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Kim Kardashian Claims She Started the ‘Selfie Movement’ in Her New Book

The Internet is full of pictures of Kim Kardashian. It doesn’t take much, just a simple Google search and you’re treated to thousands of images of the reality star. If that’s too overwhelming, you can always visit her Instagram page to view more snaps of Mrs. West. But for Kim, this is clearly not enough. What if you can’t log on to the Internet? Surely people deserve to have access to photos of Kimmy, even if they forget to pay their Time Warner bill. That’s why she’s releasing Selfish, an aptly-named book featuring over 1,000 of her selfies, which is due to hit shelves April 28, 2015. Amazon already has a description of the tome, which lets us know what to expect, but also leaves out some pertinent information about the reality star.


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“From her early beginnings as a wardrobe stylist, Kim Kardashian has catapulted herself into becoming one of the most recognizable celebrities in Hollywood,” the blurb reads, completely glossing over that home video with a certain Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star, which actually put her on the map in the first place. But, you know, whatevs.

The description goes on to list Kim’s many accomplishments: Being BFFs with Riccardo Tisci, starring in a hit reality show, shilling clothes and accessories through Lipsy and Sears, starting the selfie trend — wait, what? 

“[Kim is] widely regarded as a trailblazer of the ‘selfie movement’—a modern-day self-portrait of the digital age.” Similar to how Marc Eckō definitely didn’t invent the “hipster beard,” we’re pretty sure cell phone-obsessed teenagers, nay, everyone who ever used a camera phone to take selfies, didn’t get the idea from Kim. Perhaps you could call her a selfie enthusiast, but trailblazer? That word may be a little too strong.

But besides a stray hyperbole and omission of pertinent historical information, the premise of the book is pretty simple. “For the first time in print, this book presents some of Kim’s favorite selfies in one volume—from her favorite throwback images to current ultra-sexy glam shots—and provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look into this larger-than-life star.”

Don’t all trample each other at once trying to get a copy.

[Amazon, h/t Us Magazine]