I remember where I got this from now. Goodwill. For 25 cents. But I do like Britney. I felt bad for her when she made the whole Kevin decision, I felt bad for her when she was going through the rest of the drama a few years back, the obvious problems with her family, etc. I feel like she's probably one of the more down to earth celebrities out there. I could be wrong, I've never met the girl, but that's the impression I get. Althought apparently if I show up at their door in Kentwood her mama will probably invite me in for coffee according to Brit in this book. Silly me, I thought I'd be "escorted" off of their property - IF I could even make it on. And by "escorted" I actually mean "thrown" or "swept".
But this book has some cool pictures in it, from when Britney was a baby up until when it was published. It's actually a good number of years old so newer pictures are of course missing. The fun thing about reading it now was coming across something like this where she's talking about being/not being a role model " .... If I am (a role model), then I'm proud to be one, but I'm not doing anything different with my life because kids are looking up to me. I'm not acting any more responsibly - I'm hardly the type to rebel or go wild and crazy anyway."
Or when she talked about how irresponsible the media is at times. It certainly is. But she is also. She said something like she wished they'd realize what they do has consequences. Indeed.
But mostly the book is too preachy for me. For most people I would think. Maybe excepting little girls who love her. Her Mom, Lynne, and her go back and forth and basically all Lynne does is try to be Dear Abby with a touch of spice and prove how unlike a stage mom she is.
But the thing is, she doesn't come off like too big of a stage mom. Maybe a little but I guess you'd have to if you carried a kid all the way to the top maybe. But by trying to disprove this she makes it seem all the more so. I'm not sure which one said it but one of them even said that trying to discourage a rumor brings more attention to it. The same applies here. Leave it alone. Take your own advice and be yourself!
Curiously, her Dad plays nearly no part in this - he's almost not even mentioned. Brian, Jamie, Laura Lynn, a host of other family, friends, and coworkers are mentioned, in varying degrees, but no Dad. What's up with that? Not that I care, I didn't want to read about him really but it seems strange to me that they all got time in the book with the exception of him.
Anyway, it's worth the quarter.
Filled with pictures and precious thoughts by a beautiful girl, or rather a beautiful young woman. Anyone who reads the tabloids will be surprised and delighted by all Ms. Spears has done in her young life.