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The Woman in Me
The Woman in Me | Britney Spears
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The Woman in Me is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope. In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voiceher truthwas undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others. The Woman in Me reveals for the first time her incredible journeyand the strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history. Written with remarkable candor and humor, Spearss groundbreaking book illuminates the enduring power of music and loveand the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms, at last.
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Hillea2
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It is hard to review this book, I grew up such a HUGE Britney fan and it was hard to get a glimpse of how hard things were for her from her perspective. That said, it‘s only her perspective so I want to take some of these stories with a grain of salt. I‘m pulling for her everyday and will always be team Britney!

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Caroline2
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It feels awful to say I loved this because it‘s so heartbreaking. Michelle Williams does a hell of a job! I knew it was going to be sad but Britney does not hold back. It is a crime what her family and the paparazzi put her through. I can‘t stop thinking about it. As soon as I finished, I wanted to go right back to beginning and read it all over again!

KLyn1 I'm listening to on audio - almost done and I can't tell you how many times I've been shocked by what her family did to her. Dang!! 2w
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JenniferEgnor
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I was never a fan of Brittany‘s music, and I wouldn‘t have read this book had a friend not literally put it in my hand. But now that I‘ve read it, I‘m glad that I did. I remember some of the events she mentions in this book, when they happened; I remember seeing the photos on magazines everywhere. She went through a lot. A family that abused and exploited her as a child, as an adolescent, and as an adult. This book reads like a child wrote it.⬇️

JenniferEgnor Brittany‘s inner child is still there, and she just wants to be loved. She wasn‘t allowed to be a child, she was just exploited. That continued on into her adolescence. And when she was an adult, her father treated her like property. Her own person was stolen from her again. There is no shortage of misogyny within these pages. This is her story of what she went through, and how she came out on the other side of it. 3w
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kricheal
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Her story is very compelling. The whole child star industry is disgusting. #3 #2024

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TamTracy
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I loved hearing Britney‘s experiences from her point of view. So heartbreaking and infuriating all at once. The only issue I had was that it felt like teen Britney wrote the whole thing. I didn‘t feel like her thought process changed much throughout her life until she finally took a stand at the end. I definitely feel for her and loved the book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cupcake12 I‘ve just read this and really enjoyed it too x 4w
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keys_on_fire
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Media is about selling…doesn‘t matter if it‘s papers, books, music, movies…or people. I‘m not saying that Britney is an innocent victim, but that there were a lot of people who sold her out & made money off of her WAY before her family stole her freedom.

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TorieStorieS
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I must admit that this month‘s book club pick is not one that I would have picked up on my own… though familiar with Spears & her life from supermarket tabloid covers, I have never owned one of her albums or anything. And yet, somehow, this very quick read didn‘t actually contain much that I didn‘t already know… simply written, this gives voice to her life, hardships and heartbreaks but without real depth. Interested to hear what the group says!

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Morr_Books
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I am actually surprised that Britney's memoir was my favorite read of January, but it was definitely better than I had anticipated by a lot. #2024Bracket
@CSeydel

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Karons1
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Continued …… I‘m sorry to say for me I just didn‘t grasp it , I the the. Ghost writer has done her a huge disservice of playing on “childlike “ narration any how to most a very sad memoir where you now hope she‘s a free woman and can just live her life and enjoy the fruits of her labour and stick a finger up to the world who tried to bring her down

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Karons1
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Like the majority of people u have enormous respect for Britney Spears and how shockingly awful she‘s been treated by the media by the public by agents but most of all her own family ; some families where fame and money is involved are purely toxic, anyway she does rightly have a story to tell and put her point across but ….👆

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ncsufoxes
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Listened to this one over audio. It‘s incredibly sad to listen to all the Britney endured. From her traumatic childhood through her traumatic young adult life. It‘s good to know that she is free & able to make decisions for herself. I like many others saw the head shaving incident & had the wrong idea of what was really going on in her life. Hopefully she can continue to live her life on her terms & build her relationship with her kids. #bookspin

ncsufoxes Although the book isn‘t perfect I understand the rush for her to get her side of the story out. #nonfiction2024 prompt: Looking for Alaska (Britney was seen that chaotic girl, but sadly her mental health was on the decline & impacting her life) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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youneverarrived
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This was just really sad. For her family to treat her the way they did! Just kept thinking how different things could have been for her had she had a supportive family. She was in such a vulnerable place and had no-one on her side. Misogyny abounds. I‘d definitely recommend going the audio route with this. #nonfiction2024 (the handmaid‘s tale)

squirrelbrain It‘s really sad isn‘t it? 1mo
TheBookHippie Broke my heart. 1mo
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain that was the overwhelming feeling 😔 1mo
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Ladygodiva7
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The poor, poor girl!! Glad she got her life back!! Stay away from your parents, Britney!!

