Things I Should Have Said

Things I Should Have Said Summary

Now a National Bestseller!

In this intimate memoir, actress and musician Jamie Lynn Spears opens up for the first time, telling her unfiltered story on her own terms.
You’ve read the headlines, but you don’t know Jamie Lynn Spears. The world first met Jamie Lynn as a child star, when it was her job to perform, both on set and for the press. She spent years escaping into different characters on All That and Zoey 101. But as she grew up, faced a teen pregnancy, raised her daughter on her own, pursued a career, and learned to stand on her own two feet, the real Jamie Lynn started to take center stage– a raw, blemished, and imperfect woman, standing in her own power.

Despite growing up in one of America's most tabloid-famous families, Jamie Lynn has never told her story in her own words. In Things I Should Have Said, she talks frankly about the highs and lows, sharing what it was like traveling the world as a kid, how she moved into acting and performing herself, what life as a child star took from her, and the life-changing reality of becoming a teen mom. She talks about how she finally found love and how the mistakes she has made have taught her more than anything else. She also shares vulnerably about how the ATV accident that nearly took her daughter's life brought her back to her faith and caused her to reevaluate and redirect her life.
Frank, courageous, and inspiring, Things I Should Have Said is a portrait of a wife, momma, sister, daughter, actress, and musician doing the best she could to show up for herself and teach her daughters to have the courage to love every part of themselves, too.

Book Reviews


I love it!!!! Great job jamie Lynn . ♥️5 star

Well can’t put it down . That’s the kind of books I like. 🙂♥️55


It was ok3 star

She had some good chapters and some that sounded redundant. Britney wasn’t in it as much as the other reviews said. She does explain her part in the conservatorship which sounds minimal.35


Trash1 star



Unexpected2 star

This was a decent enough but not exactly what I wanted to hear. Lots of sugarcoating and smoothing over. A story seen with the blurry filter of privilege and opportunistic family members. Jamie’s story is decent enough but we were all waiting for the real juicy Brittany info which is severely lacking. A lot of glossed over issued using therapist speak and psychobabble. Disappointing to say the least.25


Not as bad as some say it is, but still has its problems.3 star

I decided to buy the book to see how it really was since I liked JL on All That and Zoey 101. I also wanted to give it a fair chance regardless of what people have been saying about it. I do that with any book, show or movie, so this was interesting to read to an extent. I do like of how she explains her fame as a child actress and how difficult it was and I really liked her explain her experience as a Teen Mom and her meeting husband, having her second daughter and the tragic Maddie ATV accident and how she went though with it (I wish the rest of the book was about this topic) That said, this book still has a fair amount of problems. She didn’t have to mention Britney that much. I get that she is her sister but mentioning her over 200 times is too much, especially if book only has 240 pages. She also had 0 reason to mention Alexa drama, especially if they made up beforehand. She also could’ve fixed some grammar issues. All in all, this book had potential to be great but instead it’s okay some decent parts but has some REALLY huge issues in it.35



Do not support a proven liar. DO NOT BUY OR READ THIS BOOK.15


Liar1 star



Brave and honest5 star

After being silenced her whole life and then cyber bullies trying to silence her again, but she bravely stood up for herself and shared many personal moments that will surely help others!55



Buying this book is supporting the same people that abused and trafficked Britney Spears for 13 years. This book is nothing but Jamie Lynn’s attempt at playing the victim when really shes a lying manipulative narrcist. Her book is full of lies and inconsistencies. This is her last ditch effort to make some money since she can no longer steal her sister’s money. Things I Should Have Said is trash just like the author.15

Dea Torres

Reads like a 13 year olds diary1 star

This is not a memoir. I felt like I was reading a 12 or 13 year olds diary 🤦🏽‍♀️. The book would have been ok if she wouldn’t have spend such a significant portion talking about Britney. Very Ill timed and insensitive considering what has just transpired in the sisters life.15

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