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Thank You and You're Welcome

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  201 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Kanye West teams up with co-author J. Sakiya Sandifer to make his literary debut with Thank You And You're Welcome, an entertaining volume of 'Kanye-isms'--the creative, humorous, and insightful philosophies and anecdotes used in creating his path to success. It captures the same wit, playful irony, and piercing insight found abundant in his lyrics.

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Spiral-bound, 52 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Super Good LLC (first published 2008)
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Oscar
Sep 20, 2009 rated it did not like it
Just the kind of book you'd expect from an author who "doesn't read." On the plus side, it is brief and direct especially the sections where Kanye speaks on his own arrogance and how he never censors himself. (Prophet!) On the down side, his mantras can be contradictory, one paging refuting the other but that's Kanye for ya.

I gotta say, I am having way too much fun pulling this book out at parties and having people pick a random Kanyeism and see how they can apply it to their lives. Hence, the
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Joshua
Aug 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This tiny book came across my field of vision while I was at work. Because I have spent a lot of time thinking Mr. West is a very egotistical human being, and I wanted to have more ammunition, I decided to read it. I am still in shock at how much this little book not only inspired me, but also gave me some respect for this truly talented artist.

Like most artists, Kanye is driven by his work and takes great pride in what he does. I feel he is the embodiment of an Ayn Rand hero. His first book has
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Aron
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
"I'm often seen as complaining in situations when I lose. I see it more as an explanation why I should have won."

There are some gems in here, but the book format (or pamphlet, really) clearly isn't Kanye's métier.
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Goggly
Apr 21, 2009 rated it did not like it
ahhah this is a terrible book, no one read it.
Natalie
Aug 18, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: rock-roll, camp, self-help
Got this when I saw Kanye in concert in...2008? Hard as he tries to make me hate him, I ain't mad at Kanye. I believe in his vision & appreciate his nerdy can-do attitude, for the most part. I relate to his obsession with design blogs, especially, and his love of white-girl models. Also, this book has some sentimental but ultimately practical advice. Takes a whole lotta swagger to get away with some of these nuggets, though: "If you wanna be the best you gotta be WITH the best!!!" ...more
Ceci
Sep 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
I was actually really surprised at how good this book was. Kanye's writing was inspirational and realistic. I would recommend this and it's a very quick read. ...more
Shamron Rackley
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Being that Kanye west is one of my favorite musicians, his insight and words of wisdom serve for those to overcome and inspire. Great read, good coffee table book as well.
Rolanda Sue
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kanye dropped some realistic gems that I’m going to use to really get my youth to think big!
Rex Dyer
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ALL HAIL YEEZUS
Jamil Buie
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Before he began outwardly manifesting his ego he wrote this very insightful book. It's concise, entertaining and great to share. ...more
Kevin
Apr 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very short sweet and do the point. Rules of life and a guide to success. Mr. West give his usual ironic, egotistical witty "raps". Something great for a quick refresher course on putting your all into everything and how to deal with things that bug us. I am a big Kanye West fan and to read this uncensored look into the mind set of one of this generations infamous icons is truly a gift. ...more
Sana
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I did find some useful tips in here, but all in all, its just just "Yeezy being Yeezy". Great treat for fans!

"And if they hate then let em hate, just watch the money pile up."

Well said, Mr. West. Well said.
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C. Catalan
Mar 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book was enjoying to read. It shows everything that he has to go through in his daily life, and how he shows to everyone that he could come from the bottom to the top if he works hard at it.
Megan
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: classics, biography
So very unintentionally funny. Thank you, Kanye, and you're welcome. ...more
Akara
Nov 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
I like the philanthropy of this book, I only wish it was extended and more of a detailed-read.
Anthony
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A super-short inspirational book that aligns well with books like "Getting to Yes". ...more
Shavon
Sep 24, 2008 added it
Got a bunch of these for free at his glow in the dark concert.
Elvia
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A colorfully-graphic and highly positive-spirited read!
Laura
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-improvement
This. Is. Amazing. And probably unlike any other book you've ever read! ...more
Roman
Jun 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Roman by: Kanye West
i loved this book, its very inspirational, aspiring you to do something productive with your life whether it be goals you wish to someday accomplish or goals you must.
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Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, record producer, author and singer. He released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s and Heartbreak in 2008. His first three and fifth albums (and his fourth to a lesser extent) have received numerous awards and critical acclaim. All have been ve ...more

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