Open Letter to Kendall and Kylie Jenner

Dear Kendall and Kylie Jenner,

Thus far, I have done my best to avoid your family. I don’t watch your TV show, I don’t follow you on Twitter or Instagram and I don’t buy your clothes. But earlier this week, I had the misfortune of stumbling across this at  Barnes & Noble:


Now I knew you two were “writing” a book, but seeing it on the shelf next to well-written tales like The Hunger Games, set my stomach turning. I understand the need to expand your every growing “empire” but is it really necessary to try and conquer the literary world? I would understand if either one of you expressed a desire to write, if you toiled day in and day out on a story and fought hard to get published. But you didn’t. Either of you. You had an idea and hired a ghost writer Maya Sloan, to write the book for you. Then, the two of y0u went back to your phones or continued with whatever it is you guys do.

I know what you’re probably thinking: She just jealous. And I’m not. I’m not jealous that the only value you two find in life is taking pictures for Instagram. I’m not jealous of your wealth or fame. Believe it or not (I know you might not understand this concept), that’s not something I am interested in. I want to make a living writing books. That’s all I ever wanted. No Kendall and Kylie, I am insulted. There are millions of writers like me out there who are working hard to write a book and get it published. There is limited shelf-space as it is and your “book” is taking the spot of a more deserved title. Having your mother call a publishing company because your family is “famous” for a reality show launched by your sister’s sex tape, is cringe-worthy. I wouldn’t be so angry if Kendall hadn’t admitted in an interview (which I looked up for the purpose of writing this post) that she is a terrible reader. Usually reading and writing go hand in hand.

I know you won’t read this but I don’t care. I just need to get my feelings out there and I’m sure many people will agree with me. I’ve had enough of “celebrities” and “reality stars” using their name to land a publishing deal. I find it hypocritical of publishing companies hating on Amazon because the internet giant supposedly takes away from the integrity of the publishing industry while in the mean time, they publish superfluous waste like this.

So Kendall and Kylie, I don’t care if you flood my television screen. That I can turn off. But please leave my bookstore alone. It’s the one place I can go and avoid any mention of your family. There are nearly one hundred people on Amazon who will agree with me.



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