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Britney Spears

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The Woman in Me (2023) 776 eksemplarer
Modermærket (2001) 93 eksemplarer
Baby One More Time (1998) 66 eksemplarer
Oops!... I Did It Again (2000) 60 eksemplarer
Britney Spears' Heart to Heart (2000) 48 eksemplarer
In The Zone (2003) 41 eksemplarer
Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (2004) 40 eksemplarer
Britney (2001) 32 eksemplarer
Blackout (2000) 25 eksemplarer
Circus (2008) 21 eksemplarer
Glory (Deluxe Version) (2013) 14 eksemplarer
Stages (2002) 12 eksemplarer
Britney Spears - Live from Las Vegas (2002) — Artist — 11 eksemplarer
Britney: The Videos (2001) 10 eksemplarer
Femme Fatale [Sound Recording] (2011) 9 eksemplarer
Britney Jean (Deluxe Version) (2013) 8 eksemplarer
Toxic (2004) 6 eksemplarer
Stronger (2000) 6 eksemplarer
Your #1 Requests...And More! (2000) 6 eksemplarer
B In The Mix, The Remixes (2011) 4 eksemplarer
I Love Rock N Roll (2002) 4 eksemplarer
Don't Let Me Be the Last 2 (2001) 4 eksemplarer
Sometimes 4 eksemplarer
Everytime (Remixes) (2004) 3 eksemplarer
Britney: For The Record (2009) 3 eksemplarer
I'm a Slave 4 U / Intimidated (2001) 3 eksemplarer
B In The Mix, The Remixes Vol 2 (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Me Against the Music 3 eksemplarer
The Essential Britney Spears (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Lucky (2000) 2 eksemplarer
Crazy CD European Jive 1999 (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Gimme More 2 eksemplarer
Womanizer 2 eksemplarer
My Prerogative (2004) 2 eksemplarer
Boys (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Bravo Hits 26 (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Overprotected - England (2002) 2 eksemplarer
The very best of Britney Spears (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Do Something Pt.1 2 eksemplarer
Time Out with Britney Spears (1999) 2 eksemplarer
I Wanna Go 1 eksemplar
Swimming In The Stars (2020) 1 eksemplar
Work Bitch 1 eksemplar
My Only Wish (This Year) (2000) 1 eksemplar
B in the Mix (2010) 1 eksemplar
My Prerogative Pt.1 (2004) 1 eksemplar
Piece of Me 1 eksemplar
the unreleased 1 eksemplar
Someday Ep (2005) 1 eksemplar
Do Somethin' Pt.2 1 eksemplar
My Prerogative Pt.2 1 eksemplar
Me Against the Music - Part 2 (2004) 1 eksemplar
"How I Roll" 1 eksemplar
pre-new album 1 eksemplar
Baby One More Time Pt 2 (1999) 1 eksemplar
Bravo Hits Vol.44 (2004) 1 eksemplar
I'M a Slave 4 U (2001) 1 eksemplar
Do Somethin' [cd] 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Crossroads [2002 film] (2002) — Actor — 54 eksemplarer
Now That's What I Call Christmas! (US) (2001) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
The Lockdown Sessions (2021) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver9 eksemplarer
Britney Spears - Live and More! (2001) 7 eksemplarer

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Let me first say that I honestly had an open mind going into this one. I didn't have a strong feeling one way or another regarding Britney Spears and I haven't really followed her chronicles in the media other than to know a few basic things that stuck out in my head: her obvious rise to fame in the late 90s, a history with the Mickey Mouse Club, a stint with Justin Timberlake, a *very* brief marriage resulting from an impulsive decision in Vegas, another impulsive decision when shaving her head bald, and then some odd control thing with her parents. I liked her early music and I could see her appeal -- she is/was a beautiful girl and she knew how to command attention on stage. And so I was curious to read her memoir.

But this was a train wreck, and I'm not talking about Britney's life (which might also fit that description). For some reason there are a lot of high-rated reviews for this book, and based on that, I had no idea what I was getting into. I rarely, if ever, rate a book as low as I'm rating this one, but...yikes. I'm not sure where to start. Britney supposedly had a ghost writer assist in this book's writing, but for the life of me I cannot see how this made it past all the editors. The writing is so poor -- it reads like a 13-year-old's diary. Britney is very back & forth in her writing, repetitive, contradictory, shallow, choppy.....it's very incohesive and immature and I am guilty of a lot of eye-rolling. Despite the relative short length and "easy" reading, it took me a long time to get through this. I know that Britney's been through a lot. It can't be easy for anyone who rises to fame quickly, esp. at a relatively young age who becomes a victim of the media and those who try to exploit her. I have no doubt that her family, esp. her father, took advantage of her via the conservatorship. But I also have to wonder if maybe in some ways it was indeed for her own good. She did (and does currently) seem to be out of control in a lot of ways, with some questionable mental instability and definitely some poor decision making. The last portion of the book, dealing with the conservatorship and the aftermath, was especially hard to get through. Lots of repetitive self-pity. I know there are two (or more) sides to every story, but I don't feel that Britney did herself any favors in releasing this book. The least she could've done was to let someone else write this for her.
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indygo88 | 26 andre anmeldelser | Mar 9, 2024 |
It's always a challenge for me to rate a memoir because how do you "rate" someone's life experiences? BUT I will say I've learned that I shouldn't necessarily be rating their life but moreso I should be rating the book itself. Not the author but the author's writing/language style, characters, engaging plot, setting, pacing, thorough editing, research and overall enjoyment are a few of the basic aspects I critique.

