Kendall Jenner Just Finished Reading This Book. We Think You'll Want to Read It Too.
We are book lovers. Books are like little mini adventures in your mind that allow you to escape to different worlds and thought bubbles without leaving your room. And if you're anything like us, you are always on the look out for a new adventure. Funnily, while I never thought I would be getting reading suggestions from the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kendall Jenner recently finished a book that piqued our interest, and it will pique yours too. She was pictured a few weeks ago poolside in a red bikini and dark shades, deeply engrossed in this book, with what looked like a million post-it notes. These are all the good signs of a great read. And upon further inquiry, it looks like our instincts were correct.
"...THE EFFECT IS LIKE CLICKING THROUGH A WIKIPEDIA RABBIT HOLE OF HER PSYCHE" - WASHINGTON POST
The book that captured Kendall's undivided attention was Tonight I'm Someone Else. More than a "book," it is actually a collection of essays by emerging author, Chelsea Holdson, that explores the "myriad ways in which desire and commodification intersect" (MacMillian). It's like a surreal mind trek that ranges from the routine to the ridiculous as Holdson explores concepts of desire vs objectification –– concepts that we may have never paired together before so skillfully, but concepts that we are all too familiar with. In this noteworthy debut, the young author explores the value of the female body, intimacy and privacy in a virtual world where hashtags, likes and shares rule. Of course, we can see how Kendall –– a digital native who has long abandoned any illusion of privacy –– could dig this kind of vibe. Holdson asks the burning question: “How much can a body endure?” And the answer is simply: "Almost everything." (MacMillan). We tend to agree.
Kylie Jenner stuns in a wine-colored gown. Get a similar look from La Femme here
"IN PITY THE ANIMAL, SHE DRAWS CONNECTIONS BETWEEN HER CAREER, A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF A MAN TALKING WITH A STRIPPER SIMULATION...A HUNTING BOOK FROM THE 1930s AND A PROFILE SHE CREATED ON A SITE USED BY SEX WORKERS." --WASHINGTON POST
With intriguing essay titles such as I’m Only a Thousand Miles Away and Pity the Animal, the book manages to meander through a wide range of topics loosely tied together thematically, but scattered through abstract concepts, vivid prose and random recollections. This level of creativity and truth makes for an epic adventure, and is the reason why Miranda July says she had a "real romance with this book."
Desire. Objectification. Alienation. Self worth. Big topics collide atop simple musings in this literary adventure, and the combination is magical. Do give this book a try. After all, it is Kendall-approved.
A FEW OBJECTS OF OUR DESIRE