Britney Spears‘ sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, revealed she has a memoir on the way on Monday (Oct. 11). The book — which is titled Things I Should Have Said — is set to be released on Jan. 18, 2022 via Worthy Publishing. The memoir is said to be an intimate look into Spears’ personal struggles as a child actress, teen mother and public figure, and has been in the works since Spears’ daughter, Maddie, got into an ATV accident in 2017.
Spears announced she had finished the memoir in an Instagram post, writing, “I owe it to myself, my younger self, and to my daughters to be an example that you should never edit yourself or your truth to please anyone else. I know I still have ALOT of learning to do, but I feel like finishing this book gave me closure on this ’30 year long’ chapter of my life, and hopefully helps anyone else out there who forgot their worth, lost their voice, or is trying to break an unhealthy cycle in their life.”
On Worthy Publishing’s site, Things I Should Have Said is described as a “portrait of a wife, momma, sister, daughter, actress, and musician doing the best she could to show up for herself and teach her daughters to have the courage to love every part of themselves, too.” A portion of the book’s proceeds will go to This Is My Brave, a non-profit organization that aims to uplift the voices and stories of individuals in the midst of mental illness and addiction struggles.
Spears ended her Instagram post by offering her followers some encouraging words: “Last but certainly not least, I want you all to know, YOU matter, YOUR story matters, YOU are enough, and don’t ever let this world try to convince you otherwise.”
See Spears’ post below.