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The Secrets of My Life The Book Will Cover Caitlyn Jenner S Childhood As Bruce Jenner And Rise To Fame As A Gold Medal Winning Olympic Decathlete Her Marriages And Her Relationships With Her Children Her Transition And Her Experience As The World S Most Famous Transgender Woman


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    Feeling inspired so there s a Bonus BookTube Video this week all about the most impactful Pride books I have read.Now that you know this one made list, check out the video to see the rest As mentioned in the novel, I will be using Bruce he for when she was Bruce, and Caitlyn she for when she transitioned.As with much of the world, I am fairly aware of the Kardashians Jenners and their various scandals and upheavals I remember hearing about the transition close to when the Vanity Fair ar Feeling inspired so there s a Bonus BookTube Video this week all about the most impactful Pride books I have read.Now that you know this one made list, check out the video to see the rest As mentioned in the novel, I will be using Bruce he for when she was Bruce, and Caitlyn she for when she transitioned.As with much of the world, I am fairly aware of the Kardashians Jenners and their various scandals and upheavals I remember hearing about the transition close to when the Vanity Fair article aired and thought, Well, that s a new one It s so easy to think of reality TV stars as characters rather than people They re larger than life, dealing with issues often worthy of a sitcom andoften than not, they appear so two dimensionally ridiculous This book shattered such notions Bruce Jenner always wanted to be a girl from when he was a child trying on his sister s clothing to his adulthood, applying makeup in a hotel bathroom he never felt right in his skin When he finally began to transition, he continuously went back and forth terrified of what his family, friends and media would think Especially the media When you re in the public eye, everyone thinks you re fair game For example, when TMZ somehow found out he was starting to transition, Bruce begged them not to publish He hadn t even told his whole family yet and was filled with terror He remembers thinking, You keep a gun in the house Why not use it Just get it over with And this is someone who s dealt with the media his entire life Some people mention the word bravery in my transition from Bruce to Caitlyn in the spring of 2015 at the age of 65 It is flatteringFor me it was a form of cowardice to wait so long. Reading this book gave depth previously unknown to Caitlyn and this memoir was absolutely fascinatingPlease, I am begging you, don t ever let your life succumb to what others think Do not give into fear, as I did for so many years Do what is in your heart and soul I guarantee you will never ever regret it Instead, you will have the very opposite, not an imagined life but a life of new possibility, a true life. Audiobook CommentsNormally, I bash authors who do not read their own memoirs but not this case Caitlyn read an introduction, explaining the years of dsylexia she s suffered and how she wants this book to be seen heard the way she intended The 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge A book with a LGBTQ protagonist


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    Ary Hi, Caitlyn Glad you have a moment to sit with me and chat about your new book Congrats Caitlyn Hi, Ary Beautiful home you have I didn t know welfare bought you nice houses like this one nowadays.Ary Oh, Caitlyn You re so funny Like when you said you endorsed Ted Cruz, and later stated that you believed Trump could be flipped in trans issues You broke the internetthan Kim s butt Caitlyn That wasn t a joke Ary Coughs Anyway, let s get to the book Can you tell us about i Ary Hi, Caitlyn Glad you have a moment to sit with me and chat about your new book Congrats Caitlyn Hi, Ary Beautiful home you have I didn t know welfare bought you nice houses like this one nowadays.Ary Oh, Caitlyn You re so funny Like when you said you endorsed Ted Cruz, and later stated that you believed Trump could be flipped in trans issues You broke the internetthan Kim s butt Caitlyn That wasn t a joke Ary Coughs Anyway, let s get to the book Can you tell us about it Caitlyn Of course I m so proud of it It s gotwords than I could produce in one season of a reality show Ary Can you tell us what s in it Caitlyn I cover a lot of time in 300 pages It starts from when I was little boy There s a lot of focus on the last two years, when Caitlyn was introduced and got adjusted into the world I still am Ary Interesting Last two years You mean the same chunk of time that was extensively covered by every major media outlet, blogger, and your own reality show I Am Cait Caitlyn Exactly It was the most turbulent yet rewarding time of my life Ary Interesting for a book titled The Secrets of My Life Where are the secrets It s not secret if cameras were on you 24 7 Caitlyn Oh, there