KEY POINTS

  • Jamie Lynn Spears has announced the upcoming release of her book
  • “Things I Should Have Said” is set to release in January 2022
  • A portion of the proceeds from the book sales will go to nonprofit This Is My Brave

Jamie Lynn Spears is sharing details about her upcoming tell-all book amid her older sister Britney Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle. 

The 30-year-old actress-singer took to Instagram Monday to post a photo of herself rocking an off-white ensemble while sitting on a white couch. In her lengthy caption, the “Zoey 101” alum opened up about her upcoming memoir, “Things I Should Have Said,” which comes out early next year.

“I can’t believe I finally finished writing my book!!! ‘Things I Should Have Said’ has been in the works for quite a longggg time now. Back In 2017, after Maddie’s life-changing accident, I felt a strong conviction to share my story, but there was a lot of personal work and healing that had to happen before I could share my truth the proper way,” Jamie Lynn wrote, referencing the ATV accident that almost killed her then-8-year-old daughter. 

She continued, “I’ve spent my whole life believing that I had to pretend to be perfect, even when I wasn’t, so for the first time I am opening up about my own mental health, because this process challenged me to have to be painfully honest with myself, and face a lot of hard things, that I normally would have just glossed right over, like I was taught to.”

Jamie Lynn went on to say that there is so much more in life that she needs to learn to do. However, writing the book gave her the closure she needed as she marked the third decade in her life. She also hopes that people “who forgot their worth” would learn from it. 

The “Sweet Magnolias” star concluded her post by sharing that a portion of the proceeds from the book’s sales will be donated to This Is My Brave, a nonprofit organization that seeks to encourage open conversations about mental health struggles. 

Prior to her announcement about her book, which is due out in January 2022, Jamie Lynn faced backlash after Worthy Publishing indicated on its website that she was releasing a book titled “I Must Confess: Family, Fame, and Figuring It Out,” which seemingly referenced her 39-year-old sister Britney’s iconic song, “…Baby One More Time.”

Barnes & Noble published the same information, but it was later removed. Worthy Publishing also issued a statement saying that the information it shared online was “incorrect and incomplete,” according to Entertainment Tonight

Meanwhile, Jamie Lynn’s book update came days after Britney seemingly called out her sister and the rest of her family in a cryptic post, which featured an image of a woman hovering over another lady lying on a mattress. 

“This picture is everything to me!!! It makes me want to cry ... she’s saving her divine feminine sister!!!! I suggest if you have a friend that’s been in a house that feels really small for four months … no car … no phone … no door for privacy and they have to work around 10 hours a day, 7 days a week and give tons of blood weekly with never a day off … I strongly suggest you go pick up your friend and get them the hell outta there,” the “Toxic” songstress captioned the post.

Britney has been making headlines for years amid her legal battle with her dad, Jamie Spears, over her conservatorship. On Sept. 29, the pop superstar secured a victory when L.A. County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny suspended Jamie from his role as conservator of her estate, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jamie Lynn Spears ACMs Jamie Lynn Spears at the 2015 ACM Awards. Photo: Reuters