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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
Jen On Britney
Jen in The Latest: ‘In some ways, it’s not about Britney at all.’
Jen in The Face: Britney Spears shows that celebrity wild child rehabilitations are conditional
Jennifer Otter Bickerdike On How Fans Helped End Britney Spears' Conservatorship
Author Jennifer Otter Bickerdike says, 'we do not know the real person behind the brand that is Britney.'
Britney Spears may be free from her conservatorship but she also really needs a rest from the public glare
How Britney Spears helped expose the war over women’s bodies in America
Britney Spears vs Christina Aguilera: why it’s time to re-examine one of pop-culture’s biggest ‘rivalries’
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