NASHVILLE (AP) — Jewel doesn’t mince words about her abusive childhood in her new book, and her father gave her permission to do it. Jewel writes about her father being abused as a child and then growing up to be an abusive father in her memoir, “Never Broken.” Jewel says she talked to her father before writing about it and he told her she had every right to discuss what happened. Jewel also outlines her estrangement from her mother, who was once her manager. Jewel says she knows her four-year-old son, Kase, will read the book one day, and she held some things back as a result, but she wants him to realize his mother had both setbacks and triumphs. “Never Broken” and the companion album, “Picking Up The Pieces,” are out now.