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Kanye West Gives Sneak Preview of New Book, Launches His Own Search Engine

February 06, 2008 04:52:42 GMT

Kanye West has on Monday, February 4, posted three teaser pages of his forthcoming book, "Thank You and You're Welcome," on his kanyeuniversecity.com blog.


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It appears that Kanye West is in his best giving mood these days. The rap icon has given fans a sneak preview of his new book, titled "Thank You and You're Welcome", while in the meantime also has launched his own fans-oriented search engine, searchwithkanyewest.com.

As for the first preview of his forthcoming book "Thank You and You're Welcome", Kanye has on Monday, February 4 posted three teaser pages of the set on his kanyeuniversecity.com blog.

The first of the three teaser pages offered on the site is the "Get Used to Getting Used" page, in which Kanye cleverly explains why being "used" isn't such a bad thing. "To most people, the saying 'to use someone' carries a negative connotation. But I don't see it that way. To 'mis,' 'over' or 'ab'-use someone is negative. To use is necessary. And if you can't be used, you're useless," so he wrote.

The two other pages are the "Be Leery of the Free Gift Bag!" and "The Missing Banister Theory". Click on the link above to see the complete sample pages from "Thank You and You're Welcome". The so-called self-published book of "Kanye-isms" was co-written by author and journalist J. Sakiya Sandifer and will be available for $10 via Kanye's site.

In related news, Kanye has also teamed up with search engine company Prodege to launch his own search engine, searchwithkanyewest.com.

Searchwithkanyewest.com, which went online by Monday, is powered by Google and asks and allows visitors to accrue "Swag Bucks" dollars that can "buy" Kanye merchandise and other prizes, which among others include autographed CDs and clothing.

Every search on searchwithkanyewest.com gives users a chance to win more top prizes and they can also increase their chances by downloading the Kanye West toolbar offered by the site.

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