Lynne Spears’ biography “Through the Storm” is published next Tuesday by Thomas Nelson, a leading Christian publisher. The Associated Press obtained an early copy and said the book “tracks Britney Spears’ life through her precocious early years — she was singing and dancing by the time she was 3 — through her explosive rise to her pill-addicted, near-tragic fall.”
Lynne Spears presents herself as a loving, selfless (she gave up her job as a school teacher for her daughter’s sake) but increasingly powerless parent. She recalls feeling she had been “punched in the stomach” when she learned that Jamie Lynn Spears was pregnant at age 16.
No doubt the book will be a top seller, mostly for the tabloid-factor. And as a mom, I shouldn’t judge the Spears family or any other. But I do wonder if there will be a sequel. Another storm is likely on the forecast for this famous family.
Susan Simpson, Education Writer