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Through the Storm - A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World
by Lynne Spears
Thomas Nelson
ISBN 978-1-59555-156-6
Published September 2008 - Hardcover - 211 pages - $24.99

I can't even begin to imagine the emotional trauma and invasion of the media the Spears family has endured over the last few years.  The paparazzi certainly has a lot to answer for, and in my opinion, should all be issued with restraining orders to keep at least 100 feet away from everyone.  Didn't they learn anything from the horrendous death of Princess Diana?  Now, Mrs. Spears's daughter Britney, suffered the brunt of the media onslaught, much of it her own doing, for whatever reasons, and subsequently and to a lesser degree, her other daughter Jamie Lynn.  I was keen to read a mother's perspective on her two famous daughters' predicaments, but she says that her book is not a "juicy tell-all" and "There's no dirt on my kids in these pages."  This is the story of the guilt one has as a parent; in this case, dealing with an alcoholic spouse, the support a mother gives to her budding star of a child, watching as your offspring venture out on their own, and the like.  It's also about never losing one's faith, especially during horrible times like when Britney's world came tumbling down, or when Jamie Lynn announced she was pregnant or when Mrs. Spears's sister Sandra endured cancer.  This is a heartfelt account of what it's been like to be hounded by pararazzi; the real story of what went on with Britney's admission to hospital (and more) and not what we read in the tabloids or see on television.  She certainly does dish on her daughters, but there wasn't any "dirt" as such.  It's a mother's look and perspective of the troubles and tribulations of her two famous daughters, as well as their upbringing and home life.
Conclusion - An interesting account of what actually went on.  A setting the record straight book.
I had to note the incorrect and annoying misuse of I and me as in "Jamie and I on our wedding day" photo caption (and many other captions in the book), and "so-and-so and I" instead of "me" - why is this so hard to get right?  Also, why the blatant error on page 211 of "Indiana" instead of Louisana?

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