Jessica Simpson revealed through an Instagram post that she is dyslexic.
The well-known singer and actor Simpson took to her verified Instagram account the other day and shared a post regarding her bestselling memoir, ‘Open Book,’ whose audio version became one of the best audiobooks of 2020 on Apple Books‘ list, and then told about her learning disorder.
She first told of how happy she is for the achievement; she thanked Apple Books and fans for “recognizing and respecting” her story. Simpson continued:
“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.”
Then the singer referred to the audiobook, performed by herself along with her music, and said that it was a unique experience for her as a person with dyslexia:
“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.”
As known, the term, dyslexia is referring to a reading disability that causes problems with relating letters and words and identifying sounds. Simpson, who was diagnosed with this disability, released ‘Open Book,’ which topped The New York Times Best Seller list, on February 2 this year.
Through the book, which garnered high praises from a great number of readers, the singer opened up about the abuse she had experienced when she was just a little girl, her marriage to actor and TV personality Nick Lachey, her relationship with singer & songwriter John Mayer, her addiction to certain harmful substances, and her weight-loss journey.
See below to view Simpson’s post.