The #1 New York Times Bestseller
Includes six new songs by Jessica Simpson, available exclusively in the Open Book audiobook.
Performed by the author featuring her music throughout.
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.
Includes the songs “Heartbeat,” “Practice What You Preach,” “Sweet Temptation,” “Your Fool”(featuring Willie Nelson), “Party of One,” and “Free Will” by Jessica Simpson.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
As she readily admits in the early chapters of her startlingly honest memoir, Jessica Simpson boosted her fame by making herself the sexy butt of the joke. But even though she deliberately cultivated her image as the early 2000s’ hottest “dumb blonde,” the pop singer’s book—which was written without a ghostwriter—proves that she’s anything but stupid. Simpson drew on decades of her own journals to give an unfiltered account of a childhood spent trying to please adults, both at home and in the entertainment industry, and an adulthood defined by codependent relationships, addiction, and depression. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Open Book paints a compelling portrait of the celebrity’s complicated inner life (which she kept secret for a long, long time) and of how she got through the darkest times with the help of her family, friends, and faith. We were riveted by Simpson’s reading—and her courage in shattering the fairy-tale portrayal of celebrity we’re so often presented. Best of all, her audiobook includes six new songs: some of the catchiest, most heartfelt music she’s ever made.
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This book is genuinely authentic. I grew up in the Britney/Jessica/Christina era and while they all seemed fake to me, Jessica’s true spirit shines through this book. I can imagine it was tough to write her truths, but more so releasing it to the public. Her honesty is something to admire while her message to “be who you are” is resonated throughout. Although I encourage reading this, I most likely will buy the paperback rather than the audio. In the moments that were emotional, her “crying” voice (while I’m sure is raw and heartfelt) seemed unrealistic to me.
All-in-all, a good easy read.
Highly recommend: so open and raw
The entire time I listened, I was in flashback to the 90s/2000s mode- this was very enlightening to hear Jessica’s story during all the times the public got to know her as a pop icon. She shares her vulnerable heart, shines with her wit and charm, and includes such a relatable and encouraging narrative. Perfect for anyone that wants to “feel seen or heard.” That’s what she demonstrates so sweetly, and shows that there is so much more to everyone’s story than what people see/hear. Thank you for sharing your heart, Jessica!
I’ve always loved Jess, but this is the best ever.