Reading for Fall: Rihanna

By Janet Howard

While we patiently or impatiently count down the days until Rihanna releases her long-awaited ninth studio album, our girl just tightened her stranglehold on world domination. Rihanna has announced a new book, called Rihanna, of course, and it’s 504 glorious pages long. The collection, which is billed as a “visual autobiography,” comes out this fall via Phaidon. Click here for trailer.

Rihanna includes over 1,000 “intimate” photographs of Rihanna’s “life as a musician, performer, designer, and entrepreneur,” according to a press release. “I am so excited to share this collection of incredible images,” Rihanna said in a statement. “I’m very grateful to the talented photographers and artists who contributed. We’ve been working on the book for over five years, and I’m really happy to be able to finally share it with everybody.”

Last month, Rihanna’s biggest fan Cardi B reportedly outbid herself in an attempt to secure an exclusive signed copy of the book at Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball and coughed up $111,000. If it’s a signed copy you’re after (and a cast-resin tabletop bookstand), the Rihanna: Luxury Supreme will only cost $5,550—if you can afford it. Not willing to cough up over $5k to secure a copy of Rihanna? The standard Rihanna book goes for just $150 while the Rihanna: Fenty x Phaidon edition costs $175 and comes with a steel tabletop bookstand.

A great Christmas present for all of Riri’s fans. Subtle hint? Thank you, in advance.

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