I’ve made several Tumblrs that collected ill-considered selfies. They got around; one of them, selfiesatfunerals, made Tumblr’s “most viral” list in 2013. Friends asked, half-jokingly, when my book deal was coming—and truth be told, I was surprised nobody made me an offer. Judging by Tumblrs-turned-books like Shit Rough Drafts and Feminist Ryan Gosling, it seemed like hungry agents spent their days scouring Tumblr for their next payday.
But now Kim Kardashian has explained the deafening silence to me: Unless you’re Kim Kardashian, your book about selfies is destined to fail.