I wasn’t sure whether to file this under “How does this shit get published,” “Who would spend $20 on said shit,” “Why is a book of selfies a thing,” or “Why is Kim Kardashian’s book of selfies three-hundred-and-fifty-fucking-two pages?”
I’d honestly be more comfortable putting $20 in a trash can and lighting it on fire than I would be spending it on a book of fucking Kim Kardashian selfies (titled Selfish).
More information via Vulture:
You’re wondering: Why is this happening? Well, apparently she first got the idea when she gave hubby Kanye a book of selfies as a Valentine’s Day present. “It ended up turning out so cool that we came up with this idea to do a book, a selfie book,” she said on her show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. But really, if there is one thing Kim Kardashian knows how to do, it’s make money off of being Kim Kardashian. (Hello, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.) The 352-page hardcover book costs $19.95 and will drop April 2015. No word yet on whether it will save the publishing industry.
In an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show, Kardashian even said it takes her 15-20 photos to get a selfie she thinks is worthy of posting on Instagram, so the book is going to be the discard pile/outtakes. Seriously.
God. Listen, I know she has every right to do what she wants and if there is one thing Kim Kardashian is good at, it’s making money off her name. So if she can capitalize, who can blame her?
That being said, is a book of selfies a little much? What will this do to her Instagram account? Why is she taking so many pictures of herself? Is the joke on us? We often talk about how she’s famous for nothing, and yet we keep feeding the monster, so it keeps producing shit.
Come to think of it, are we really surprised that an industry that also published Snooki’s memoir and a trilogy of borderline porn S&M that I refuse to reference by name would also think it was a good idea to publish a hard cover book of Kim Kardashian selfies? No, we’re not surprised.
And don’t even get me started on her new app, where she is your friend guiding you towards the A-list. I can’t even.