Jessica Simpson's upcoming memoir, Open Book, is truly shaping up to be just as the title claims.
People has obtained another excerpt from the upcoming release and it details her romance with John Mayer, which started in late 2005. After meeting at a Grammy party thrown by Clive Davis, Mayer told the pop star he admired her hit, "With You," and that was seemingly the beginning. Once her divorce with Nick Lachey finalized, she began dating the guitarist after he told her he wanted to have all of her or nothing.
"Again and again, he told me he was obsessed with me, sexually and emotionally," she wrote in the book, adding that she would rely on alcohol to mask her nerves about disappointing him. "I constantly worried that I wasn’t smart enough for him. He was so clever and treated conversation like a friendly competition that he had to win."
During her discussion with the magazine, Simpson admitted that he had a charm about him as soon as he'd pick up his guitar. "I didn’t really know the man behind the guitar. And that was my mission," Simpson, 39, revealed.
In another excerpt, she wrote, "He loved me in the way that he could and I loved that love for a very long time,” she says of Mayer, 42. “Too long. And I went back and forth with it for a long time. But it did control me."
Open Book will be available on February 4 and includes an audiobook, as well as six previously unreleased songs.
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