Britney: Inside the Dream Paperback – 27 May 2010
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“A balanced and perceptive ride through the highs, the lows, the squeaky clean and the toxic.”
About the Author
STEVE DENNIS is an acclaimed ghost-writer who usually collaborates with celebrities on autobiographies.
The Times has said that the energy of his story-telling cannot be faulted.
Britney: Inside the Dream is his sixth book, but his first biography. His work alongside celebrities in the spotlight means that he brings a rare and fresh perspective to this American saga.
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As such, it may be inevitable that the book will tell any reasonably clued up Britney fan a lot of things they already knew. However, that doesn't mean it's not worth their time or anyone else's - what is unique to this tome and makes it stand out amongst the ranks of unauthorised biographies is that Dennis makes it a very psychological exercise. The book includes many comments from a qualified psychologist theorising on the events of Britney's life and the human explanation behind her actions. In light of her well publicised breakdown and resurrection from the ashes, this may well be of interest not just to fans but to anybody who is at all interested in celebrity culture and how stars rise and fall (and in Britney's case, rise again). This is a book that will make you rethink everything you saw in the tabloids and see it in a fresh light.
To the book's credit, it doesn't address the reader as if they are a fan who will know everything or as a trained psychologist who can have tons of jargon thrown at them. The prose is very readable, and he takes pains not to point fingers or assign blame. Neither Britney nor the other players in her life are demonised or put up on pedestals, and he is careful to present both sides of the story where the truth is in dispute. That said, as a fan I did spot a number of pretty basic factual errors (particularly dates and correct sequences of events).
More importantly, it has to be rembered that this is an unofficial book and as such, he's going on a lot of educated guesswork here.Read more ›
As the book lays out the history of Britney's parents I was stunned to see how much information about Jamie Spears was left out on other books. His demons were scrutinized, analyzed, and dissected. It became evident from getting to know more about Britney's parents that she suffered emotional trauma at a young age. Being born into a dysfunctional family can never be easy. Her escape was her performance, her singing and her dancing. From the history of her parents and early childhood, the book mentions Britney's first love, first kiss, loss of virginity, and wild party nights.Read more ›
The book pretty much traces Britney's professional journey from early childhood, exploring lesser known personal griefs of the star that may or may not have been a big contributing factor to that famous deterioration of the star that the whole world watched in 2007. There is a chapter at the end about the 'Circus' era but for the most part this book only channels the development of Britney up to that point.
Generally Steve Dennis portrays Britney very positively and sympathetically throughout. As a fan I especially enjoyed his style and knowing the professional journey of Britney very well I can reinstate that the theories are very logical.
Definitely a must for a Britney fan. I would also imagine this a great asset for anyone researching or writing a paper on Britney.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. Such an interesting read just goes to prove the roller coaster of stardom is very damagingPublished 11 months ago by Victoria Judge
I was 9 years old when Britney Spears burst onto the scene with "...Baby One More Time" in 1999. I, like many others, was instantly fascinated with this girl, and it wasn't long... Read morePublished on 12 Aug. 2013 by Deborah-K
I got this book as a present as i'm a die hard Britney fan and i loved it! It was a fasinating read. xxxPublished on 28 Dec. 2010 by Mrs. J. Sambrook
THIS WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT FOR MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER WHO IS 12 YEARS. SHE HAS ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK AND SAID IT WAS EASY TO UNDERSTAND.Published on 10 Jan. 2010