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Uninteresting and Poorly Written,
This review is from: Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World (Hardcover)
I'm glad Lynne Spears did not write a tell-all book about her famous daughters. But what she did write is incredibly uninteresting. A whole chapter on who her girlfriends are? I don't care; do you? Skillful writers have written compelling memoirs about their families without violating privacy. Unfortunately, Lynne Spears is not a skillful writer, nor does she claim to be, and she didn't have a skillful co-author. The book is poorly organized and disjointed. The numerous grammatical mistakes are so glaring as to be distracting. Thomas Nelson publishers did a real disservice to Spears by releasing such a sloppy product.
Apart from the construction mistakes, Spears stated purpose for writing this book--to show her children how much she loves them--doesn't ring true. It seems the book was written to justify her parenting style and the mistakes she's made. It would have been refreshing had she just said so. I can completely understand why she would want to defend herself in print. She's taken a lot of hits in the press and on TV. I think a much more interesting book would have been Through the Storm: A Misunderstood Mother Speaks Out.