#snowflake #snowflakes #papersnowflakes

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mcctrish
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Cleaning my bathrooms while I listen to this. I‘d like to scrub the fuck out of all these people who were such shits to Britney. I admit I chuckled at some of her train wreck but I honestly had no idea her people would just let her fall so hard and do nothing.

Tamra Ok, this is an eye catching pic! 😂 2mo
mcctrish @Tamra I HATE cleaning bathrooms 🚽 2mo
Tamra @mcctrish for me dusting & mopping. 2mo
BethM As a woman who myself was knocked on my ass by postpartum my heart absolutely broke for how she was treated. No one can understand how scary of a mental place that is if they haven‘t been there. Then for the reaction to be oh she cray instead of let‘s get this brand new mom help is horrifying. 2mo
mcctrish @BethM there are so many levels of abuse here, it‘s outrageous and horrifying 2mo
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mcctrish
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More heavy listening while I do the things

BethM Loved it 2mo
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BibliophileLibrarian
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Reading this for college student book club! Learning a lot thus far!

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KristiAhlers
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This book sucked me in. It read as if she were sitting across from me telling me her story. I loved how we FINALLY get to hear her side of things. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
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Bookworm04
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Started this today 3 chapters in :) library hold and my other hold came in early to. So off went treated self to nice new cup , so can sit down with nice brew and read for bit.i got this arnald schwarzenegger - be useful (library hold) black and blue - james patterson (owned) and docters mistress daniel hurst (kindle) to keep me going for januarary. Library holds got till 29th jan lets see if can smash them out
i back to reading yay.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Enjoy!!! 2mo
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Bookworm04
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Started this today 3 chapters in :) library hold and my other hold came in early to. So off went treated self to nice new cup , so can sit down with nice brew and read for bit.i got this arnald schwarzenegger - be useful (library hold) black and blue - james patterson (owned) and docters mistress daniel hurst (kindle) to keep me going for januarary. Library holds got till 29th jan lets see if can smash them out
@TheAromaofBooks i back to reading

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Cupcake12
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#SundayFunday
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An eye opening read, waited for two months for the library book! There are always two sides to every story but there has to be admiration for this woman and what her family put her through.

BookmarkTavern The older I get, the more sympathy I have for her. 💖 Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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Staci
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I loved this book! Page 175 (the very last line) had the scariest line in the whole entire book. Chapter 36 shows how powerful people can be, and Chapter 47 was my favorite!

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kbuggle
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Of course I listened to the this memoir narrated by Michelle Williams in one day.

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kimmypete1
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I‘m really glad I read this. So much sadness, but glad she‘s not under the conservatorship anymore.

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CallMeIshmael
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While I truly admire Britney, I doubt she wrote this; the emotional depth seems lacking. I also suspect significant mental health issues , and I question the accuracy of her statements regarding the conservatorship. Having court experience, what she described wouldn't align with reality. It's a poignant tale, but I think her perception might be influenced by her mental health challenges.

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laurabilly13
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2️⃣ Finished this one in a couple of days, I can‘t believe what Britney‘s family did to her. Loved that we got a sense of her sense of humour. To start with I was a bit on the fence about this book, the style wasn‘t what I expected. But actually, having raced through it, I would recommend this book to my friends.

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Karons1
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Listening 👂 on Spotify whilst at work is that cheating for book 📖 spin bingo 😆x. X x x x
@TheAromaofBooks x x

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Kshakal
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I appreciate how raw and vulnerable Brittney was in this tell all… I hope that by sharing her story, it brings some sort of peace and closure so that she can move on and thrive. An interesting read for sure!