are secrets You see, the book has a special structure Each chapter alternates from my early years and Olympic career to therecent past The last two years are sort of a framing device to show how I m making a difference for the trans community, while the chapters on the past show how I came to terms with my trans identity Ary Wonderful That s a lot like Alan Cummings memoir Not My Father s Son He used the same structure to show how far he came from his poor, English town and how he navigated his adult life being in the closet Was this contrast a shared goal with your book Caitlyn Not really I had a much juicier goal I used the present day chapters to debunk media myths that were made about me and fire back at people who talked about me in a way I didn t like There s also a lot on how mean O.J was Ary So what exactly is so unique and secretive about writing the last two years since your first Diane Sawyer interview Caitlyn You get to read about it from my point of view I tell a lot about my Versace dress Ary Now let s go into the past a little Caitlyn I struggled with gender identity for a long time Ary Go on.Caitlyn What That s all you need to know I give lots of stories about how I used to crossdress and see if I could get away with it in public I had many close calls That s pretty wild Ary What about the part when you truly accepted your trans identity Did it happen, when your first wife caught you crossdressing.Caitlyn The answer is in the book Ary It just says she was shocked What happened after that Caitlyn Moving on Ary What about Linda You wrote that you two went to couples therapy over the matter What were on those sessions That seems pretty secretive Caitlyn Nobody cares Ary What about Gertrude, the gender therapist you sought out You had a special bond with her Did you tell us what was talked about in those sessions Caitlyn Get over your obsessions with therapists Therapists aren t glamorous Ary But Kris is And she is pissed over what you wrote about her What did you write that is irking her so much Caitlyn That she was controlling over my gender identity and didn t want me doing anything weird in public Ary That s kind of expected of a woman who trademarks herself as a momager We all figured that she was also a wifeager Anything else There has to be something You can t possibly tell me that Kris being controlling of your image is the reality behind the reality show Otherwise, that would make her public statements about your book just another PR stunt to boost sales I can t think of why she would do that, other than maybe so you ll stop suing her for money because you aren t collecting a paycheck from your show any Caitlyn..Ary So I guess you could say the secret in The Secrets of My Life is that the media and people are getting you wrong.Caitlyn Bingo Ary Let s talk about the most controversial quality about you Your politics Do you go into why being a Republican can go hand in hand with being transgender or part of the L.G.B.T.Q community Caitlyn No, actually, Bill Bissinger, my ghost writer made me appearliberal I say nothing about my politics, but I talk extensively about my white privilege and how not enough light is shed on the community That s pretty openminded Ary That s pretty intriguing Did that get you thinking about how the L.G.B.T.Q movement goes hand in hand with the Black Lives Matter movement Both minorities knows what it s like to be discriminated The Stonewall Riot was instigated by a trans woman Do you see parallels between that revolutionary communal act and the protests happening today Caitlyn Hey, let s not go too far Khloe was married to a black guy, Kylie was dating one, and Rob almost got married to Blac Chyna I m good in that department Ary I guess those talks with Bill didn t go so great Caitlyn No, but he did do a good job writing in my voice I ve struggled with reading my whole life, so Bill was courteous to write the book like I would ve done it, with tons of grammatical errors that make reading it hard I tell you, I hate commas When I write, I don t bother creating clauses in my sentences, so they run on Ary It looks to me like Bill did a lotthan write in your voice He captured the characteristics you most value in yourself Like how humble you say you were after the Olympics, not wanting to milk your fame too much, even though you did nothing but make public appearances for a living and signed on to be a sports correspondent But it s not your fault It s not like there was anything you could ve done Triathlon coach is so old retiree work And then there s how you say you re such a good listener Never mind you turning into a nuclear bomb when your costars on I Am Cait disagreed with you on who should be the next president I can see these listening skills were applied to the L.G.B.T.Q community You did a lot of research Like when you said there had never been an openly gay N.F.L star Michael Sam Hey, I beg to differ Caitlyn Shut up, Michael Your fifteen minutes are over I didn t even have my first public kiss with