IUC World Exclusive: Christopher Heard’s Thoroughly Engrossing New Biography, Britney Spears: Little Girl Lost
Hollywood writer Christopher Heard needs no introduction, having penned highly acclaimed tomes on stars like Johnny Depp, Kiefer Sutherland and Mickey Rourke. His latest, on controversial pop princess Britney Spears, is another fine piece of revelations to add to Heard’s already impressive bibliography. In a nutshell, this book is neither dry nor slow reading. Through Heard’s eyes, we first sympathize, and then empathize with the the controversial pop star whose cash hunting family fights like Kilkenny cats for control over her empire during the most notorious emotional downfall pop culture has seen since Princess Diana.
Heard dished this exclusively to IUC: “With Britney what I wanted to explore was just how a hick kid from Nowheresville could set the record for the only female solo artist to have her first four albums debut number one on the Billboard charts…now, what interests me is her complete addiction to the paparazzi and to that kind of attention even though she claims to want to be left alone – she goes to the same Starbucks all the time and drives herself there knowing full well that at least thirty paparazzi would be following her there – she WANTS them to follow her – she NEEDS their attention, she cannot live without it.
“What worried me most was her misuse of the anti-depressants she is prescribed – she does not take them when she wakes up feeling good, she does not take her meds, which will ensure that she is always off kilter. No one seems to be telling her that she has to take these medications all the time to stabilize her. And the thing that fascinates me to no end is that she actually has less rights now under the conservatorship of her father Jamie Spears than she did when she was an eleven year old member of the New Mickey Mouse Club – her father is in control, in part, of all her assets yet that guy could not run a sandwich shop in Santa Monica without going under!”