Open book is the gift that always passes on. Jessica Simpson added several diary entries to the paperback edition of her headline-grabbing memoir and shared diary passages about her divorce from Nick Lachey, being body embarrassed and so much more.
The 40-year-old musician’s Open Book was originally published in February 2020. The new edition also includes an additional introduction that Simpson wrote in November 2020.
“Part of me didn’t want to finish the book because I knew I would miss you,” she wrote. “I didn’t know it was the beginning of the conversation.”
The fashion designer had extensive encounters with readers, including a woman who experienced sexual abuse similar to that of Simpson as a child. After getting visibly emotional when signing in front of Simpson and her eldest daughter Maxwell, the actress had to tell her 8-year-old that she was inappropriately touched by a family friend as a child.
“‘Well, in the book, mom talks about when she was a little younger than you …’ I paused. This had to be the time for our conversation.” I had problems with someone touching me in an uncomfortable way “she recalled in the paperback.” ‘Oh, that’s so sad, mom,’ she said. “
After Maxwell said, “This is not going to happen to me,” Simpson became real, “We don’t want it, no,” I said. “And if it ever happened, I want you to tell them to stop right now and tell Daddy or me.”
Simpson and husband Eric Johnson are also parents of son Ace (7) and daughter Birdie (2). The two married in 2014, eight years after she finalized her divorce from Lachey, 47.
Simpson not only wrote about her marriage to the boy band member in Tell-All, but became open about her relationships too Johnny Knoxville, John Mayer and Tony Romo.
“None of these men turned to me, and I didn’t expect it,” the singer told us, “I think I’m in love with you” after the first publication of the book Weekly. “You all know these stories, so I don’t think this came as a surprise to any of them.”
The paperback edition of Open Book is available now.
Scroll through the biggest revelations from the journal entries and intro: