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April Simpkins releases her daughter Cheslie Kryst’s posthumous book, “By the Time You Read This”

April Simpkins Releases Daughter Cheslie Kryst’s Posthumous Book, ‘By the Time You Read This’ – CBS News

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Former Miss USA and Extra correspondent Cheslie Kryst shared her excitement about writing her first book, finishing the manuscript shortly before committing suicide in 2022, at the age of 30. Her family says she struggled with severe depression for years. Today, her mother, April Simpkins, is honoring her daughter’s wish by publishing her book. It’s called “As You Read This: The Space Between Cheslie’s Smile and Mental Illness.” April Simpkins joins us first on “CBS Mornings.” For more information about Cheslie Kryst, visit cheslieckrystfoundation.org

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