Britney's mom intends to tell the "truth"

Lynne Spears's collaborator on her upcoming memoir says the book will shed new light on the troubled Britney Spears. "It's the truth, but it's based in love," says the co-author, who considers Lynne "a mother and a grandmother to her core. She loves her children and her grandchildren with just enormous devotion. Spears's 200-page memoir is to be published next Mother's Day by Nashville-based Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson. "Lynne, first of all, is a wonderful person," says her collaborator. "She is one of the kindest, most decent people, and very down-to-earth. People would be amazed at how normal she is, but she's living in this sort of surreal life at the same time... One thing I do want to make clear is that she's not a stage mom. People are so accusatory toward her and so judgmental of her, and it just drives me crazy because I know the real her." The pair have been working on the memoir since March.