West saying 'Thank You' with first book


NEW YORK -- Rapper Kanye West will make his literary debut early next year with a book titled "Thank You and You're Welcome," co-authored by Sakiya Sandifer.

West said the book is an "entertaining volume of 'Kanye-isms' -- the creative, humorous and insightful philosophies and anecdotes used in creating my path to success. It captures the same wit, playful irony and piercing insight found abundant in my lyrics," he writes on his blog.

"In 'Thank You And You're Welcome!' I deliver my personal message uncensored, without any five-second delay or media distortion."

Although details are scarce, West did reveal the book will be available for $10 and that he will post sample pages in the coming weeks. Pre-orders are being filled via the site.