The Secrets of My Life

The Secrets of My Life

Book - 2017
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With poignancy and humour, Caitlyn Jenner writes about her confusion growing up, the temporary triumph of the Olympics as Bruce Jenner, and the noose of being endlessly described as the ultimate in manhood. She reveals her sense of shame and deceit she felt as she got older, as she went to greater lengths to tell lies to conceal her true self. Written with a searing honesty, this book shows you the real and true Caitlyn.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781455596751
Characteristics: x, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bissinger, Buzz 1954-- Author


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Apr 19, 2019

I found this memoir to be believable and honest. Bruce Jenner the all american athlete transgender. His public image completely shattered or not. It took courage for him to break his silence and go public with his new Cait image. I feel that he is using his public image to help the transgender community accept the concept that you don't choose this lifestyle. It is embedded into your DNA. It chooses you. I think the road to becoming Cait may have been harder for him than people who are not in the public eye and yet easier because he had the financial means to make the transition with the best treatments that could be bought. He didn't have to work the sex trade to survive. He seemed completely honest telling the story of his relationship with his exes and his children and he understands that it may be very hard for his kids to still call him Dad when they are looking at Cait. I loved the loyalty his sister had for keeping his secret for so long and the acceptance by his Mom saying she would love him as Bruce or Caitlyn. When you have the family support the road is always easier to walk.

Sep 15, 2017

Jenner writes of his wish to change his gender from the time he won his gold medal through all his marriages (there were three) and how wanting to become female affected his relationships with his wives and children.

The book is sometimes painful to read. He struggled for years until finally making the decision to change his gender.

The most interesting part of the book (to me) was the part about OJ and Nicole Simpson who were friends with the Jenners.

May 09, 2017

Is Caitlyn Jenner a hero? No. Is she courageous? Not particularly - although she might have been if she wasn't a privileged personality who could afford gender reassignment surgery. But she is an advocate trying to break down barriers on what might be the last prejudice - discrimination against transgendered persons.

This book recounts her struggle with her true identity at a young age, as well as a synopsis of her three marriages - the most notable to Kris Kardashian, but also to two other women - one of whom was a "Hee Haw" girl - and the children they produced. The book touches on Jenner's and Kardashian's friendship to both OJ Simpson and Nicole Brown before she was murdered; as well as Jenner's contentious relationship with the press as he was transitioning, most notably with Harvey Levin of TMZ. Well thought out and certainly heartfelt, although going back and forth between time periods was a bit confusing.

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