Open Book

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HarperCollins, Feb 4, 2020 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.

This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn’t want to lie.

Jessica couldn’t be authentic with her readers if she wasn’t fully honest with herself first.

Now America’s Sweetheart, preacher’s daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others, but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she’s never shared before.

First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. But now, instead of being talked about, Jessica is doing the talking. Her book shares the wisdom and inspirations she’s learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture cliché’s — “chicken or fish,” “Daisy Duke,” "football jinx," “mom jeans,” “sexual napalm…” and more. Open Book is an opportunity to laugh and cry with a close friend, one that will inspire you to live your best, most authentic life, now that she is finally living hers.

 

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I was a teenager during the beginning of Jessica Simpson’s career, along with fellow female pop stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Mandy Moore. I was never a fan of Jessica Simpson and ... Read full review

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Jessica Simpson and I have been BFFs ever since I spotted her shopping at my local mall and introduced myself. I mean, I haven’t spoken to her since but I’m sure meeting me affected her in a profound ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Prologue
Part
A Lesson in Survival
Singing My Life
Saved by Failure
Cheerleader Blues
Against All Discouragement
Going OffScript
Playing DressUp
Desire and Possession
They Let You Dream Just to Watch em Shatter
Return of the Southern Girl
Death by Mom Jeans
True Beauty
Part Four

Part
Taking Flight
Romeo and Juliet
Eyeshadow
Warning Contents Under Pressure
Flight Suits and Wedding Gowns
Into the Fishbowl
Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home
The Gilded Cage
Ill Fly Away
Part Three
Love Comes to My Door
Since Ive Been Loving
Lets Go Dancing in the Light
Ever After
Once Was Lost
But Now I
Birdie
Acknowledgments
Photo Section
About the Author Copyright About the Publisher
Copyright

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About the author (2020)

Jessica Simpson is a musician, actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist, producer, and bestselling author. In 2005, she launched the Jessica Simpson Collection, now a billion-dollar global brand and the most successful celebrity licensing brand in history. As Jessica’s inaugural book, Open Book debuted at # 1 in three categories of the New York Times bestseller list, became a unanimously critically acclaimed global bestseller, and was included in Time’s 100 Must Read Books of 2020 and Rolling Stone’s Best Music Books of 2020. She released six original songs on the audiobook and landed at #1 on the audio charts. The book is sold in more than one hundred and twenty countries. In December 2020, Jessica signed a multi-media deal with Amazon, that includes a new unscripted docuseries based on “Open Book,” and a new coming-of-age scripted series also inspired by the memoir, as well short form content. Jessica lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles, California.