Lynne Spears details her famous daughters Britney's and Jamie Lynn's highs and lows in her new memoir, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.Despite her family's troubled last few years, Spears says that even knowing what she knows now, she would still let her girls pursue their dreams of stardom. She tells People Magazine , "I think you have to let them follow their dreams," adding, "I think it would be worse in the end if you didn't." In her book, Spears admits that she wasn't a perfect mother and regrets not listening to her gut. "Every mother makes mistakes," she writes, "and I'm no different." Spears admits that the toughest time in her life was after she discovered last that then-16-year-old Jamie Lynn was pregnant.Though her elder children, Bryan, 31, and Britney, 26, have not read or commented publicly on the memoir, Jamie Lynn loved the book. Lynne told People, "I started to cry because I told her, 'I wanted so much for you to like it.' And ...
Was Lynne Spears' book, Pop Culture Mom, "delayed indefinitely" because of 16-year-old Jamie Lynn's pregnancy bombshell? That conclusion was drawn by those pegging the book as a "guide to parenting," a topic she now would seem especially ill-equipped to comment on. But Spears' publisher is trying to set the record straight, telling TV's Extra, "The media have inaccurately reported that [it] is a parenting book... but it's simply not true."Instead, Pop Culture Mom is officially described as "a memoir and a warning," "a much-needed corrective to a world obsessed with the wrong priorities," and "a window into the real-life world of fame and worldly success, including the toll it extracts from some who aspire to it." Ooh, I know what Ausiello is getting next Christmas!Related: Jamie Lynn Spears Pregnant at 16: "It Was a Shock," Says Britney's Sis