There are a lot of reasons why singer, actor, fashion designer Jessica Simpson decided to write a book. One of the reasons was to be as honest with her fans as she could be, to be an Open Book without any secrets.
Another reason was for her children, specifically her 8-year-old daughter Maxwell Drew. While there are a lot of poignant moments that Simpson unpacks in this book, one of the first of those moments comes in the prologue.
Jessica Simpson Shares Conversation Between Her and Maxwell in New Book
As Simpson explained, her daughter is “her own girl” and it’s something she loves most about Maxwell. In the prologue, Simpson opened up about a moment she remembers while putting her daughter to bed where it hit her how fast Maxwell is growing up.
The mom of three also talked about a conversation she had with her little girl, a conversation she couldn’t believe she was having with her then 6-year-old. “A few months back, we were in the kitchen at lunchtime,” Simpson recalled.
“I gave her tomato soup and I asked her if she wanted some bread.” That’s when Maxwell responded in a way Simpson never expected a 6-year-old to respond.
“Bella told me bread makes you fat,” Maxwell told her mom “Maxwell, bread does not make you fat,” Simpson responded. “And I don’t understand why you would think about that.”
Maxwell told her mom that “Bella’s mom doesn’t eat bread,” but Simpson made it very clear that she could get bread and should enjoy eating it if she chooses.
“Oh good, because I love bread,” Maxwell told her mom. “You listen to what your mommy says. Don’t listen to someone else’s mommy,” Simpson responded as she put extra better on it before wondering how her 6-year-old daughter even knows what fat is.
The mom called the conversation a “wake up call” to make sure her daughter grows up loving herself and the body that God gave her.
As Simpson revealed, journals she has kept since she was a teenager are what helped her write this book. “It upsets me to read some of the things I said about myself. In the journals from 1999, I beat myself up about how fat I was before I even gave the world a chance to.”
From her start in the industry, all the ups and downs that followed, to her marriages and ultimately motherhood, Simpson covers it all and does so honestly. If you are looking for a very clear, relatable, and eye-opening look into Simpson’s life, pick up Open Book because that’s exactly what it is.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.