Jamie Lynn Spears’s Book Is a Sad, Unsettling Read

1/22/2022 12:14:00 AM

Despite writing extensively about Britney, she never pauses to consider what her life has actually been like.

Jamie Lynn's raw account of her own suffering makes it all the more jarring that she doesn’t extend the same compassion to her sister

Despite writing extensively about Britney, she never pauses to consider what her life has actually been like.

The timing did not go unnoticed by Britney. After Jamie Lynn promoted the book on Good Morning America last week, Britney accused her of using the conservatorship battle to sell books, ultimately sending her a cease-and-desist order citing “misleading” and “derogatory” comments. For her part, Jamie Lynn has said she wrote the memoir to “honor her voice” and speak to the “pain” she’s felt “because that matters.” And the book makes clear that she has faced pain. In Jamie Lynn’s account, her father’s alcoholism loomed large over their family life, while she and her mother, Lynn, used to lash out at each other regularly, with things getting bad enough that she says she considered child emancipation. She claims that Jamie and Lynn loved the attention that came with having famous children and that the “power struggle” between the two parents intensified as their daughters became more and more successful. “We were a tight-knit family torn apart by money, distorted truths, and undisclosed personal issues,” she writes.

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Blaming everyone else for how her actions made them feel yet dismissing all responsibility she holds for the choices that she chose that enabled those actions. She has sociopathic behaviors. I believe that people should stop taking sides and making judgments. Disfunctional families exist and there are 3 sides to every story. Only the Spears siblings know the real facts and need to face their truths. We are just pawns, judging behind social media.

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Jamie Lynn Spears Scoffs at Britney Spears' Threat of Lawsuit Over BookJamie Lynn Spears is NOT intimidated by Britney's threat of a defamation lawsuit over her book ... in fact, she says if anyone has the facts wrong ... it's her big sister and her lawyer. She also scoffed at the idea of the conservatorship ending, and we all know how that turned out 😂 Hey JL, how's that $178,000 treating you? Redneck Drama. Cockroaches don’t go away that easily

Jamie Lynn Spears Says She Tried To Help Britney Get Out of ConservatorshipJamie Lynn Spears says she tried to free Britney from the conservatorship. I mean britney just got out of it herself, finally, so unless she can list exact specific steps, she can quit talking! Jamie seems to have no issues recounting so many other things from the past so please give us details Doesn't Jamie have a life already?

Tracing the Ongoing Feud Between Britney and Jamie Lynn SpearsIn part 2 of her CallHerDaddy interview, Jamie Lynn Spears released texts she allegedly sent to Britney about her conservatorship in 2020 But this was issued a whole year before. So either she was completely stupid or she was 'acting' helpful. Also it's been proven James was reading all of her messages and quite possibly could have deleted them before brit ever saw them.

Jamie Lynn Spears Shares Text She Allegedly Sent to BritneyThe sisters have been publicly feuding amid the release of Jamie Lynn's memoir. She we comes off as her dad’s broker more than a sister trying to help her sister. Who cares! She just wants publicity & Money from sis!

Jamie Lynn Spears' bid to free Britney from conservatorship 'blew up in my face'Jamie Lynn Spears has claimed she tried to help her sister Britney during her conservatorship struggles and opened up about the pair's discussion in Hawaii

Jamie Lynn Spears Shares Britney Texts that Allegedly Clear Her NameJamie Lynn Spears has said for years that her only interest related to Britney Spears’ conservatorship was that she loves and has always tried to protect her sister. Now, she says she has proof.

Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Jamie Lynn Spears has said her new memoir, Things I Should Have Said, is not about her sister.'s threat of a defamation lawsuit over her book .Getty What's more, Jamie Lynn says she and her husband had some judges look into Britney's conservatorship and told her all she needed to do was move out of California for 6 months and the conservatorship would end.Photo: ABC News Jamie Lynn Spears is speaking out again.

Yet it’s hard to ignore the timing: The tell-all arrived on shelves this week on the heels of Britney’s extremely publicized conservatorship battle. Ever since Britney’s explosive testimony about her 13-year conservatorship — where she revealed just how little control she had over her life or finances — the Spears family has been in the spotlight, with Britney going as far as to say that they should “all be in jail” for what they did to her.. The timing did not go unnoticed by Britney.. After Jamie Lynn promoted the book on Good Morning America last week, Britney accused her of using the conservatorship battle to sell books, ultimately sending her a cease-and-desist order citing “misleading” and “derogatory” comments.. For her part, Jamie Lynn has said she wrote the memoir to “honor her voice” and speak to the “pain” she’s felt “because that matters.” When asked how she believes Britney is doing now, Jamie Lynn said she “can’t really speak to anyone else’s state of mind.

