“Being on ‘American Idol,’ you have no choice but to be an open book.”
Singer Jordin Sparks, talking about how your life changes after being on TV
easy to understand; not hiding secrets
Before the internet, people searched for answers in books. Books were the place where one could find information on anything and everything. Students who wanted to do well in their classes were likely to be found in libraries, their tables full of open books. But it’s one thing to learn about faraway places, for example, or about how things work. It’s another thing to learn about each other.
A lot of people like to keep their lives private. They don’t want to share the details of their experiences and feelings. Others are the opposite. They are happy to share everything, sometimes even what they had for breakfast! These people are like an open book, ready to be read and studied. If your friend Lara is an open book, you know that you can ask her almost anything, personal or not.
People like Lara are usually comfortable talking about themselves. But just because someone is an open book does not mean that he or she will or has to tell you everything. Most everyone wants to keep a few things to themselves.
Singer Jordin Sparks knows what it’s like to be an open book. Being on the American TV show American Idol, she got used to people paying a lot of attention to her. Jordin may have already been an open book before she was on American Idol, but after being on the show, it was no longer a choice.
Are you an open book? Are there things you’re not willing to share?
“James is an open book. Ask him anything and he’ll give you an honest answer.”
“What do you want to know? My life is an open book.”
“They’re an interesting couple. Mike is so private, but Laura is an open book.”