Over the Shark

Kanye West is droppin’ knowledge in Thank You and You’re Welcome, his forthcoming book we hope is a joke but which doesn’t seem to be.

Certain to sell out at Urban Outfitters, Thank You offers sage wisdom rarely seen outside of bumper stickers, like, “Get USE to getting used!” Another page warns, “Be leery of the free gift bag,” and then goes on to explain: “Don’t let people think you owe them something. That puts you in a position of weakness.”

As we see it, the whole book is basically a testament to West’s extreme paranoia and unwillingness to trust others, but maybe the publisher understands something we don’t. Certainly they’re not saying that because West is rich he’s in a position to dispense advice, right? Because that would be horribly misguided and silly.


Feb 5, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 5 Responses
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Tagged: Books · Kanye West
Comments (5)

No. 1 deimos says:

oh good lord. why does every person that can sing or pretend to be somebody else on screen think they should go write books? shut up and look pretty you assholes.

Posted: Feb 5, 2008 at 9:45 am
No. 2 Randa Roo says:

The grammatical errors are nice too. Or is that Ebonics?

Posted: Feb 5, 2008 at 9:49 am
No. 3 jujubees says:

“Get use to getting used.” As a person addicted to no backspacing and commas, I can’t even wrap my brain around that one. Kanye doesn’t care about grammar.

Posted: Feb 5, 2008 at 9:51 am
No. 4 Lisa(#1) says:

It’s the Art of War for the 21st Century, y’all!

Posted: Feb 5, 2008 at 9:57 am
No. 5 playla says:

No, he’s the new Ram Dass…. can someone pun Be Here Now for me? Please?

Posted: Feb 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm
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