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Magpiegem
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More puppy spam because this is my life right now! (They are 4 weeks old and were complete surprises but I am currently mum to 3 boys and 7 dogs 😵‍💫) One thing about the little fur babies is that they give you a lot of audio book cleaning time. A LOT. I listened to this because I was intrigued and it made me very sad. It must feel very good to have her voice heard finally. It won‘t make it to my top 10 this year but it passed the time.

AmyG Yikes! But, very cute. 2mo
LeahBergen Those wee paws!! 🥰 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 2mo
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BookNAround So precious! 2mo
willaful Do adorably disproportionate! 😁 2mo
Tamra Oh good grief - I can hardly stand it! 😍 2mo
Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 2mo
batsy Oh gosh 😍😍 2mo
Magpiegem @Ruthiella that emoji actually looks like her! 🥰 2mo
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Vicki4
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A great book, how she grew up. Definitely a good read 📖

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Cupcake12
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A brave story written by a woman who really wasn‘t allowed to grow up. Britney discusses fame, motherhood and survival. I had no idea about what she had gone through and it was an eye opener.
It read like a journal and was written with emotion but I felt some areas needed more depth. A courageous woman who made some brave decisions. It would be interesting to see if she writes another book to see how far she has come with her recovery.

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RebL
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Idk much about BS, so this was a good entry point. The parts that stuck, of course, are the parts that butt up against my feminist sensibilities—like judgment around long hair. The Celebrity Book Club/Glamorous Trash podcast filled in some blanks for me. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/glamorous-trash-with-chelsea-devantez/id15...

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TheKidUpstairs
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I appreciate Britney's vulnerability in telling her own story, I hope it helped her find her voice and begin the healing journey. It really makes you think about how society and media treated Britney and her generation of starlets. She talks a lot about her grief and rage, and she has every right to those things and their expression.

The audio, read by Michele Williams, is so worth it. Much has been made of her reading Justin's greeting...

TheKidUpstairs ... of Ginuwine (and that IS funny), but its more about the genuine emotion she gives to her reading. She honours the story Britney wanted to tell. 2mo
Cupcake12 I‘ve just picked up my copy from the library. Hoping to start it tonight x 2mo
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vonnie862
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I was not a major fan of Britney but after being released from her conservatorship, I was interested in her book. I listened to the audio and highly enjoyed it. Though Britney did not read her book (her intro said she was too emotional), the narrator did a great job in conveying Britney's emotions. I am so happy that she is free.

#rushathon #wintergames #teamevergreen #candylandreadathon #bookspinbingo #winteratoz #littenlisten

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BarkingMadRead
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I had a very bookish Christmas!

Gissy So lucky you are to receive books today!
📚💚❤️💚I only receive books during swaps 🙁
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BarkingMadRead @Gissy most of these are from swaps! 2mo
Gissy @BarkingMadRead Amazing! 📚🤩 2mo
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Lizpixie
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Happy #JolabokaflodSwap Thank you @Teresereading (it was you right?)for my gifts! I‘ve been wanting to read this since it was released, a good trashy memoir is always fun! The chocolate looks lovely(I‘ve always wanted to go to Tasmania)& the notebook is so cute. Merry Xmas to you & yours😘♥️💚♥️💚

Thank you Chelle once again for organising what‘s always a fun swap. Merry Xmas!♥️💚♥️💚

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Amandakay
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Heartbreaking

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Julsmarshall
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This was okay, the voice and writing felt a little juvenile and it seemed really long even though it wasn‘t. Michelle Williams did a good job on the narration, but other than the couple of bombshells, there wasn‘t a lot of there there. Britney has certainly had a difficult life and is a hard worker and I wish her all the best. #BookspinBingo #dashingdecember @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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Floresj
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It‘s clear from the writing that Britney wrote this book. She‘s not perfect (and admits her faults and mistakes). However, her family and those around her who took advantage of her age, her acumen, and her body were constant and manipulative. Just like in Spare, the loss of freedom, fame, and public scrutiny on every action take a mental toll that is difficult for a teenager/ young adult to process.

