Jamie Lynn Spears Is Writing a Memoir
Jamie Lynn Spears is sharing her story with the world.
Last week, it was revealed that the Zoey 101 star would be publishing a memoir slated for release in January 2022.
Worthy Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, said in a statement to Billboard that the 30-year-old's book "has been in development over the past 12 months and will allow the world to hear her inspiring story in her own words, for the first time."
Ahead of their statement, Worthy wrote on their website that Spears' book would be titled, I Must Confess: Family, Fame, and Figuring It Out. Fans of Spears' pop legend sister, Britney Spears, will recall the "I must confess" line from the song, "... Baby One More Time." The imprint later told Billboard that the title was "erroneously released" and said they "deeply regret that incorrect and incomplete information about her book has appeared in the public space, particularly at this sensitive time for Jamie Lynn and her family."
"We look forward to sharing accurate and complete details about the project at the appropriate time and to celebrating the release of her memoir with Jamie Lynn and her fans next year," they emphasized.
It's notable that a memoir from the younger sister of Britney Spears would be announced now, in the midst of Britney's highly publicized and contentious battle to end her conservatorship. Britney's life and finances have been governed, in whole and later in part, by her and Jamie Lynn's father Jamie Spears since 2008. The singer has been actively working on taking back control.
After an emotional hearing featuring a 20-minute speech from Britney where she pled for her freedom, many remarked that her younger sister had not spoken out in support. Days later, Jamie Lynn issued a lengthy statement on her Instagram Story where she told fans: “I think it’s extremely clear since the day I was born I’ve only loved, adored, and supported my sister… I have nothing to gain or lose... This situation does not affect me."
While it's unclear whether or not the memoir will discuss Britney's conservatorship, it seems likely (particularly from the rumored title) that Britney will be featured prominently; looks like we'll just have to wait until 2022.