For over a decade, Spears struggled under a restrictive legal conservatorship, hindering her despite her global fame. The memoir marks the first time Spears opens up in detail about the conservatorship.

“She writes very honestly and painfully in the book that the conservatorship was soul-crushing,” said Wendy Naugle, People magazine’s editor-in-chief, who offered exclusive insights into the book on “CBS Mornings.”

“I think this is her attempt to reclaim her own life and her own narrative, but … one of her goals that she told us at People was, she wants people to speak up, you know, to not be afraid. She hopes if any one person can find some guidance and in their own trials, this will really be worth it for her,” Naugle said.

One part of the memoir, which is published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS News’ parent company Paramount Global, delves into Spears’ transformation during the conservatorship where “she became this child robot,” Naugle said.

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