Jennifer Otter Bickerdike Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon


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'After years of being framed as a victim, Britney deserves to be celebrated as the fighter, inspiration and enigma she truly is.' - Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Part biography, part social history, Being Britney pieces together a collage of stories, interviews, legends and fan experiences to construct a definitive portrait of one of the biggest stars in recent history.

In her unique narrative, acclaimed music author Jennifer Otter Bickerdike provides a sympathetic yet objective re-examination of Britney's trajectory from girl next door to woman trapped by fame. Being Britney is the compelling account of a talented, troubled and talked-about modern icon, whose life, work and individual significance will be recognised for many decades to come.

About the Author

Professor Jennifer Otter Bickerdike is an authoritative name in the world of pop culture. Drawing on more than thirty years' industry experience, she brings a unique and informed perspective to the discussion of contemporary media and music.

An academic, writer, presenter and historian, Jennifer has authored several books on the topics of pop, rock, fandom and celebrity - most recently, the critically acclaimed You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico and the 2017 number-one best-seller Why Vinyl Matters: A Manifesto from Musicians and Fans.

She is a professor and global ambassador for the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Jennifer now lives in London with her husband, James, and their rescue dog, Alfie.

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