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Celebrity Memoirs: Jessica Simpson (Bicoastal Season, Episode 5)

That Book

Release Date: 09/29/2020

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Inspired by this New York Times interview by Lindsay Mannering, we dive headfirst into Jessica Simpson’s memoir Open Book. Join us as we travel back in time to the early aughts, when jean waistlines were low, cargo pants were plentiful, and Jessica reigned supreme (behind Britney and Xtina). 

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