a guy yet And, Ary, you re wrong about me and the community I talk about my trans friends a lot in the book Ary Yes, everyone who was on the show with you I can tell you are nostalgic for I Am Cait You ever refer to Jenifer Finney Boylan as your I Am Cait sister Not your trans sister, your I Am Cait sister Yes, because reality TV is what binds us all together for life Isn t that right, Kim Kim What did you say Cait, you better not get a bigger ass than me Cait The show was groundbreaking I mean, I shone the spotlight on a community in the shadows Ary Yes, I love all those interviews you conducted with so many people who suffered You were like a real journalist I could feel the passion to take a bad experience and use it to make the world a better place Oh, wait, I m thinking of Leah Remini s docuseries on Scientology Leah Hey, my book kicks wayass Ary Yes, it does, Leah Yes, it does I can t with this woman I know this will be a 1 bestseller She s like that one guest at the party you have to invite so you don t appear like a dick, not because you want to She just keeps barging into our lives with some ridiculous statement Caitlyn does try to humble herself in this book, but she only does it to the bare minimum she needs to She isn t this deep, introspective person because she wants to, but because she knows she has to, if she wants to be liked Caitlyn, take an example from The Art of the Deal If there s anything Trump has taught us, being liked has nothing to do with being successful I know you still have your flaws I know you are still working things out I m proud you can be open about them And, I ll give it to you, the humor sprinkled in your book was kind of funny But, please, for someone who admires Janet Mock s and Kate Bornstein s books, you could ve taken the opportunities to amplify their messages in your writing I know this is a memoir, and it is about you It should be, of course But, like your show, we don t learn anything new about being trans that we already got from the internet God forbid a trans woman be your ghost writer This book is just an extension of her reality show because, like the rest of the Kardashians, she only way she can see herself is through a camera


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    Note In my review of this memoir I m going to follow the author s lead, using male pronouns for Bruce pre transition, and female pronouns for Caitlyn post transition I also want to note that though I ve seen the odd episode I don t watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians , haven t read the Vanity Fair article about Jenner, and don t follow the innumerable stories about Jenner in the media In 1976 Bruce Jenner won an Olympic gold medal for the decathlon, earning the title World s Grea Note In my review of this memoir I m going to follow the author s lead, using male pronouns for Bruce pre transition, and female pronouns for Caitlyn post transition I also want to note that though I ve seen the odd episode I don t watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians , haven t read the Vanity Fair article about Jenner, and don t follow the innumerable stories about Jenner in the media In 1976 Bruce Jenner won an Olympic gold medal for the decathlon, earning the title World s Greatest Athlete In photos, it s clear the champion was well built and movie star handsome Bruce Jenner won an Olympic Gold Medal for the DecathlonNo one would have guessed that Bruce hated his body, feeling he was stuck with the wrong male physique Almost forty years later, in 2015, Bruce publicly transitioned to his true female gender, becoming Caitlyn Jenner In this book Caitlyn tells her story.Caitlyn Jenner after her transitionFrom the time he was in elementary school, Bruce felt like something was wrong with him He was dyslexic, with massive reading difficulties , and dreaded going to school Bruce Jenner when he was a childHe was also drawn to female attire and when alone in the house would put on his mother s dress, slip on his sister s shoes, apply a dab of lipstick, and gaze into the mirror..feeling something was right about this At that time, in the 1950 s the word transgender was far in the future and Bruce had no vocabulary to describe his compulsions Thus he was bewildered, uncomfortable, and intensely secretive Bruce soon discovered he was a gifted athlete and threw himself into sports, in part to distract himself from his gender concerns As a youth Bruce took up water skiing, basketball, football, and track and field becoming a high school star Bruce Jenner was a high school athleteIt was at Graceland College, though, where Bruce set his sights on the decathlon With the strong encouragement of college Coach L.D Weldon, Bruce started to train for the ten decathlon events the 100 meters, the long jump, the shot put, the high jump, the 400 meters, the 110 meter hurdles, the discus, the pole vault, the javelin, and the 1,500 meters According to the author, You can lose yourself in that practice Whatever