In 2021, “Melissa Explains It All” was featured on the Celebrity Memoir Book Club podcast hosted by Claire Parker and Ashely Hamilton. Sharing some of her thoughts on the book to TikTok, Parker recounted how Hart described Reid as the “lively, naughty friend” whom she got into all sorts of trouble with while attending the Professional Children’s School. “The wild side that’s made her infamous? You could say that she honed her rebellious skills at PCS,” the actress was quoted.
Hart went on to say that “unlike the skin, bone, and boobs she is now,” Reid was “a plump young thing in high school.” That rather strange comparison caught Parker off-guard, describing it as “weirdly mean” and an unnecessary description of her former friend. “I feel like that’s kind of mean, right?” Parker questioned, adding that it would be a low blow to say to anybody let alone someone you’d consider a friend.