Jessica Simpson was doing just fine – even if she was begging for help earlier this week and doing it bikini-clad. The 40-year-old actress, singer, and “Open Book” author had her foot on the gas regarding her March-released memoir on December 1, with a post made to the Jessica Simpson Style Instagram seeing Jessica’s multi-faceted career blend – one business helps the other, basically. A post featuring Jessica’s 2020 cowgirl bikini alongside a sofa shot came to beg fans for their vote in a Good Reads nomination, but it’s turned ugly. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo. If you were around headlines marking Jessica ending her thirties this year, you’ll have seen the headline-making cow-print bikini and hat shoot bringing the gorgeous “Dukes of Hazzard” star onto sands.
The post, opening with piles of Jessica’s “Open Book” copies, then included two of the bikini snaps, plus a pantless coat photo, with “EXCLUSIVE Collectibles” written across the image. “Today [Monday] is the last day to vote!” a caption read as Jessica proudly showcased her @goodreads 2020 finalist nomination.
Keep scrolling for more photos. Jessica’s brand, one that turned $1 billion in 2015 sales, added: “And while we’re talking good reads get your hands a personalized copy plus other collectibles + great gifts on jessicasimpson.com! Both linked in our stories!”
Fans have been responding. Somewhat hijacking the comments section are allegations that Jessica didn’t pen the memoir herself.
“I would read it If she was the one that actually wrote herself , NOT someone who takes all her info that she gives then writes the book. Celebrities do it all the time. Very few actually write it themselves,” the user accused.
Jessica, who worked with New York Times book collaborator Kevin Carr O’Leary, himself stating: “#OPENBOOK with Jessica Simpson” in his Instagram bio, is, by some, considered to have used Kevin as a full-blown ghostwriter.
“Exactly..Wendy Williams was very honest when she released her book years ago..she said she sit down w/ Ms.Hunter ( a writer) and Wendy told her abt her life story..this was several yrs ago..,” a user replied.
Further backlash in a growing thread even extended to fans claiming the book wasn’t interesting – try telling that to the purchasers making “Open Book” #1 on Apple Books back in February.
Jessica, who has admitted pouring her heart into the book, likely wouldn’t appreciate the troll writing: “Her book took forever to get through because it felt like the same thing over and over, “Look what mean people did to me my whole life.”
Others, seemingly out to block sales, kept it short, with one calling Jessica’s book “boring AF” as they encouraged others not to buy it. On the plus side, the mom of three who, herself sent a copy of the book to her child sexual abuser, was backed.
“Enjoyed your book, your voice and your music very much ❤️ rec’d it to a friend who also enjoyed it,” a user kindly wrote.