thoughts you have inside don t go away, but they do go numb Bruce Jenner was a college athleteAt Graceland College Bruce met his first wife, Chrystie Scott, who supported him emotionally and financially as he trained to be a world class competitor Bruce Jenner and his first wife Chrystie ScottIn secret, Bruce would don his wife s clothes, and when Chrystie discovered this in 1973, Bruce told her about his gender issues Chrystie was shocked, but Bruce disingenuously told her it was a phase , and matters were left like that as Bruce continued training.Once Bruce won the gold medal at the Montreal Olympics, he had many financial opportunites he became the face of Wheaties appeared on talk shows did a special with Bob Hope dipped a toe into movies and TV series became a broadcaster for a number of network sports shows and traveled around the country giving motivational speeches Bruce Jenner was the face of Wheaties Bruce Jenner on the television show CHiPs Bruce Jenner in his first movie Can t Stop the Music For various reasons including his gender dysphoria Bruce and Chrystie grew apart and separated Attempts at reconciliation failed, and the couple divorced in 1981, leaving their son and daughter Burt and Casey essentially fatherless Bruce Jenner with his children, Casey and BurtMeanwhile, Bruce met Linda Thompson, an actress and songwriter who happened to be Elvis Presley s former girlfriend Bruce and Linda dated for several years, married in 1981, and had two sons Brandon and Brody Bruce Jenner and his second wife Linda ThompsonWhile married to Linda, in the early 1980s, Bruce was struggling with the issue of his identitythan ever The author writes about those years, I seek every opportunity I can to cross dress and I get my hands on a couple of wigs Fearing Linda would catch him, Bruce told her that he identified as a woman She didn t understand, was shocked to see him in female mode, and their marriage ended shortly afterward Once again, Bruce essentially abandoned his children Bruce Jenner was largely an absentee father to his children Bruce was very unhappy by the mid 1980s, so he isolated himself in a small house in Malibu and lowered his public profile Bruce started seeing a therapist named Trudy Hill and got electrolysis a long term, painful procedure to permanently remove his facial and chest hair Bruce s trusted friend, Wendy Roth, helped him purchase women s clothing and wigs Bruce also started hormone therapy, which gave him womanly breasts Jenner writes, Obviously..when you have your beard removed and the effects of hormones kick in, people are going to notice Bruce Jenner started to lookfeminineIn addition, Bruce sometimes ventured out and drove around dressed as a woman The writer states about that era, I am now almost forty I feel good having allowed the woman inside me to live and breathe BUT, Bruce greatly feared discovery afraid of what his kids would think and doubtful of obtaining employment if he was exposed Feeling he needed to bring Bruce Jenner Olympic champion back into the public eye, Bruce discontinued hormone therapy in 1990 and started dating Kris Kardashian, who was in the middle of a divorce Bruce and Kris married in 1991, and according to the author had a loving, sexual relationship at first Bruce Jenner and his third wife Kris Kardashian Jenner notes that Kris knew about his cross dressing and permitted it..but not at home Thus, Bruce packed wigs, make up, and womens outfits when he went out of town for promotional talks, and dressed up in his hotel at night He would then walk through the lobby and go for a drive wearing ladies garments..a terribly risky venture According to the author, Kris got him back in the gym and helped restore his image and credibility She also reveled in being married to a high profile celebrity For his part, Bruce was a caring stepfather to the Kardashian kids Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob and a devoted dad to his two daughters with Kris Kendall and Kylie Bruce Jenner was close to all the Kardashians In recent years, Jenner who openly admits to being a terrible father to the first four Jenner children reached out and established affectionate bonds with them as well Bruce Jenner with his grown sons Brody and BrandonBruce reconnected with his grown children Burt and CaseyBruce, Kris, and their brood rubbed along pretty happily until Keeping Up With the Kardashians which debuted in 2007 became a runaway hit Jenner observes that he was depicted on the show as,.the well meaning but confused and helpless father and husband I get love but little respect Jenner also observes, I believe that thesuccessful the show becomes, the less Kris needs me and it sobvious..that Kris wants me out of the house as much as possible Moreover, the scads of people in the house during the show s filming afforded Bruce little privacy and he was desperately lonely amidst the crowd The television show Keeping Up With the Kardashians became a hitBy 2013 Bruce had separated from Kris and moved into a