Singer Jessica Simpson is opening up about her dyslexia in a new Instagram post.
After Apple named her memoir “Open Book” one of the best audiobooks of the year, Jessica revealed her diagnosis.
Jessica narrated the audiobook, and shared, “Fact: I’m dyslexic and this was the first time I have ever read out loud without hesitation. I did it for the listener. I did it for my family. I did it for myself.”
She also reflected on the experience of writing the memoir, posting, “OPEN BOOK, thank you for the therapy. @applebooks, thank you for recognizing and respecting my story. Turning my fears into wisdom has been a soulful journey to say the least. I appreciate the power of this praise with all of my heart.”
In the book, Simpson gets candid about overcoming a past drinking problem, and she told SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show” in August that she has continued to stay sober during the pandemic.
“People are like, ‘Don’t you want to drink during this pandemic? Oh, my God, aren’t your kids driving you crazy?’” she said. “I’m like, ‘No, I do not want to drink. Like, I have not wanted it.”
“I feel like that’s a big blessing,” she added. “Once I surrendered and gave it over, I never looked back, and my husband did it with me, so that support was amazing.”