updated 08/11/2008 AT 3:25 PM ET
•originally published 08/11/2008 AT 3:40 PM ET
Lynne Spears’s much-discussed new book is due out Sept. 16 – but the cover was unveiled Monday.
Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World is a memoir, describing Spears’s “story of what it was like being a mom and raising two very famous people,” a spokesman for publisher Thomas Nelson told PEOPLE in June. The tome will not be a parenting guide, as many had expected.
Spears’s memoir was intended for publication earlier, but was put on hold after daughter Jamie Lynn got pregnant. (Jamie Lynn Spears gave birth to daughter Maddie Briann in June.) Said the publisher at the time: “Lynne never stopped working on it because she wants to express her love for her children and tell their stories through a mother’s eyes.”
– Brian Orloff