Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books will publish Britney Spears's memoir, The Woman in Me, on October 24. The publisher called it "a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope."

Gallery senior v-p and publisher Jennifer Bergstrom and executive editor Lauren Spiegel acquired world and audio rights from Creative Artists Agency, with S&S Audio simultaneously publishing the audio edition. S&S's U.K., Canada, Australia, and India divisions will also publish the book simultaneously in those markets. Foreign rights have been sold to publishers in 15 countries.

"In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice—her truth—was undeniable and changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others," the publisher said in a reference to a 2021 hearing where Spears asked a Los Angeles superior court judge to end her 13-year court-ordered conservatorship. "The Woman in Me reveals for the first time her incredible journey—and the strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history," the publisher said.

"Britney’s compelling testimony in open court shook the world, changed laws, and showed her inspiring strength and bravery," Bergstrom said in a statement. "I have no doubt her memoir will have a similar impact—and will be the publishing event of the year. We couldn’t be more proud to help her share her story at last."