house in Malibu He had a tracheal shave, to reduce the size of his Adam s apple and despite elaborate efforts at secrecy was exposed on TMZ.to his great embarrassment Bruce Jenner was exposed as being transgenderBruce contemplated suicide at this time, but spoke to his pastor and rallied By 2015, Bruce decided to make the transition to female At the time, the author contemplated, How am I going to do this without being subjected to evenworldwide ridicule than I already have been The idea of a man becoming a woman is still shocking and weird to people, ghoulishly funny Thus, Bruce contacted his former publicist, Alan Nierob, who arranged for an interview with Diane Sawyer and an article in Vanity Fair magazine both respected forums in which Bruce would tell the world he was becoming Caitlyn Bruce Caitlyn Jenner was interviewed for Vanity Fair magazineCaitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair magazinePrior to the publicity, Bruce confided his plans to his family sister, mother, children, and step children and to his management team..all of whom expressed support though Bruce suspected not everyone was completely sincere The author thought, I want to look as physically a woman as I possibly can and went on to have facial feminization surgery, a breast augmentation, and The Final Surgery a vaginoplasty conversion of penile tissue into a vagina Towards the end of the book, Caitlyn writes, I have written this book to help us see that there is no right way to be, no wrong way to be, or any way to be except who you are Caitlyn talks a great deal about her support of the LGBTQ community, especially transgender individuals who experience frequent discrimination.and even violence Caitlyn knows that her position as a high profile transgender person gives her a platform to try and effect change.Caitlyn Jenner supports the LGBTQ communityFor people interested in the dishier parts of the book, here are a few tidbits During his motivational speeches, Bruce dressed in a suit and tie..but had a bra and panties on underneath Jenner says about O.J Simpson, Knowing him a litle bit goes a very long way because of his endless braggadocio and O.J is the most narcissistic, egocentric, neediest, asshole in the world of sports I had every seen Jenner believes O.J murdered Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, and asserts that Kris s ex husband, Robert Kardashian one of O.J s lawyers wouldn t have minded if O.J was convicted.Bruce Jenner with OJ Simpson Kris controlled all the money during their marriage though she generously bought Bruce a Porsche and scrutinized his credit card purchases with a fine tooth comb Of the Kardashian clan, Kim is the most accepting of Caitlyn s transition, while Khloe is having the most difficulty with it, and barely speaks to her stepfather Caitlyn notes that she told her kids it s fine to call her dad Caitlyn is not particularly interested in sex with either women or men Caitlyn is a lifelong Republican, though that party is not renonwed for its open mindedness towards LGTBQ issues On her Instagram, Caitlyn takes Donald Trump to task, telling him to call her Rumors that Caitlyn regrets making the transition are a complete lie Caitlyn Jenner doesn t regret her transitionI read this book out of curiosity I had seen Caitlyn promoting the book on morning TV and read an excerpt in People magazine.so when I saw the book on the new arrivals shelf at the library, I snagged it In my opinion, this is a sincere depiction of Caitlyn s experiences as she remembers them Caitlyn s story is compelling, and helped me better understand people who have gender dysphoria I felt great empathy when Caitlyn talked about her shame, fear, loneliness, and isolation which reverberated through the years and affected every relationship she had I hope Caitlyn s story provides help and comfort to people who have issues similar to hers.That said, the book s writing I assume by co author Buzz Bissinger is on the lower end of adequate and the story includes a lot of fluff and padding Still, if you have an interest in or are curious about the subject, you ll find something here.You can follow my reviews at


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    Caitlyn deserves credit for being so honest about her confusion and life altering decisions She s very fortunate that Bruce s ex wives and children are all so supportive What kept going through my mind as I read this though was that this story was in no way typical for a transgender This was practically a fairy tale compared to the majority of those faced with the difficult choices that come with being trapped inside the wrong body Caitlyn has tons of money, a huge support system, access to Caitlyn deserves credit for being so honest about her confusion and life altering decisions She s very fortunate that Bruce s ex wives and children are all so supportive What kept going through my mind as I read this though was that this story was in no way typical for a transgender This was practically a fairy tale compared to the majority of those faced with the difficult choices that come with being trapped inside the wrong body Caitlyn has tons of money, a huge support system, access to excellent medical care That s why her advocacy of the LGBT community is so positive She is a well known face in the media who is compassionate and sincere I hope she can make a difference


