Dyslexic Jessica Simpson Reads Aloud without Hesitation for the First Time
Singer and fashion designer Jessica Simpson opened up about her battle with dyslexia as she celebrated a stunning achievement of the audiobook recording of her memoir, "Open Book."
Apple Books named singer and fashion designer Jessica Simpson's audiobook recording of her memoir, "Open Book," as one of the year's best audiobooks.
Simpson took to her Instagram page to appreciate Apple Books for the recognition and respect it accorded her audiobook. She said her ability to turn her fears into wisdom had been a soulful journey.
Jessica Simpson at Rolling Greens Los Angeles on February 22, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images
Simpson further said she appreciated the power of the praise with all of her heart. The 40-year-old went on to highlight her struggles with dyslexia in the later part of her appreciation post.
She revealed she has dyslexia and that her audiobook recording was the first time she ever read aloud without hesitation. Simpson ended her caption by writing:
"I did it for the listener. I did it for my family. I did it for myself."
Apple Books responded to her post with a red heart emoji comment while some of her friends and fans also reacted. One fan said they cried while reading and listening to her audiobook and memoir.
A second fan said "Open Book" is her favorite audiobook, while a third fan said they voted for the memoir on Goodreads. Another fan said the audiobook makes for a good listen.
In the book, the singer revealed for the first time that she was sexually abused as a young girl.
This is not the first time Simpson's memoir will be highly recognized. In November, the singer shared another delightful news with her fans when she revealed "Open Book" made it into the Time list of 2020's Must-Read Books.
Taking to her Instagram page, she thanked Time for the recognition, saying it was unbelievable. Simpson ended her appreciative post with a quote by Albert Einstein, writing:
"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous - Albert Einstein 11/11 ?."
Her fans also felicitated with her on the remarkable achievement, saying she deserved it. Simpson's memoir comes packed with so many revelations as she documented her life from her days as a child to her rise to fame.
In the book, the singer revealed for the first time that she was sexually abused as a young girl. Following the sad event and the emotional pain and other stressors that followed, Simpson started self-medicating with stimulants and alcohol.
Simpson's dependency on drugs and alcohol prompted her doctor to tell her that her life was in danger and that she was killing herself with all the pills and the drinking. The star became sober in 2017 and has not drunk since then.
The star is married to former NFL player Eric Johnson. The couple tied the knot in 2014 and shares three children, Maxwell Drew, 8, Ace Knute, 7, and Birdie Mae, 1.