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Shaaaannnn
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I found this read incredibly infuriating. What was done to Britney is unfathomable and it is a miracle to me that she made it out. As a 90‘s kid, I absolutely loved her and her music growing up. Thus,I loved reading her viewpoint of it all. 🤍🤍🤍 In the words of Chris Crocker, LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE. Like for real.

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marleed
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For 2023 I‘ve embraced my reading fact of suffering book FOMO. Seeing so much about this audio my hold started at 1,278 of 205 copies with 1,000+ holds behind me by the next day. It was worth the wait. I‘m glad I experienced the audio since the writing itself was, ehh, even though her story/voice matters. Michele Williams‘ narration gave Britney a layer of protection that, good lord, this woman deserves because her family was horrible to her.

Cupcake12 I‘ve just picked this up from the library today x 3mo
marleed @Cupcake12 Britney came to fame while I was still popping in Raffi cassette tapes for my kids so I missed her era, but I‘m glad I read (audio‘d) it this to get her perspective. I‘ve seen some of her instagram posts and the trauma she endured from her family isn‘t understood through those postings. I‘m on the fence about Timberlake - hard to rise to fame like that at 20 and do it with grace and maturity. 3mo
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Breanne1
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The writing is not strong (at all) but I am really happy she had the opportunity to tell her story on her terms.

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rachelk
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I don‘t think this is a phenomenal autobiography but after everything she went through, fans surely must appreciate hearing her story (especially regarding the conservatorship) from her point of view. It seems like she was mistreated by everyone from her family to the media due to a combination of sexism, her emotional vulnerability and the money that could be made off of her.

The book ends with her doing well. I hope she still is.

Kerrbearlib It was great to hear her story from her point of view. 3mo
rachelk @Kerrbearlib There is so much interest in her story — I read that Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Reese Witherspoon all want the rights to adapt this book into a movie. 3mo
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Cathyloves2read
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I did the audio version of this book. I can‘t say it was a bad story. After all, it‘s someone‘s life story. It is what it is. I also can‘t say I learned anything new about Brittany after reading this. It seems that she was pretty open about everything as it was happening. As far as her and Justin are concerned, this is her version of the story. I‘m k not saying it‘s not true, but there are always 2 sides.

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Preciouz29
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Interesting read.

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thebacklistbook
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This book was one I checked out just to have something to listen to. It was very informative about the suffering she has been through.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Ummmmmmm 🙊🙉 !! Is this bad?!?! Asking for a friend!! 😂

AllDebooks My eldest loves it. I love that you can guarantee someone says 'wheels up in 15' every bloomin episode 😅 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AllDebooks yes!!!! I think I‘ve seen every episode multiple times! 3mo
dabbe I'm guilty as charged! Though when I started having nightmares over some episodes, I dialed it back a bit. 🤩🤣😍 3mo
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CocoReads And when I was laid up with my knee injury I spent every night and most of the day on the couch dozing to dateline. Nothing wrong with with that! 3mo
AmyG Seinfeld 🤚🏻 3mo
TheBookHippie I‘m over here in Gilmore land … 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dabbe yeah it can get really creepy!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CocoReads agreed!! 🙌🏻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG we rotate through Seinfeld, Friends, Big Bang, and HGTV! 🙌🏻 3mo
Larkken I mean, what else is there to do every night? 🙃 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Larkken for real!! 😂 3mo
monalyisha A little (or a lot of) Matthew Gray Gubler is never a bad thing! 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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So I decided to read this one really quick! Curiosity and everything 😹 the writing is not great, but I‘m told that I will understand things more clearly after reading it. We will see! Have you read it??

brittanyreads I finished it in a couple days. You're right, the writing isn't the best but the story is shocking and heartbreaking nonetheless. I think it was worth the read 👍 I hope you do, too; 😁 3mo
Kappadeemom I agree! She‘s a bit spacey but you will really really really see her parents in a different light. 3mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I listened to it, I kept hearing rave reviews about white Michelle Williams work on this, and it honestly was so good I didn't notice the writing, it felt like you were sitting with her while she told you her story. I flew through it and had a lot of feelings about all the people around this poor woman. 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BrittanyReads yes! I had no idea what she went through! So sad 😭 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kappadeemom you are so right! They are horrible! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ChaoticMissAdventures I felt like I was reading her diary… so heartbreaking 💔 3mo
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