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Kanye West Doesn’t Read Books. It’s Evident.


“I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books. I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life.”

These are the words of Kanye West — and I’d like him to know that books don’t actually sign autographs, authors do — who obviously feels that being a non-reader is something to brag about.  I feel like saying, “Dude, ‘doing stuff’ is cool, but you kinda have to also read books to learn about stuff that happened before you were around.”  Of course that would imply that the universe existed before  West was born and I’m not sure I could convince him of that concept.  I’m sure his English professor mother is beaming with pride, watching from heaven as her little anti-bibliophile spreads the (unwritten) word.

In true ironic form, Kanye West has written a book.  Yep.  It’s titled “Thank You And You’re Welcome.”  West’s “collection of thoughts and theories” is 52 pages long if you count the random interspersed blank pages, and offers food for thought such as, “Life is 5% what happens and 95% what you make of it.”   Did I mention that this glorified place mat costs eight dollars?

In closing, I’d like to leave you with this excerpt from the book:

Get used to being used

I feel like to misuse, overuse or abuse someone is negative. To use is necessary and if you can’t be used, then you are useless.

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  • “and I’d like him to know that books don’t actually sign autographs, authors do”

    made my day!

  • I’m glad he’s writing a book if only to remind him of how stupid he sounds. You can’t take it back KANYE.

  • I like the way he’s rewording cliches and passing them off as his own personal bits of wisdom.

  • Thanks Wendie.

    I have hours of marking ahead of me but thanks to your post and Kanye’s wisdom I now feel I can go through anything.

  • What a MORON!!!

    Let’s all NOT read his book.
    Like I would waste precious time reading this idiot’s “thoughts”.

  • I went to the Glow in the Dark tour when it was in my area and everyone in the audience got a copy of the book… I had no idea he was trying to SELL it. What a joke!

  • “Of course that would imply that the universe existed before West was born and I’m not sure I could convince him of that concept.”
    I’m at work and laughing out loud at my computer screen. Thank You.
    This man is a complete and utter ass-hat.

  • I was just kind of starting to like him, because I like “Heartless,” even though I have a long-standing aversion to men whose mouths never close.

    Then he has to go and screw it all up. Dumbass.

  • He must have went to the Derrick Zoolander center for kids who cant read good (and want to learn to do other stuff good too), Because the man “likes living real life” Bwahahahahahahah! what a dumbass gayfish

    • Also, he only had enough thoughts and theories to fill 52 pages? Truly a shallow person.

  • It always bothers me when people brag about not reading, like it’s what all the cool kids are not doing. His book sounds like a real winner. Sorry, what I meant to say was, “I feel like to not read this book.” lol :oP

  • i hate this fuckhead? is he writing a book? i’m a non reader so i aint gonna read it! lol! lets all be non readers!!!
    woohoo the world would be chaotic!

  • HIGHlarious!
    I’m at work right now, but I couldn’t take off my smile upon reading your post. =)

  • Kanye West is a freaking jackass. Really, I can’t stand him AT ALL! He really needs to just go away and keep his mouth shut!

  • If Heidi and Spencer are the tool and the toolbox, then Kanye is multitool. I thought he said he was edjamucated. Dumbass.

  • Hard to believe someone brags about NOT reading books. Every time Kanye opens his mouth, he confirms his imbecility.

  • So I guess he magically learned to write without ever reading? Or maybe his all-caps blog rants are ghost-written? My God, I didn’t think it was possible for someone to be that ignorant. It’s truly a shame. This pathetic excuse for a man should never be given a platform. With his comments, he’s going to further encourage children to put aside their education in thinking that it will be of no benefit to them.