The Secrets of My Life

The Secrets of My Life

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition
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"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."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781538743980
Branch Call Number: 306.768092 JEN 2017
Characteristics: x, 354 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Additional Contributors: Bissinger, Buzz 1954-

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joecarson
Jun 28, 2017

Having some surgery, or putting on a dress, and saying "I'm a woman now because I think I am," doesn't make you one . Bruce Jenner is not a woman. He is a male.

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rpavlacic
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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