Britney Spears as... a novelist?(Read article summary)
Reports say the pop superstar is close to signing a book deal with an imprint of HarperCollins.
She’s been a pop superstar, an actress, a reality show star, and an "X-Factor" judge.
Britney Spears’s next title? Author.
According to early reports, the book would be a roman a clef, or a novel that would “incorporate fictionalized versions of her own experiences.”
It’s actually not Spears’s first book. The singer wrote “Britney Spears’ Heart to Heart” with her mom, Lynne Spears, in 2000, and “A Mother’s Gift” in 2001. This would be the first work of fiction for Spears, however.
With this new pending book deal, Spears will join a growing band of reality TV celebrities penning books, including the Kardashians and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of Jersey Shore. Spears’s plans are already being compared to TV personality and The Hills star Lauren Conrad’s 2009 New York Times bestseller “L.A. Candy,” about a girl who moves to Los Angeles and becomes the star of a reality show. Conrad has written two novels in the series since then, a surprise success for the reality show star.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised by the news. Spears has previously mentioned how important reading is in her daily routine. “Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about,” she once said, according to AOL News.
No word on when the new book will be released, but folks are already hypothesizing the storyline.
Writes the Washington Post’s Celebritology 2.0 blogger, “I for one am dying to read the story of a pop star who becomes wildly famous for her ability to sing with a python draped around her neck, stars on a B-grade UPN reality show with her dancer husband, suffers a severe breakdown that involves shaving her head, but then triumphantly bounces back and lands not just one, but two, 'Glee' tribute episodes devoted to her work.”
Husna Haq is a Monitor correspondent.