February 9, 2020

Open Book - A Memoir

Open Book

Open Book by Jessica Simpson

Narrated by: Jessica Simpson 👍💓💋
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins Unabridged Audiobook
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When it felt like Jessica Simpson had walked off the face of the earth hiding behind alcohol. she's back writing her autobiography. Good gracious! If anyone's life is worth living, it's hers. I mean she's managed to live through so much and come out holding her head up high. I have a much deeper appreciation for her after reading her book. I mean God loves her and so do I.

She's in grade 8 and a cheerleader. Her boobs are a size D cup already! She was bullied by some girl saying Jessica touched her inappropriately which wasn't true. She just took Jessica's story about being sexually abused by her parent's friend's daughter. Everyone thought she was a lesbian.

She talked about her life with Nick and behind the scenes of The Newlyweds. Her love of working on the set of the Dukes of Hazards as Daisy Duke and her attraction to her co-star Johnny Knoxville. Her marriage was falling apart on the pinnacle of her career.

Whatever you are going through, the sun will come. After her marriage to Nick was over and they got a divorce, she moved into a gated community in Beverly Hills and bought a mansion of her own. She called it the Hansel and Gretel home.

She was 25 and wanted to have fun. She told her dad she would make the money she paid Nick Lachey after her divorce, back, and billions she did make. It happened that her mother noticed every time Jessica wore something, it sold out, so they embarked into the fashion business. Shoes are a big commodity. She dated John Mayer on and off again and is still writing songs and making albums. It was then she started to drink. She had nothing good to say about John Mayer lol.

Her hit song I Belong To Me released.

Then she dated an athlete, Tony Romo and wrote Come on Over and You're My Sunday. She could make the music she wanted with the benefits of the Jessica Collection. I was just happy to see her clothing line available at Winners and that it was affordable!

She developed body dysmorphia after being humiliated with pictures of her in mom jeans (Death by Mom Jeans) even though she was a size 4 because everybody wanted to see her in daisy duke shorts forever. She'd become a punchline for weight jokes. She met Isabelle Caro who battled with anorexia and died at age 28 making the docu-series The Price of Beauty

Providence may have put the 6-ft Eric Johnson and Jessica together in 2010. Jessica always had faith in Jesus Christ and God was always there for her through thick and thin. Her drinking and her parent's divorce. If there is anything I want to take away from listening to her story, it is her habit of writing and keeping a prayer journal. I also didn't know that she moved into Ozzy Osbourne's house to make room for her growing family.

I hope she can make music again whenever she's ready. I wish her and her family all the best.

February 8, 2020

Damsel - A twisted and dark fairytale



by Elana K. Arnold
Narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden
Audiobook: 7 hours
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After ripping his heart out of his chest she ought to have said: Fuck you I'm a dragon!

This book was most likely written to mimic and ridicule a world dominated by men who think they have the upper hand over the weaker sex like they are nothing but a vessel. Hmph. However, I'm not bothered because Ama remembers what she really is before she ties the knot with King Emory, the gross egotistical LIAR! UGH!

Publisher Summary:

A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of 
The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon or what horrors she faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome young man, the story he tells of her rescue and her destiny of sitting on a throne beside him. It's all like a dream, like something from a fairy tale. As Ama follows Emory to the kingdom of Harding, however, she discovers that not all is as it seems. There is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows, and the greatest threats may not be behind her, but around her, now, and closing in.