Ranking self-aggrandizing photo books and memoirs from the Olsen twins, Kate Moss, and more

By Isabella Biedenharn
Updated May 04, 2015 at 04:23 PM EDT
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Kim Kardashian’s Selfish is an exercise in curated narcissism—but she’s not the first to sing a song of herself. We place her in the Pantheon of Egos, ranked from Savvy to downright Shameless.

Influence, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2008)

The actresses-turned-designers interviewed their VIP artist friends in a well-produced ode to high culture—and name-dropping.

Kate: The Kate Moss Book, Kate Moss (1995)

This gorgeous collection of ’90s-era photos (all featuring Kate, of course) doubles as the supermodel’s early B-sides.

Selfish, Kim Kardashian (2015)

Love her or hate her, Kim’s selfies are crucial to her megasuccessful brand—and a window into her… something. If we keep double-tapping, she’ll keep duck-facing.

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, Arnold Schwarzenegger (2012)

Though the Ahnuld-sized autobiography clocks in at 650 pages, only a handful of those address his… errors.

Confessions of an Heiress, Paris Hilton (2004)

Remember when Paris Hilton tried to trademark “That’s hot”? Remember when people talked about Paris Hilton?

Don’t Hassle the Hoff, David Hasselhoff (2007)

Kudos for grabbing that punny, low-hanging fruit, David, but forgive us if we can’t bring outselves to read four separate chapters titled “Travels With the Hoff.”