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    I picked this up whilst on vacation as I wanted to read something fluffy What a badly written book Torturous Yikes What a waste of money.KUWTK is fluffy, inane and stupid as is this book Yes, a fluffy read if you do not like my opinion, stick it in your pipe and smoke it that is the G rated version of what I wanted to state in response to all the lovely hate messages I have been getting I am not a bigot I have family and friends of all genders, races and sexual persuasions no I picked this up whilst on vacation as I wanted to read something fluffy What a badly written book Torturous Yikes What a waste of money.KUWTK is fluffy, inane and stupid as is this book Yes, a fluffy read if you do not like my opinion, stick it in your pipe and smoke it that is the G rated version of what I wanted to state in response to all the lovely hate messages I have been getting I am not a bigot I have family and friends of all genders, races and sexual persuasions not that I should have to state that but YOU called me that and told me to go back to my KKK meeting.I am practicing my FREEDOM OF SPEECHif I hate a book I hate a book It is not because the writer is not my kind of personit is because it is a BADLY WRITTEN BOOK.P.S I had to read this a second time for bookclub we all hated it


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    3 stars for the OJ gossip, especially bold considering he s up for parole and hates women, zero stars for the rest Off the top of my head 1 are you allowed to describe someone as having a Jewish accent 2 did Kris edit the book so she could take a royalty cut but not actually read it or was there just no editor whatsoever 3 I can t decide if it was shopping addict Buzz Bissinger or Caitlyn but how are you comparing male ejaculation to menstruation 4 Caitlyn WHY would you brag about not re 3 stars for the OJ gossip, especially bold considering he s up for parole and hates women, zero stars for the rest Off the top of my head 1 are you allowed to describe someone as having a Jewish accent 2 did Kris edit the book so she could take a royalty cut but not actually read it or was there just no editor whatsoever 3 I can t decide if it was shopping addict Buzz Bissinger or Caitlyn but how are you comparing male ejaculation to menstruation 4 Caitlyn WHY would you brag about not reading feminist authors 5 extremely misleading title, THERE WEREN T ANY SECRETSThis book sucked


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    This is one of the hardest reviews I ve written of a book because I m not really sure what to say It was a good book and really informative about being a transgender There were a lot of interesting chapters but there was a lot of boring chapters too Some were quite repetitive and I found that Caitlyn just seemed to care about what clothes she should wear than anything else I wish there wasinformation regarding the kardashian jenner family and felt it was just glossed over She is very This is one of the hardest reviews I ve written of a book because I m not really sure what to say It was a good book and really informative about being a transgender There were a lot of interesting chapters but there was a lot of boring chapters too Some were quite repetitive and I found that Caitlyn just seemed to care about what clothes she should wear than anything else I wish there wasinformation regarding the kardashian jenner family and felt it was just glossed over She is very brave for all she s been through and I wish her all the best


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    The memoir of Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn I thought it was well paced, interesting and the narrator was good In the case of memoirs, I really enjoy when a author narrates their own book But as Caitlyn explains in the beginning, she is not a great reader, has always suffered from dyslexia, and thought it would work better with a professional it was fine and still felt authentic I do watch the Kardashian s show, I did watch the interview with Diane Sawyer, I did not watch The Cait show after th The memoir of Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn I thought it was well paced, interesting and the narrator was good In the case of memoirs, I really enjoy when a author narrates their own book But as Caitlyn explains in the beginning, she is not a great reader, has always suffered from dyslexia, and thought it would work better with a professional it was fine and still felt authentic I do watch the Kardashian s show, I did watch the interview with Diane Sawyer, I did not