Open Book- by Jessica Simpson (Hardcover)

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Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.4 Inch (D)
Weight: 1.22 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Music
Sub-Genre: Individual Composer & Musician
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jessica Simpson
Language: English
Street Date: February 4, 2020
TCIN: 76919831
UPC: 9780062899965
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-9937
Origin: Made in the USA


Book Synopsis

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.

Review Quotes

Open Book explains what happened. . . It just feels nice that one of the pop stars from our teendom has delivered on the twenty-year-old promise they're just like us.--New York Times

memoir that spares no one, not even herself. . . Simpson breaks open the dam that is her personal history and the gossip surrounding her life, from the sexual abuse she experienced as a child to her alcohol addiction.--Los Angeles Times

[Simpson] makes a point of reflecting on her mistakes but is cognizant of the pressures and expectations that other put on her.--Washington Post

A no-holds-barred memoir. . . A journey through the thirty-nine-year-old's most challenging moments.--O, the Oprah Magazine

Captivating. . . In Open Book, Simpson's interior life is accessible and far more complex than her public performance as a relatable pp star.--Jezebel

Her excellent memoir is everything you could want. . . By the end, you marvel at her hard-won wisdom.--Rolling Stone

I kind of feel like we all owe her an apology.--Ronan Farrow

In her honest new memoir, Jessica Simpson strips away the glamour associated with the blond hair, the clothing empire, and the early 2000s radio hits. . . You'll see Jessica Simpson at her most authentic, relatable, and, yes, intelligent.--Glamour

Jessica Simpson gets very real.--Refinery 29

Mesmerizing. . . In 2017, something awoke in Simpson. She can speak honestly now. Is there anything else she wants to say?--The New Yorker


She's honest, genuine, unabashedly vulnerable, and she exhibits the same qualities in her writing.--Hoda Kotb, excerpt from NYT bestseller This Just Speaks to Me

Simpson's memoir contains plenty of personal and professional moments for fans to savor. An eye-opening glimpse into the attempted self-unmaking of one of Hollywood's most recognizable talents.--Kirkus Reviews

The singer, actress, and entrepreneur reveals struggles her fans never knew about. Simpson shares her truth like never before.--TODAY

Written with considerable hindsight. . . so revealing.--Buzzfeed

You may think you know Jessica Simpson. . . but it turns out there was a whole lot more going on than any of us knew. [Open Book] is a raw look into the lesser-known troubled side of her life, and how she still manages to see the positive side of everything.--Cosmopolitan

Achingly honest. . . [Open Book] is a thoughtful and intimate portrait of what it means to be a celebrity, and Simpson is unafraid to share the sometimes harrowing truths that often go undiscussed.--Time magazine
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
100% would recommend
8 recommendations

good read

5 out of 5 stars
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grammy2mcj - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Got this for my daughter and she really enjoyed the book. Easy read
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Great read!

5 out of 5 stars
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BGiger - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Was a great and easy read! Was my morning read with coffee.
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Great read!

5 out of 5 stars
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Ktorres - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great book! It felt like a friend writing me a letter. So open, raw, and honest. Very impressed!
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5 out of 5 stars
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Bryan91 - 2 years ago
I absolutely love this book, a true gem and must read.
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an addicting read

5 out of 5 stars
buyer - 3 years ago
very great book! It is very interesting and it will give you more than enough to make you keep reading it until you finish the book in 1 sitting. Highly recommend as she shares about her obstacles with alcohol, divorce, music industry and more. I plan on buying another book to give to my sister to read herself as well!
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DaniB - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is absolutely AMAZING! I have always been a HUGE Jessica fan and this book simply the best. I have not been able to tear myself away or set it down. Great job Jess! Thank you for sharing your smart and brave story! ❤️
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5 out of 5 stars
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Melanie l - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Sooo good! I really feel like I was friends with Jessica while reading this. She is a great storyteller. I kept wanting to read all 400 pages.
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1 out of 5 stars
dab - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
The book may be very good, but it was a gift for my daughter-in-law and I was supposed to receive a signed copy but did not. Target did refund my purchase and allow me to also keep the book, but such a great disappointment.
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Fantastic Book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jenna166 - 3 years ago
I loved reading this book! I never knew Jessica Simpson had a hard life. I’m so glad she is happy and enjoying her life now. Jessica Simpson did a great job writing this book about her life and finally making it in the music business! She definitely has one of the best singing voices out there! Whether your a fan or not you’ll love this book! The best part is Target had the signed edition of this book!
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Jessica .. a smart strong women.

5 out of 5 stars
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Nan O - 3 years ago
This is a terrific memoir of a very strong, talented women. She tells her story as if you are talking to a good friend. Through faith and humor she recounts all the obsticles she had to overcome to find her present happiness with her beautiful family. Open Book is a substantial book that I know you will love.
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