Episode 241 – Open Book

Open Book by Jessica Simpson

We continue Celebrity Memoir May with another wronged woman of the early 00s, Ms. Jessica Simpson. Annie Cardi, author of Red, joined us in righteous indignation on behalf of our favorite former Newlywed after reading her memoir Open Book. Listen to this episode while practicing your Dukes of Hazzard-style stunt driving.

Content warnings: Child sexual abuse, substance abuse, publicly being a woman in the early 00s.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: “Wait a Sec…Jessica Simpson’s Beloved ‘Cottage’ from Her Memoir Is Literally a Mansion (and J-Law Lives There Now!)” by Dara Katz

“Jessica Simpson is Selling Her Beverly Hills Home” by Maria Salova

“Jessica Simpson and Daughter Maxwell Poke Fun at Her Chicken of the Sea Mishap in New Ad for the Brand (Exclusive)” by Nicholas Rice

“John Mayer’s Dating History: Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Katy Perry and More”

“Jessica Simpson’s billion-dollar brand went bankrupt after she sold it — here’s why she ‘drained everything to buy it back’” by Jade Scipioni

“Jessica Simpson talks about being the target of fat jokes for wearing ‘mom jeans’: It ‘broke my heart'” by Suzy Byrne

Coming up next: The Discovery (Animorphs #20) by K. A. Applegate.

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