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Old 10-17-23, 10:53 PM
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This kind of blew my mind. Can you imagine the tabloid fodder for a Britney-Justin baby?

https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/17/enter...ars/index.html

During her relationship with Justin Timberlake, Spears became pregnant by the singer and had an abortion, she writes in a book excerpt published by People.
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“If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it,” she writes. “And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.”


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I was thinking of getting her audiobook but she doesn't narrate the entire book:

"I am so grateful to the amazing Michelle Williams for reading the rest of it,” Spears admitted upon sharing the news of Williams’ involvement.
​​​​​​​Michelle's a good choice but not sure how much is read by her.
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So, did anyone actually read or listen to this trainwreck of a book?

I recently found out that Spotify has audiobooks available, so I have been listening to some various biographies and this one popped up as popular and had a good rating. What the hell, I said since it is relatively short.

Just an FYI, Michelle Williams reads the entirety of the book and does an excellent job with what she has to work with. Other than an introduction, Spears is mercifully absent. I don't think I could have listened to it if she had actually read the book.

Now as you can probably tell, I am no fan of BS. Her music does nothing for me, and I feel she has a truly terrible singing voice. So why listen? I guess I was interested in hearing the details of her Conservatorship and well as her interaction with other various celebrities in addition to her whacked out Instagram profile that seems to pop up in the news so often.

Man, this book is awful. Was there not an editor or ghostwriter to assist in this? It reads entirely like a 10-year-old girl's diary (well, at least what I assume a 10-year-old girl's diary would sound like...the only one I read of Diary Of Anne Frank and well, not gonna criticize that one. ). Anyway, this womanchild has serious issues. And "womanchild" is the perfect term for her. She almost comes across as a Michael Jackson type that just never matured.

I was just taken aback after reading this due to all the critical acclaim I saw when this book was released. It almost reads as a comedy at times, and it was hard to not laugh at so many things that she wrote about (that were not meant to be funny). And you will die if you take a shot every time she calls her kids "babies."

Was just curious if anyone else her suffered through this. I know I am not the main audience for this book but sheesh...get some professional help if you are going to publish a memoir.
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Re: Britney Spears - Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
Anyway, this womanchild has serious issues. And "womanchild" is the perfect term for her. She almost comes across as a Michael Jackson type that just never matured.
She is just one of many in a long line of child / teenage "celebrities" who have been thrust into the spotlight and put up on a pedestal to be idolized by the public and exploited by the entertainment industry, only to be kicked to the curb when they've outgrown their cuteness/usefulness in order to make way for the next big thing that comes along to take their place. I imagine it can really fuck a person up. The few who don't fall victim to this game are usually the ones who have a strong support system, with parents who help keep them grounded so as not to be taken advantage of. I haven't read her book but it seems to me she didn't have this at all. Never been a fan of hers but I do feel somewhat sorry for her.
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Originally Posted by Toby Dramit
She is just one of many in a long line of child / teenage "celebrities" who have been thrust into the spotlight and put up on a pedestal to be idolized by the public and exploited by the entertainment industry, only to be kicked to the curb when they've outgrown their cuteness/usefulness in order to make way for the next big thing that comes along to take their place. I imagine it can really fuck a person up. The few who don't fall victim to this game are usually the ones who have a strong support system, with parents who help keep them grounded so as not to be taken advantage of. I haven't read her book but it seems to me she didn't have this at all. Never been a fan of hers but I do feel somewhat sorry for her.
Her parents probably weren't too involved because her singing career
started just before she turned 18.

Anyway, Spear's lifestyle didn't turn south until after marrying K-Fed in 2004...
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There is certainly a lot to envy about people like Britney and Taylor Swift, who decide what they want to do with their lives when they are children, and then are so driven to pursue that goal. But then at the same time, it is certainly psychologically aberrant, and so you have to wonder about how it can fuck them up as adults.
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It's difficult enough for a grown person with a fully formed personality to handle global fame and adulation. Growing up in that crucible while going through puberty and changing emotional states is nigh impossible to navigate for ordinary mortals without a lot of mental baggage and often damaging development. So many child stars who grow up before our very eyes fall apart unless they have a strong support system around them.

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