Read-Alikes for ‘The Woman in Me’ by Britney Spears | LibraryReads

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears (Gallery) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award–winning pop star Spears offers a moving memoir that recounts stories from her career and personal life, including plenty of bombshells and the trauma she experienced during her conservatorship.—LJ Reviews

Paris: The Memoir by Paris Hilton (Dey Street)

Hilton, the great-granddaughter of Hilton Hotel founder Conrad Hilton, was a media personality often derided as “famous for being famous.” She was a 1990s party girl who became a fixture on the NYC social scene. She eventually landed a reality series, The Simple Life, with her best friend and fellow socialite Nicole Richie. That led to Hilton becoming the butt of jokes, including SNL skits, then an ex betrayed and traumatized her by leaking a sex tape. Her first book, Confessions of an Heiress, published in 2004 at the height of her fame, was more tongue-in-cheek than revealing. Now 42, Hilton candidly reveals new details to let her fans know more about her life in the past and who she really is now. For example, she writes about her ADHD diagnosis and a date rape. She also tells readers that her teenage rebellion caused her parents to send her to correctional boarding schools, where she spent two horrific years enduring verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. Now a successful DJ, teen advocate, wife, and mother, she shares her story with the hope of helping others. VERDICT Hilton’s fans and supporters, along with readers interested in pop culture and books by celebrities, might request this one.—Rosellen "Rosy" Brewer

More Myself: A Journey by Alicia Keys (Flatiron)

Readers of Keys’s memoir will be inspired by the singer’s achievements: She began writing music at 12, signed with Columbia Records at 15, and went on to win 15 Grammys. But her voice truly comes alive when she discusses the power of music as both a form of protest and a unifying art.—Lisa Henry

Open Book by Jessica Simpson (Dey Street) 

Pop star Simpson uses the journals she has kept since the age of 15 to explore trauma, anxiety, addiction, and struggles with self-confidence—and, ultimately, to uplift her fans. This is a revealing memoir, told with humor and heart.—Lisa Henry

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