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Lynne Spears says she's no stage mother

September 10, 2008|From the Associated Press

The mother of Britney Spears says that the singer has overcome the tabloid nightmares of the last few years and believes that little by little her daughter is regaining her "glorious voice."

Lynne Spears writes of her famous child and her other celebrity daughter, Jamie Lynn, in "Through the Storm," to be published Sept. 16 by Thomas Nelson, a leading Christian publisher. The Associated Press obtained an early copy.

The 211-page book, which includes several pages of family photographs, tracks Britney Spears' life through her precocious early years -- she was singing and dancing by the time she was 3 -- through her explosive rise to her pill-addicted, near-tragic fall.

Lynne Spears describes young Britney as a confident, outgoing girl. Spears rejects the image that she pushed Britney into show business and writes that the singer was always focused on achievement and would constantly practice to the music of Madonna, Whitney Houston and others.

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