Entertainment behind the scenes
Lynne Spears has taken much of the blame for the recent woes of daughters Britney and Jamie Lynn, both in her memoir “Through the Storm” and in a television interview.
“As a mother, don’t we always blame ourselves?” she said. “I took a lot of the blame. I took all the blame. The personality I have, it’s always my fault.”
Lynne has been heavily criticized lately for everything from being a pushy stage mom, profiting from her daughters’ fame, bad parenting when Jamie Lynn got pregnant at 16, and appearing to sit on the sidelines while Britney was shaving her head, attacking paparazzi with umbrellas and making a hash of raising her two young boys.
But is she being too hard on herself? It wasn’t Lynne who had unprotected sex with her teen boyfriend. Nor did Lynne decide to have two babies within 12 months and then find she had taken on more than she could cope with.
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.