Thursday, May 28, 2009

Proud non-reader’ Kanye pens a (short) book

As reported by MSNBC on tuesday, May 26th (Reuters)... (

‘Thank You And You’re Welcome’ is a 52-page collection of rapper’s theories

NEW YORK - Rapper Kanye West does not read books or respect them but nevertheless he has written one that he would like you to buy and read. His book is 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!” “This is a collection of thoughts and theories,” West, 31, said in an interview about his spiral-bound volume, which was written with J. Sakiya Sandifer. He calls his wisdom “Kanye-isms.”

“Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed,” West said. “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,” he said. West, a college dropout, said being a non-reader was helpful when he wrote his book because it gave him “a childlike purity.”
“My mom taught me to believe in my flyness and conquer my shyness,” he said, defining “flyness” as confidence. “She raised me to be the voice to allow people to think for themselves, to find their own way.”

Editor Rozek’s Notes:… Oh my freakin’ God! This is why I’m building an ark! I like to refer to these undereducated words of wisdom as “idiot-isms.” As a proud non-brusher of teeth, I like to get clean breath by making everyone else’s breath smell worse than mine by feeding them crap-balls!

I don’t believe in books, I get by just on my looks
Some people think I’m fly, but it’s only cause they’re high
The kids look up to me and I’m dumber than a flea
My music has a groove but my bod just gotta move
So someone had to spell the 3 letter words as well
But that’s just who I am I’m leading music down the can!

Writer Kassandra 'West' Rozek


  1. I guess you could call this "Rozek-isms?"

  2. I suppose you are correct! I'm okay with that!

  3. I make up my own definitions too!
    Fly, to me, is as my momma said: Zip your fly! But as I had once got caught in my fly, I had no CONFIDENCE to do so again!
    Fly, to me, is not zippin' it when you probably should.
    That's about a chapter in my book!