” And the book makes clear that she has faced pain. it's her big sister and her lawyer.. In Jamie Lynn’s account, her father’s alcoholism loomed large over their family life, while she and her mother, Lynn, used to lash out at each other regularly, with things getting bad enough that she says she considered child emancipation. She claims that Jamie and Lynn loved the attention that came with having famous children and that the “power struggle” between the two parents intensified as their daughters became more and more successful. Freedman says it's rich Britney and her lawyer have attacked Jamie Lynn for mudslinging, claiming they took the high road. “We were a tight-knit family torn apart by money, distorted truths, and undisclosed personal issues,” she writes. Britney's. She also writes at length about her unplanned pregnancy in 2007, when she was 16.. Describing her relationship with her father, Jamie Spears, Jamie Lynn said his struggle with alcohol addiction gave her “anxiety,” often leading her to wonder whether she could trust him.

At the time, Jamie Lynn had just wrapped Zoey 101, the teen comedy she starred in on Nickelodeon, and she describes how, overnight, she went from a budding teen star to a “slut” in the public eye. It’s painful to read: Jamie Lynn recalls being hounded by so many paparazzi that she couldn’t buy her own pregnancy test, her doomed attempt to make her relationship with her ex work, and her decision to keep the baby against her parents’ and team’s wishes. she should have"slapped you and mamma right across your f***ing faces!!" And,"Whipped your ass. Yet her raw account of her own suffering makes it all the more jarring that she doesn’t extend the same compassion to her sister. The book is peppered with unsympathetic mentions of Britney’s mental health struggles in the 2000s, which Jamie Lynn refers to as sources of “embarrassment” for Britney." Freedman essentially says Britney has mobilized her fans to threaten the lives of Jamie Lynn and her family. Without more than a surface look at the context of what Britney was dealing with — her public divorce, her mental health and postpartum struggles, the tirade of paparazzi and unrelenting cruelty of the media — Jamie Lynn paints her sister’s behavior as “erratic,” “moody,” and “paranoid. Yes, Jamie Lynn talked about Britney’s conservatorship.

” At one point, she recalls Britney locking the two of them in a room together with a knife — an allegation Britney has categorically denied, writing that “only a scum person would make up such things about someone..” Meanwhile, Jamie Lynn wavers between portraying herself as an oblivious 17-year-old in 2008, the year the conservatorship went into effect, subsumed by her own difficulties, and as a guiding light in her sister’s life who helped “keep Britney’s emotional episodes hidden from the world.” Instead of denouncing the conservatorship that stole away her sister’s rights, she reiterates the Spears family narrative that it was for Britney’s own good, describing it as her father stepping up to “help Britney during her difficulties in the past couple of years. Freedman says it's ridiculous Rosengart didn't read Jamie Lynn's book before sending the cease and desist letter.” The contrast between this depiction and the way Britney has described her situation is striking. In her June testimony, the first time she spoke publicly about the conservatorship, Britney called the arrangement “abusive,” saying she didn’t feel she could “live a full life” because of it." Play video content "I WAS SCARED" ABC He says it was also disappointing to see the letter plastered all over the media, and says it's no way to resolve a dispute and try to repair damaged relationships. “Everyone has a voice and it should be heard,” she continued, saying that said did her best to open those doors for Britney, but it was up to her sister to “walk through the door.

She also alleged that she was medicated without her consent and forced to have an IUD, even though she wanted to have a baby. Speaking of her father, who was in charge of Britney’s personal life and finances until recently, Britney said: “He loved the control to hurt his own daughter, 100,000%..” (In a recent interview with Call Her Daddy, Jamie Lynn changed her tune somewhat, claiming that she tried helping Britney after she told her she wanted out of the conservatorship during a family trip to Hawaii, which likely took place in 2016. On Twitter, Britney has said otherwise, writing that Jamie Lynn’s loyalty is “still with the people that hurt” her the most and that her siblings did “absolutely nothing” for her until she made an Instagram post a year ago.) The harrowing abuses that Britney relayed in her testimony shook a global audience. Nor was I focused on that.

But they apparently didn’t rattle Jamie Lynn. In what might be the most insensitive chapter of the memoir, titled “My Testimony,” Jamie Lynn glosses over Britney’s account of injustice, reframing herself as the victim. She blames Britney for the “onslaught of hate” she says was directed at her following the testimony and suggests that Britney’s supporters have “incomplete” information, though she did not clarify further. In a memoir that purportedly doesn’t use Britney as a selling point, the name “Britney” appears some 315 times, according to Newsweek, with a sizable portion of chapters dealing explicitly with her conservatorship. Yet somehow Jamie Lynn never pauses to consider what 13 years of robbed freedom might have felt like for her sister. “I just, like, thank God that I, like, you know, thank God I stood up for myself and said exactly what I wanted.

It’s that repeated oversight that makes Things I Should Have Said such an uncomfortable and unsettling read. .