What’s Britney Spears’ opinion about a children’s book worth to you?
Over the weekend, one person coughed up $1,900 at Christie’s New York auction house to own the pop star’s childhood book report on “Raymond’s Run,” according to the AP. Auction officials had estimated the homework would bring in less than $1,000.
Written by Toni Cade Bambara, “Raymond’s Run” centers on a young girl named Squeaky, the fastest kid in Harlem, who teaches her older, mentally challenged brother to be a runner.
The book report is no doubt a precursor to the stirring “Letters from Britney” that are periodically featured on the singer’s website. In her most recent missive to her fans, Spears waxes poetic: “Cooking is kind of like motherhood. To be really good at it, you don’t need instructions. You kind of just go on instinct and what feels right … That’s why I’m dedicating this letter to my mom and all of the mom’s [sic] out there.”
Another example of epistolary eloquence, a two-page letter the late Kurt Cobain faxed to his wife Courtney Love while he was hallucinating, also sold for $1,900 at the auction.
Spears, 23, married backup dancer Kevin Federline, 26, in a private ceremony in September. Her latest album, “Britney’s Greatest Hits: My Prerogative,” dropped in November. thanks britneysmind.com