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2,0 sur 5 étoilesShould be listed as religious reading material
Commenté au Canada le 22 mai 2020
*Sigh*. I understand that part of Christianity, and most religions, is to try to recruit. But, there's hardly a page that doesn't reference religion or faith. There are glimpses of a very relatable person in there, but then the idea of who she'd like to project she is interrupts. If nothing else, she succeeded in reaching out to more people about her faith than her idolized cousin, Sarah. I don't doubt there'll be a follow up novel about how many lives she's changed and brought to Christ.
This book did not convince me that Jessica Simpson is smarter than she appears, which seems to be the line that many reviews are trying to sell. We’ve all seen enough semi-scripted reality TV not to think she really is the dumb blonde she played on her Newlywed show with her first husband, Nick Lachey. I assumed that was all an act. But there is little in this book to explain how she had the business smarts to build her multi-million dollar clothing empire. Saying her mom just picked out clothes she would wear is not sufficient. On the other hand, there are dozens of pages about following boyfriends who treat her like dirt, about endless parties, about drinking at 8 a.m. It’s sobering, in every sense of the word.
This book was fine. I read memoirs frequently and this was easy, light and happy. Despite Simpson feeling she was deep, it was not deep or emotion In my own opinion, but she was honest and transparent in her expression of feeling. I just felt that she maybe isn’t capable of writing in a deep way. She also doesn’t have a horrific or sad story to tell. It’s a story of the uprising of her fame. We got the impression she was/is a normal person (at least up until she talks about her spending, prices of things, rentals and brand names she owns). Some sections felt rushed and it lacked the sense of who some people are. In a movie, this would be character development. Her mother is barely mentioned, just happens to be a part of some minor stories.
I’ve always loved Simpson’s singing and fashion line. I wear her jeans and my baby daughter has some clothing as well. I admire that she makes affordable clothing for all sizes as well. I would have bought and read her book even if reviews were terrible because I admire her to an extent and have since I was 17. Although Simpson is far from an academic, the book will leave you thinking that Simpson is a kind person, filled with faith and compassion.
5,0 sur 5 étoilesI Wanna Love You Forever ~ and I always will
Commenté au Canada le 5 mars 2020
Jessica’s long awaited memoir “Open Book” was everything I wanted and so much more. I own both the print version as well as the audible version and listening to Jessica’s voice ~ the raw emotion as she read what she had written, gripped my heart and I just want to wrap my arms around her and comfort the incredible woman she is, like you would with a friend baring their soul. Her life has inspired me from her very first release of “I wanna love you forever” and I have be captivated ever since. Thank you Jess for sharing your inner most being with me (us) and for creating more incredible music that I absolutely love. Simply, “Thank You”. I’m so glad I was able to learn more and hear your version of life.
5,0 sur 5 étoilesSuper Surprised. This was a really interesting read!
Commenté au Canada le 21 décembre 2020
I don't know what I was expecting from Jessica Simpson's book, but I thought, you know, she really has gone through quite a bit even though she is still quite young and I've heard all the dumb blonde jokes about her, I was really curious about how she would write or rather, how she would tell her story and I was impressed. I really enjoyed this book. Stranger still, my husband read this book and he liked it too. He said he had no idea she had been through so much. He just knew her from the Dukes of Hazzard and was totally surprised by how much he liked it too. Worth the read definitely.
I was surprised at how well Jessica writes, how open she is, and how interesting her life story is. I couldn't put the book down. I found it very inspiring how she overcame childhood sexual abuse, body issues, and self-esteem issues which resulted in some very unhealthy relationships and her abuse of substances to numb the pain. It is a story of emotional courage and love - of God, her family and friends and ultimately of herself. I wish I had been able to read this when I was young. What a help and support It would have been.
I read a lot of reviews that said this book was amazing! I started reading it and it was okay at best. I mean there were some interesting stuff but the majority were things that were already in the news. Nothing really new and to be honesty, I felt like she came off a little stuck up and overly religious. I actually like her less after reading this book. I wouldn't recommending this book at all. It was a bit if a waste.
5,0 sur 5 étoilesEngaging look into Jessica's life
Commenté au Canada le 29 juin 2020
I loved this book and thought Jessica wrote her life story extremely well. She was raw and honest about her own perspective of her marriages and I'm glad I decided to purchase this. It was like reading the "inside scoop" but so much better. Definitely buy this if you were a fan of Jessica in the early 2000s, and consider buying it if you weren't a fan to learn a little more about her life.
I really like Jessica Simpson, I love her song “I wanna love you forever” and used to watch newlyweds all the time back when it was on MTV, so when I knew she had a book coming out I just had to buy it. This is a great autobiography that details so much of Jessica’s life, I think she shows us her true, raw emotions and draws you into her story. It is funny at times and sad at times. It is a book that I was unable to put it down and I was sad when I had finished it, just because I wanted to keep going. I highly recommended this book if you are a fan of Jessica Simpson. The only criticism I have is that the book does not have any photographs in it.
Such a raw and yet comforting story that allows you to see the truth behind a woman whose image has always been based on assumptions. Her faith in God and truth about her struggles have shined a light over her and revealed what a true model she really is. I could relate to so many occurrences and feel encouraged to be the strong woman she is. Loved this book so much
I remember watching Jessica on newlyweds years ago, and always liked her so was looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately it was a big let down for me. To be honest she comes across as a childish brat most of the time. When her parents were divorcing, she didnt appreciate the timing (cant really be helped, they are people too) and a lot of religious babble through out, then she goes on to get drunk most days, sleep around with various men, whines about her life, and at the same time flaunt how much money her company has made, whilst quoting prayers and flouting her christian faith, its hypocrisy really. Wish I could get a refund!