Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kanye West Hates Books - Wants You To Buy His

Do you remember this quote from Kanye West? "Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books."

So, even though his mother was a university English professor, Kanye hates books. OK. He can even pretend to use really bad grammar above even though I assure you his mom would have beat the living crap out of him if he spoken like that in front of her. Some people don't like books. I understand. Generally however, those people don't make public statements that are read by millions of kids and then have that same person come and try and sell us a f**king book.

If you hate books so damn much then when in the efff are you selling books to people? If you are not a fan of books why did you write a book? If you are a proud non-reader of books, did you in face ever read this book you are selling?

In case you have not figured it out from my rant yet, Kanye has a new book out entitled, "Thank You And You're Welcome." Just 52 pages long but retailing at probably $45, Kanye is just trying to find new ways to separate the public from their wallets and to give all their money to Kanye.

According to Reuters the book "has 52 pages -- some blank, others with just a few words -- and offers his optimistic philosophy on life. One two-page section reads, "Life is 5% what happens and 95% how you react!" Another page reads "I hate the word hate!"

Really sounds like people are going to get their money's worth. Thanks Kanye, And You're Welcome. I guess there won't be any book readings by Kanye of his new work? Oh, in case you were wondering. The guy above in the picture with Kanye? That is the co-author of the book. 52 pages most blank, and he needed help.


JaxSux said...

"52 pages most blank, and he needed help."


i know a kid in grade 6 who's already done better than that. for real.

MISCH said...


nancer said...

the only people who hate books are dumb people. the whole world is in books. it's simply not reasonable to say 'i hate books.'

i've never cared one way or the other about kanye west, but him saying that just pisses me off. it indicates to me he's a person who lives in a bubble and is too dumb and/or too lazy to better himself and enlarge his world. so fuck him and his 52 page book (including blank pages) of 'wisdom'.

Ms Cool said...

Who cares? Daniel Craig will be on Broadway.

ItsJustMe said...

Wasn't his mom an english professor?

mooshki said...

LOL, Ms. Cool!!!

mooshki said...

(Glad to see your priorities are in good order!)

Anonymous said...

...suddenly I need a hug or a punching bag.

califblondy said... just sent me an email to buy a new book about Broadway shows. How did they miss Kanye's book?

Kristin said...

Ha! And I wonder why no publisher will accept my material. Der.

Ms Cool said...

Mookshi, my day was made by this announcement. Even if the fantasy of going to New York to see a play don't come true, one can always swoon.

Linnea said...

His mum has got to be proud. I wonder if she will teach it in her classes?

Ms Cool said...

Er, bad grammar. I blame it on my swooning. Should read - even if the fantasy of going to New York to see a play DOESN"T come true, one can always swoon.

Cheryl said...

Kanye is a pretentious twat.

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

Will the book be in all-caps?

Lisa (not original) said...

No wonder his mother's parenting book can be picked up for less than a dollar at Amazon.

Anonymous said...

So is "I am a proud non-reader of books" on one of the 52 pages???

CDAN Mod said...

i believe that kanye has not properly dealt with his mom's passing and may have a mental disorder present. hence, we have this out of touch human being.

where's dr. phil or dr. drew?

whole lotto luv said...

"52 pages most blank, and he needed help."

Doesn't say much for the guy who helped him, either.

"I would never want a book's autograph." What the eff does that even mean?

C said...

Ummmmm Kanye's mother passed away due to a botched plastic surgery. A little heartless guys?

Jade, That Girl said...

I think this book has been "coming soon" on his website for the past two to three years...which means that no publishing house wanted it.

Linnea said...

I feel horrible - I had forgotten. I shouldnt have made that joke if I had thought about it for two seconds.

Pookie said...

why is this overrated, egotistical shoe hag still around?!?! i swear i'd rather read something john mayer wrote over this idiot.

bionic bunny! said...

i love that enty is so pissed the typos are just flowing from his fingers. and i'm not referring to the quote, before somebody jumps on me!
yeah, i'm sure mama is real proud. because what he is saying with that quote, is putting down everything she believed in.
i couldn't live without books.
but i can sure live without this one!

ardleighstreet said...

What if Kayne was in a Dr.Suess book?

I ain't no fan of Books Sam I Am.

I don't read 'em in my house.

Those who write 'em are a big louse.

I don't like those words strung together.
bound by all that glue and leather.

Proud to say I ain't no reader
It kills trees like the ceader.

But drop your loot for MY book
Hah! What a fool I made you look.

Lisa (not original) said...

What does his mother's passing have to do with anything? She's probably rolling over in her grave knowing that her son is advocating illiteracy. I'm on her side. RIP Donde West At least he'll get some kids to read 52 pages of something.

shakey said...

If this book was 2 years in the "coming", then it would explain why he said he was a non-reader of books. Jealous.

bionic bunny! said...

i tip my hat to you!
beautifully done!

and lisa not, i think that's the point, i think. that mama taught college level english, but this child she raised proudly stated he hates books. my parents are alive, and i make sure to keep my mouth shut when our politics now divirge. because they'd be so disappointed.
at least that's my take on it. he should at least be respecting his mother and keeping his fat mouth shut and advocating literacy to however many millions of fans he thinks he has.

bionic bunny! said...

i have to add:

i will not buy this book by douch
i would not read it with my moosh
he's such a nasty little twit
i'd rather hug my lutefisk!
to reiterate that he's an ass
i'll go have shots with my friend jax!

sorry. i had to rhyme douch and moosh. how often to get an opportunity like that? and i speak better seussian than klingon. hee!
besides, we've already written more words than he has!

Katja said...

great suess rhymes! thanks for the chuckles.. I however think it's code. Look at it agian books=pu..*

You know where I'm going w/ that but I can't write it out full force- yeah I guess that makes me one- lol!

Kat said...

Well done, Kanye. You've just robbed a generation of kids of the joys of reading and by extension of learning and education.

Jerry said...

I am a proud non-reader of Kanye West books.

ardleighstreet said...

I am not worthy! (bows like Wayne & Garth) Very Funny! Made me smile!
I LOVE me some Suess!


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