With that being said...

I have always admired Britney Spears as a pop icon and now a survivor. I do feel horrible for Britney, as no person should ever have to live through the experiences she passed for. I respect her courage and resilience to sit down and relive the pain. That is never an easy task. In doing so, I hope this book helps others that might relate. I'm incredibly happy for her that she now can live freely and continue to heal, BUT this book just didn't cut it for me.

I was curious and eager to read Britney Spear's memoir, The Woman in Me, ho to get some insight into her life and care and how she overcame the challenges shefaced. Unfortunately, I felt like this was a self-indulgent rant than a genuine reflection. The book is poorly written, with many grammatical errors, repetitions, and contradictions. Spears jumps from one topic to another, without any clear structure or coherence. She spends a lot of time blaming others for her problems, especially her father, who she portrays as a greedy and abusive villain, but I kept asking myself, "Why do you keep staying and dealing with the nonsense?" She also paints herself as a victim of the media, the public, and the legal system, without acknowledging her own mistakes or responsibilities. The book lacks depth and honesty, as Spears glosses over many important aspects of her life, such as her marriages, her children, her mental health, and her music. She does not offer any meaningful insights into her creative process, her artistic influences, or her musical legacy. She also does not address some of the controversial issues that have surrounded her, such as her lip-syncing. her sexualization, and her cultural appropriation. The book is full of clichés, platitudes, and self-praise, as Spears tries to convince the reader that she is a strong, independent, and spiritual woman. She repeats the same phrases over and over, such as "I am a fighter", "I am a survivor", "I am a mother", "I am a woman", etc. She also quotes a lot of song lyrics, Bible verses, and inspirational quotes, without explaining how they relate to her life or what they mean to her. The book is not a memoir, but a propaganda piece, aimed at boosting Spears's image and career, and gaining sympathy and support from her fans. It does not reveal the real woman behind the pop star, but a carefully crafted persona that Spears wants the world to see. It is a disappointing and frustrating read, that does not do justice to Spears's talent and achievements, or to the complexity and challenges of her life.
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Chapter_Weaver | 26 andre anmeldelser | Feb 1, 2024 |
“I just want to let you know,” he said, “I call the shots. You sit right there in that chair and I’ll tell you what goes on.” I looked at him with a growing sense of horror. “I’m Britney Spears now,” he said.

I’ve always been a fan of Britney. Grew up listening to her song, watching her music videos - so for me, as I’m sure for a lot of her fans, it was heartbreaking seeing her struggling and exploited. I couldn’t even imagine, however, how deeply disturbing and crushing her story actually is.

This book is simple and straightforward, but effective and charming (as Britney herself). I… maybe, “enjoyed it” is not the word that fits 100%, but I definitely couldn’t stop turning the pages.

Very happy that such a strong and creative performer and simply a talented woman got her life back.

PS: I’ve always known that Justin Timberlake is a piece of shit, god, yuck.
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tetiana.90 | 26 andre anmeldelser | Jan 12, 2024 |
Sad Yet Beautiful

As an avid music aficionado, my admiration for Britney Spears' music has always been tempered by a sense of detachment. However, prompted by a colleague's recommendation, I delved into her much-anticipated memoir, an experience I now cherish. Britney's ability to write her life journey on her own terms struck a chord within me, eliciting a profound sense of sympathy for the trials she endured without the support she deserved.

The heartbreaking realization that her family primarily viewed her as a source of financial gain, rather than a beloved family member, cast a somber shadow over her story. Michelle Williams' expert narration of this poignant memoir offered fans a rare glimpse into the sheltered world of the iconic superstar.

Britney bares her soul, recounting her early aspirations to break free from the clutches of poverty and an oppressive home environment, shaped by the presence of a domineering, alcoholic father. Her relentless pursuit of fame became a beacon of hope, a means to transcend her tumultuous beginnings. However, the glow of stardom seemingly masked a darker reality, as her family failed to recognize her profound struggles with loneliness, depression, and persistent sorrow.

The memoir chronicles a pivotal moment in her life, the infamous incident where she shaved her head and lashed out at paparazzi, ultimately leading to a thirteen-year-long conservatorship imposed by her father. Throughout this period, every aspect of her life was meticulously controlled, enabling her father to reap the benefits. The narrative underscores the brutal exploitation she endured and her subsequent fight for autonomy.

While the memoir reveals certain intimate details, the overarching lesson remains the steep price of fame and the importance of speaking out against any wrongdoing witnessed. Yet, as I delved deeper into the narrative, I found myself grappling with unanswered questions, particularly regarding the absence of any mention of a reported mental health diagnosis. This silence prompts further speculation and an unsettling sense that more remains hidden beneath the surface.

Despite these lingering uncertainties, the memoir is a testament to Britney's resilience and fortitude. Written with emotional depth, it stands as a poignant portrayal of her struggles. Michelle Williams' masterful narration through the audiobook adds an extra layer of brilliance, elevating the entire experience. Hats off to Britney for her undeniable contributions to the music industry and her unwavering courage in sharing her truth with the world. She truly embodies the spirit of a superstar.
I encourage readers to approach Ms. Spears' story with a spirit of empathy and understanding. It's a poignant yet strikingly beautiful journey. For those interested in listening to Michelle Williams narrate the heartbreaking tale of Britney Spears, please find the link below.
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b00kdarling87 | 26 andre anmeldelser | Jan 7, 2024 |



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