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Jessica Simpson Reveals Whether She'll Let Her Children Read Her Full Memoir 'Open Book'

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By Zachary Holt

Jessica Simpson's a candid memoir, Open Book, has made its way to the New York Times Best Seller list as of this week, demonstrating just how powerful her book has been for people.

Not only has Simpson's life been captivating for fans to learn about, but it's also been about the former pop star empowering others to get through though and dark times in their lives, one of her main goals for writing the book.

Well, since her memoir made the list, Simpson's been asked about whether she would let her young children read it, despite having a good bit of mature content within the book.

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Simpson Wrote Her Memoir with the Intention of Helping Other People

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Simpson had the opportunity to sit down for an exclusive interview with Hollywood Life right at the time she had found out about her book landing on the New York Times Best Seller list. For Simpson, it has been 'truly one of the best moments of [her] life' and aligned with the whole purpose for her writing the memoir to begin with.

"That is for one reason only…it means I am helping people. My God-given purpose is to use my voice, and if my voice is resonating then I am serving that purpose," Simpson revealed.

Simpson Shares That She Would Let Her Children Read the Memoir, Eventually

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In 'Open Book', Simpson chronicles the struggles she's had in her personal life including battling repeated sexual assault at a young age, fighting alcohol and substance abuse, as well as, her tumultuous marriage with Nick Lachey, and their subsequent rocky divorce.

So, naturally, it was an honest question to ask whether she would let her children read the book, despite all the mature content that is present throughout it. For Simpson, the answer was a resounding 'yes', but there were some stipulations and details that needed to be ironed out first.

'Some Of It They Are Not Old Enough to Digest Right Now'

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Simpson shared that she's already been open with her children about the book and some of the content in it, but she doesn't believe they're old enough yet to really digest some of the darker material.

"I have already spoken to them about many of the topics in the book, and I believe in being totally open with them," she said. "Some of it they are not old enough to digest right now, but in time we will be talking about all of it as a family."

Simpson Shares Her Experience Being Sober, Added Clarity

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During the interview, Simpson also opened up about her struggles with sobriety that hit an all-time high several years ago during Halloween. Simpson was highly intoxicated early in the morning and proceeded to blackout soon after. It was at that point that she, along with her husband, Eric Johnson, decided to get sober. Fortunately, she was able to get through it and has been sober ever since.

"It is incredible to be sober," she exclaimed. "I have more clarity than ever and I realize how much more I am capable of when I am totally grounded in myself. Believe it or not, I was so clouded when I was drinking that I thought it made me a better version of myself, but I was definitely wrong about that." Simpson's book is available for purchase now.

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