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Through the Storm A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World Author:Lorilee Craker, Lynne Spears Previously titled "Pop Culture Mom" — Lynne was just an ordinary Southern mom when the overnight success of her daughter Britney shoved the Spears family into the blinding limelight glare. — Through the Storm takes readers beyond the reach of the paparazzi and outside the narrow orbit of the Hollywood glitterati to share the inside story... more » of the Spears family -- as only a mother can tell it. In this openhearted memoir, Lynne speaks about Britney, Jamie Lynn, Bryan, ex-husband Jamie, herself, and their lives together from Louisiana to Los Angeles, including:
Lynne's backseat role in Britney's path to fame and how it forever changed their family
Her regret in abdicating parental authority to managers, agents, and record companies
The challenges that shaped Lynne and Jamie's marriage and how that affected Bryan, Britney, and Jamie Lynn
Her response to Jamie Lynn's pregnancy
The startling events that led to Britney's meltdown and Lynne's showdown with manager Sam Lufti
How faith, family, and friendships have been her harbor in the storm of paparazzi, tabloid scribblers, and gossip hounds
Sincere, self-effacing, sometimes spunky, Lynne's memoir reveals the heart of a mother who has struggled through difficult times and how she has held onto her faith and her sense of humor as she tries to hold onto her family.« less
Pretty good. But the book definitely jumps around a lot. But it makes me appreciate Lynne Spears for her. She has a strong faith that I think has only gotten stronger through everything her family has faced. I think she's done the best she can as a mother from the south who could have never imagined the world of fame and fortune.
Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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I first decided to read this book just to see her point of view. What I didn't think would happen was, finding a person who I really look up to and respect. I also enjoyed how it was written because it was as if she was just sitting down talking to you instead of writing her thoughts down in plain type. Enjoyed this book and really admire and respect Lynne Spears more now.
This book had potential, but it was a let down. It wasn't a complete waste of time, but it pretty much ended 20 pages before it actually did. Yet she kept talking. And talking. This book was also very poorly edited. When refering to God, He should be capitalized as well. Sometimes it was, sometimes it wasn't. She jumped around so often it was hard to pick up on what time frame she was refering to. The little "mini chapters" within each chapter really made it choppy and elementary. She would refer to some things that seemed important and then they kinda faded into how her marriage was crappy. Then she would concentrate and put some things into detail that I didn't really care about. Whoever "helped her put her feelings down onto paper" should really look into a different profession. I really wanted to like this book, and although it had it's good parts, it was not very good.
I did not think that I would enjoy this book but I did. Lynne Spears comes across as a normal loving mother trying to see her family through extraordinary circumstances. The publisher of this book is a Christian publishing house, and much of the book focuses on the author's spiritual journey.