Review: My Beautiful Despair by Kim Kierkegaardashian

I have majorly fallen off my workout-eating plan! AND it’s summer. But to despair over sin is to sink deeper into it.

Before finding My Beautiful DespairI had no clue behind the concept of Kierkegaardashian (‘The love child of Søren Kierkegaard and Kim Kardashian’), so I was in for a treat when it came to this revelation of a book.

A mash-up of Kim’s tweets and observations with Kierkegaard’s philosophy, Kim Kierkegaardashian shares their musings on fashion, beauty, brunch, and the relentless waves of existential dread that wash over us day after day.

Now in a humorous, illustrated gift book, perfectly suited for our existential times, Kierkegaardashian’s philosophical insights are juxtaposed for the first time with Dash Shaw’s brilliant black-and-white illustrations. A sample of the revelations included in My Beautiful Despair include:

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This quick read, conveying the depth of despair through triviality, got a hearty laugh out of me. Though for the most part, I felt more confused with the art choice for certain pieces, more than the actual nonsensical writing included in the book.

Plus, I’m not that big of a Kardashian fan (not even a fan, really) to care enough.

ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Publication Date: July 31st, 2018


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