Open Book

Open Book

Jessica tells of growing up in 1980s Texas where she was sexually abused by the daughter of a family friend, and of unsuccessfully auditioning for the Mickey Mouse Club at age 13 with Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling before going on to sign a record deal with Columbia and marrying 98 Degrees member Nick Lachey.

Along the way, she details the struggles in her life, such as the pressure to support her family as a teenager, divorcing Lachey, enduring what she describes as an emotionally abusive relationship with musician John Mayer, being body-shamed in an overly appearance-centered industry, and going through bouts of heavy drinking. But Simpson ends on a positive note, discussing her billion-dollar apparel line and marriage with professional football star Eric Johnson, with whom she has three children.

Title:Open Book
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062899965
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    Open Book Reviews

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I feel weird giving this a star rating because it's a memoir bUT UHHHHH this was a fucking blast and now I'm going to go watch dukes of hazzard For Science...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Easily one of the best memoirs I've read, or had read to me. Between Jessica narrating her personal thoughts and the songs included in the tracks, it felt like I was having drinks with an old friend a...

  • Danielle

    Okay, I kinda feel bad, cause I would totally be the lady who’d call Jessica Simpson ‘Brittney Spears’. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m not one to ask for selfies though, lol. The only things I really k...

  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach

    Absolutely one of the best celebrity memoirs I have ever read. Every chance I had over the past two days I've spent devouring this book.Excuse me while I try to find old episodes of Newlyweds to strea...

  • Christy

    4 stars “Sometimes we are all so afraid to be honest with ourselves because we know that honesty will lead to somewhere.” I wrote this ten years ago. “Can fear walk us to something bette...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I loved this fracking book! I listened to the audio from my library and I’m glad I did as Jessica narrated it. I could her her voice shake at the sad parts and it meant much more to me. I could rela...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    Well believe the hype...this book is everything people say it is. This girl couldn't be any more honest if she tried...and I love her for it! It seems like when celebrities pen their memoirs they alwa...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook....library overdrive...read by JessicaI knew next to nothing about Jessica Simpson, ( singer, actress, fashion designer, author), ....but several people mentioned her book was good. I decide...

  • Tatiana

    2.5 starsI rarely read celebrity memoirs anymore, because more often than not they are money-grabbing tools of self-promotion sprinkled with headline-generating tidbits of juicy goss. I personally bel...

  • Jessica Woodbury

    The prologue and first chapter of this book are so good that I was legitimately thrown. It turns out they're the best chapters in the book, but if you're going to be really good somewhere that's the b...