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Take the Lead

Written by: Jessica Simpson
Narrated by: Jessica Simpson
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An inspiring and revealing essay about motherhood, self-acceptance, and overcoming the fears that hold you back by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Open Book.

“If I want to lead myself into something greater than yesterday, I have to surrender the things that scare me and hold me back.”

Jessica Simpson collected so much emotional baggage over the course of her life that she began to feel like she couldn’t carry anything else. She knew she needed to confront her fears. She made a to-do list for the life she wanted. No more struggling to please everyone else. No more dulling the pain. No more avoiding the scary stuff. From now on, she’ll focus only on the expectations she has for herself. With her inviting warmth and trademark intimacy, Jessica reflects on the example of her daughters and son, reclaiming her power and taking the lead in her own life.

©2021 by Jessica Simpson. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Too short to spend a full credit on

It was nice, I'm a fan of Jessica's, but was disappointed it was only 35 min long

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Clear, concise and practical

I loved hearing the inflections in her voice perfectly matched with what she was reading. Gives fantastic advice on letting go of fear. Great examples of how it applies to everyone individually. Easy to understand and very inspirational. I found it to be practical and something I can use in my own life. I recommend this book/essay for anyone who is facing a mountain in their life, or who is avoiding the mountain in their life. No matter how small or how big it is, this life lesson shows you, you can do it!

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  • iamkam
  • 2021-11-15

just not for me

just not for me. I really don't get into celebs lives. I don't know what I was thinking. I wish her well and she seems to be doing just that.

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  • acorley84
  • 2021-10-02

Heartwarming…TAKE THE LEAD on your own life!

I think you’ll find that if you read Jessica Simpson’s books, that you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the person your reading about. She portrayed to be this ditzy blonde early on in her career, but honestly that was just a facade. I LOVE the REAL Jessica Simpson!

I haven’t gotten an opportunity to read her first book yet, but I had a few minutes in the car and decided to jump into Take the Lead and really enjoyed it! It was uplifting and honest and just a little snippet of what Jessica is capable of as a writer. She dives into her thoughts about her fears, and parenting and being a mother, and sometimes the pressure of all of that! I loved it!

It was a super quick read, but uplifting and just what I needed at the time. Jessica Simpson narrated the book herself, and who better to read a memoir than the person writing it? Although narration isn’t for everyone and I’ve had an author that wrote the book also narrate it and it drove me crazy, but that is not the case for Take the Lead. Jessica was the PERFECT fit!

I am now super interested in reading her first book so I can’t wait to grab it and cozy up to it! Overall, thrilled that I listened to this! It really gave me some ideas and made me feel better about diving deep into myself…for ME…not for everyone else!

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  • Lady M
  • 2021-06-22

Didn't know what to expect

for as short as this was, I had no idea what to expect. I liked that it was narrated by Jessica simpson. it was a nice little snippet of a life lesson, a few little stories about Jessica and her family.

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  • Rachel
  • 2021-05-17

Amazing

I love her openness. I wish this book was longer. So inspirational. All I can say is Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-04-29

Awesome

Awesome. Jessica this is inspirational and powerful. Straight from the heart. ❤️I love your writings!!! Keep sharing your love and wisdom. The world needs your kind of genuine encouragement.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2023-01-05

Don’t waste a credit..

Entire credit for this crap… complete junk “book”. I read her first book and was ok.

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  • Lisa Larose
  • 2022-12-17

TOO SHORT Don't waste a credit

The story is good. The narration was great. I just wished it had been longer than 4 chapters! I wouldn't have wasted my credit! I would have purchased it instead. 4 Chapters?!?!? I feel ripped off! I need more Jessica!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-12-09

Well delivered and inspiring to all women

You can change your life by taking small steps. A journal is one way to let your feelings out. Truly inspiring and everyone can do.

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  • Mumof3
  • 2022-12-06

Give it a try

I have Audible and just figured I’d give it a try I had bought a Jessica’s book open book (when it came out still haven’t read it) but now I’m so excited to read it or listen to it!! This is uplifting and relatable! It’s life from her life and her struggles and a celebrity is showing she’s real. She bruises and she heals. We forget that when we look at their life on the screen! You got to give a try. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! ❤️

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  • bonbon
  • 2022-06-01

loved the 1st book... liked this essay too

Jessica pleasantly surprised me with both of her books...I had many helpful takeaways and appreciated her process, transparency and storytelling.