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Two years after being freed from her father's guardianship, Us singer Britney Spears, 41, is about to tell the truth in a long-awaited memoir. Image Credit: AFP

Britney Spears’ ‘The Woman in Me’ remained the top-selling book in the US in its second week of publication, although the pace of sales fell substantially.

The singer’s memoir sold just over 132,000 copies last week, according to Circana, which tracks around 85 per cent of hardcover and paperback sales. The week before, ‘The Woman in Me,’ sold more than 400,000 physical copies.

Thanks to the popularity of the audio edition, read by Oscar-nominated actor Michelle Williams, ‘The Woman in Me’ is already a million seller, Gallery Books announced last week. Critics have praised Spears for a compelling account of her troubled life and career, with The New York Times observing that “It’s nearly impossible to come out of it without empathy for and real outrage on behalf of Spears.”

“I poured my heart and soul into my memoir, and I am grateful to my fans and readers around the world for their unwavering support,” Spears said in a statement released last week by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

No nonfiction release approaches the scale of J K Rowling’s final Harry Potter book, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ which came out in 2007 and sold more than 8 millions copies in its first 24 hours.