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The Secrets of My Life

The Secrets of My Life

by Caitlyn Jenner


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In this remarkable memoir former Olympian and Kardashian family member Caitlyn Jenner reveals shocking and heartbreaking stories from her journey to become a transgender woman and fight for the LGBTQ+ community.

Imagine denying your core and soul. Then add to it the most impossible expectations that people have for you because you are the personification of The American Male Athlete.

Bruce Jenner, the celebrated Olympic icon and later the patriarch of one of the most famous families in the world, seemed to be living a dream life of success, fame, and prosperity. But the all-American image and million-dollar smile belied a lifelong struggle with gender dysphoria, and it wasn't until the sensational Diane Sawyer interview that the public mask of Bruce Jenner was finally retired, and through the memorable Vanity Fair piece by Buzz Bissinger, that Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world and set free to exist on her own terms. Since then, Caitlyn has undertaken an arduous emotional and physical odyssey to achieve the completeness she always felt was missing.

In The Secrets of My Life, Caitlyn reflects on the inner conflict she experienced growing up in an era of rigidly defined gender identities, and the cruel irony of being hailed by an entire nation as the ultimate symbol of manhood. She recounts her Olympic triumph, her rise to fame, and relates how her sense of frustration and shame grew with the passing years and the lengths to which she had to go to conceal her true self. Caitlyn in turn uncovers the toll that these personal struggles had on her three marriages and, subsequently, the relationships with her children. She also talks candidly about her life in the public eye as a member of the Kardashian clan, what led to her decision to become Caitlyn, and how she, her family, the transgender community, and the rest of the world has since embraced her new life.

Filled with incredibly personal and moving stories of struggle and victory, of anxiety and fear, and, finally, of surrender and acceptance, The Secrets of My Life reveals the real Caitlyn Jenner by tracing her long and eventful journey to becoming herself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455596751
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 164,952
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 A Stupid Boy 17

June 13, 2015 41

Chapter 2 Just Drop the Damn Ski 49

July 15, 2015 63

Chapter 3 Just Take It 79

Chapter 4 Who Am I? 93

October 14, 2015 107

Chapter 5 Golden Boy 113

Chapter 6 What Goes Up … 131

November 12, 2015 153

Chapter 7 Zap Zap Zap 169

Chapter 8 Busted 189

December 20, 2015 205

Chapter 9 Here's Brucie!! 221

March 30, 2016 241

Chapter 10 Bye Bye Breasts 249

April 4, 2016 273

Chapter 11 No Way Out 279

Chapter 12 Faith 293

Chapter 13 The Looking Glass 319

September 17, 2016 337

Acknowledgments 347

About the Authors 353

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