Part biography, part social history, Being Britney pieces together a collage of vignettes, stories, interviews, legends and fan experiences and amusing detours to construct a definitive portrait of the artist and her complex, far-reaching orbit. This unique narrative is the first to provide a sympathetic yet objective re-examination of Britney's cultural impact in the wake of major collective shifts surrounding feminism, celebrity and mental health.

'The unabashedly pro-Spears Bickerdike is on a...mission...to free Britney by restoring her reputation as a cultural icon...'[An] astute reckoning with modern celebrity.' - Victoria Segal, The Times

'...a well-researched, measured account about one of the world’s most recognisable singers...4 Stars.'
                         - The Sun

'A wild read' - The Guardian

'A great, thorough piece of work' - Pandora Sykes

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In September of 2022, Being Britney was featured as a question on the hit ITV show The Chase!