My Beautiful Despair: The Philosophy of Kim Kierkegaardashian

Kim Kierkegaardashian (Author) Dash Shaw (Illustrator)

Product Details

Gallery Books
Publish Date
July 31, 2018
5.6 X 0.5 X 7.3 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Kimberly Søren Noel Aabye Kierkegaardashian West. Her/his/their original comedic voice(s) has/have been credited with inspiring two successful off-Broadway musicals, numerous imitation Twitter feeds, and at least one very bad Halloween costume; and Buzzfeed predicted, albeit probably wrongly, that she/he/they will be "the only lingering legacy of Kim Kardashian's fame." Born in Copenhagen Denmark, they live in Los Angeles, California. For more information, look first in your own soul.


"Much better than all the Kiergegaard stuff I've never read. Also there are pictures."
--Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
"Reflective maxims on life, death, sin, and emptiness, salted with luxury accessories of the Kardashian lifestyle . . . @KimKierkegaard is dross turned gold, redemption through absurdity in a hundred and forty characters."
--The New Yorker
"Brilliant. Well, partly brilliant."
"Basically what you have is profound ideas that exercise your brain, combined with mindless comments that lower your IQ. Put the two together and they cancel each other out, allowing your mind to do exactly nothing . . . it's pretty entertaining."
--Washington Post
"Will restore your faith in celebrity, philosophy, life itself."
--Miami New Times
"The amusing Kim Kierkegaardashian mashes up the anguished writings of Søren Kierkegaard with the daffy public statements of Kim Kardashian . . . The joke is in the knowing collision of antique and contemporary, high and low culture."
--New York Times
"Perhaps the ultimate meeting of the sublime with the ridiculous."
--London Evening Standard
"When you combine the inanities of the US reality TV star with the existentialism of Denmark's foremost philosopher, this is what you get."
--Financial Times
--New York
"Kim Kierkegaardashian is Twitter at its wittiest, a marriage between an icon of contemporary American culture and the angst-ridden 19th century Danish father of existentialism."

"every bit as enlightening and hysterical as it sounds."
--San Francisco Chronicle