Open Book

Open Book

by Jessica Simpson

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062899965
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 15,054
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Prologue 1

Part 1

1 A lesson in survival 13

2 Singing my life 35

3 Saved by failure 55

4 Cheerleader Blues 75

5 Against all discouragement 91

Part 2

6 Taking flight 105

7 Romeo and juliet 123

8 Eyeshadow ABS 135

9 Warning: contents under pressure 155

10 Flight suits and wedding gowns 165

11 Into the Fishbowl 179

12 Success has made a failure of our home 197

13 The gilded cage 213

14 I'll fly away 225

Part 3

15 Going off-script 245

16 Playing dress-up 253

17 Desire and possession 267

18 They let you dream just to watch 'em shatter 275

19 Return of the southern girl 291

20 Death by mom jeans 305

21 True beauty 321

Part 4

22 Love comes to my door 331

23 Since I've been loving you 347

24 Let's go dancing in the light 363

25 Ever after 369

26 I once was lost 375

27 But now i see 387

28 Birdie mae 395

Acknowledgments 402

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