Selfish, Kim Kardashian-West’s book of selfies, was released Tuesday and I spent nearly half an hour flipping through each of its 445 pages. Though I had spent many months looking forward to the silly collection of photographs, I was delighted to find that Selfish had a surprise waiting up the sleeves of its dust jacket: Kim’s captions. Not every photo is treated to Kim’s brief prose (they’re in her handwriting!), but those that are are the book’s best treat.
Below are a few of my favorites.
I’ve left the accompanying photos out because what you imagine them to be is likely 100% accurate.
On lies we make up to enhance a narrative:
My very first selfie was taken in 1984. I put my mom’s clip-on earrings on Khloé and found a disposable camera and took a picture to capture this memory.
On her transformative friendship with Paris Hilton:
I had never really traveled until I met Paris. She showed me a whole new world.
On how boring Indianapolis is:
We were bored in Indianapolis taking photo booth pics.
On vibes and their multitudes:
It was a futuristic shoot. I love doing photo shoots and having memories and so many different vibes.
On 3-minute meals:
I watched the show with Ryan Seacrest and then went home and had Cup noodles in bed at my apartment.
On the importance of cropping:
I look naked but I’m wearing a strapless dress.
On Ciara’s impact:
This was the first time I met Lala. BFFs ever since! Ciara introduced us.
On things that are problematic:
I was in Africa in a diamond mine.
On starter homes:
I took so many selfies in this mirror. It was at the 1st home I owned.
On optical illusions:
I’m obsessed with contour.
On turning points:
I just got this Fendi coat and was in New York. I was in a taxi and took this selfie to actually send the Kanye to see if he liked my new coat. He did!
At the Yeezus show. I’m his #1 groupie. #TourLife #WifeLife
Bikini selfies are my fave.
On things that should have remained personal:
Fresh spray tan. I get so dark...Kanye calls it a yé-tan.
I wasn’t intending to put these in the book but saw them online during the icloud hack. I’m not mad at them. lol They are taken with a blackberry and I don’t have icloud...it’s all a mystery!
Thailand - I don’t think I’ve ever taken as many selfies as I did in Thailand. It’s one of the prettiest places I’ve ever traveled to!
On her love of wildlife:
I just wanted a selfie with an elephant. This pic was taken before the elephant scared me.
On the inevitability of change:
I took a selfie at a red light while driving. I think that’s illegal now.
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