and record companies” has been taken down from the site.
But In Touch magazine says that Spears, 53, makes a staunch defense in the book of criticism that she has failed as a mother.
Sales are expected to be strong. Perhaps Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin should add it to her own wish list, given the media thrashing she’s been getting lately?