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    First Look: Britney's Mom Gets Dishy

    Lynne Spears, Through the Storm Thomas Nelson

    Lynne Spears' promised book has shaped up to be less of a parenting handbook and more of a juicy memoir of a Southern mother raising a pop star in the midst of paparazzi mayhem.

    Titled Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, the 272-page book published by Thomas Nelson—and to be released Sept. 16—is sure to be a page-turner.

    According to prereviews from Barnes & Noble, the book describes how Lynne was an ordinary mother changed by the success of her daughter Britney and how it pushed the family onto the worldwide stage. The book also promises to reveal a rarely glimpsed side of Lynne, her celebrity daughters, son Bryan and ex-husband Jamie.

    "The stories Lynne shares reveal the heart of a mother who struggles to keep faith at the center of her life through its many unexpected twists and serendipitous turns," the prereview states. The book retails for $24.99. 

    According to BreatheHeavy, a Britney fansite, the publisher says the book sheds light on much more, even touching on Britney's breakdown, Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy and the infamous Sam Lutfi.

    This is not Lynne's first foray into the publishing arena. She coauthored the novel A Mother's Gift with her daughter in 2001, way back when Britney's career still seemed like a family blessing.

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