watch The Cait show after the first few episodes I don t pay much attention to Enews or magazines, etc I didn t read Vanity Fair I tell you this because I did feel like the first 60% of the book wasof a rehash of what they have all talked about on their show because a lot of what this book is about is feelings I had read Linda s book, his ex wife, and she told a lot of the same stories I would not say this book is full of secrets I do feel like so much is already out there It s not dishy, just a getting to know you better feel to it It s a look at the life of Bruce and his family and how he felt at key parts As a boy, in college while he was competing, at the olympics, with his parents and siblings and with each of his wives I imagine it does feel good to just put your side out there The final 40% of the book covers his relationship with Kris, which may be the most revealing Also the last 2 years of life that does touch on a lot of the struggles with his relationships with family and covers all the things she did to achieve her full transition.Obviously pick up this book if you are curious


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    Jenner s fame is the reason this book got published There are undoubtedlyand better stories out there, but this is the book the system has delivered Although it has been filtered by a ghost writer, I believe this is as honest a record as we will get for now of the turmoil experienced by those whose gender orientation differs from their physical gender Jenner shows how this orientation was manifest well before puberty gender orientation has nothing to do with sex the social family Jenner s fame is the reason this book got published There are undoubtedlyand better stories out there, but this is the book the system has delivered Although it has been filtered by a ghost writer, I believe this is as honest a record as we will get for now of the turmoil experienced by those whose gender orientation differs from their physical gender Jenner shows how this orientation was manifest well before puberty gender orientation has nothing to do with sex the social family financial pressures that keep the orientation hidden how the internet has made possible the sharing of both feelings and information helpful to this community in a way not possible before the physical pain required to bring the physical body in line with its emotional core.Jenner s story is as dramatic as can be Not only was he a gold medal Olympian with all the iconography that comes with it but also a star of a global reality TV franchise There are interesting observations such as how a celebrity works with agents the connections you need to launch a reality TV show how top athletes share a bond OJ Simpson s demeanor Robert Kardashian s motivations the celebrity fishbowl, the persistence of the paparazzi and even on the difference in golfing with men and with women The progress made for transgendered people is cited as though it happened by magic, not as it did by action taken by the Obama administration despite harassment by Republican politicians and right wing media It is hard to believe that Jenner is so naive that he believes that Trump will continue to improve life for the transgendered community If you have a negative opinion of Jenner, this book is not for you If you are interested in the topic, there is a lot of food for thought


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    So, here s the thing I don t like Caitlyn I didn t like Bruce either, and I had high hopes that Caitlyn would soften that part of the personality I couldn t stand Unfortunately that is not true, and I kind of think Caitlyn is even worse now than Bruce was Just my opinion But, I couldn t resist reading this I used to watch the Kardashians all the time sad but true and I still remember how shocked I was when Bruce confirmed he was transitioning So naturally, I was interested in this memo So, here s the thing I don t like Caitlyn I didn t like Bruce either, and I had high hopes that Caitlyn would soften that part of the personality I couldn t stand Unfortunately that is not true, and I kind of think Caitlyn is even worse now than Bruce was Just my opinion But, I couldn t resist reading this I used to watch the Kardashians all the time sad but true and I still remember how shocked I was when Bruce confirmed he was transitioning So naturally, I was interested in this memoir This was a very entertaining and readable book, but it was also pretty shallow Anything that made Bruce look bad his first two marriages, for instance is completely glossed over in favor of random chapters where Caitlyn vehemently defends recent attack in the news Having these present day chapters mixed in during a chapter about childhood was confusing, and oftentimes those chapters were not really needed It seems to me that Caitlyn really just wanted a platform to fire back at people, and used this book to do so Regardless, this WAS pretty entertaining, as stated above I wasn t expecting much and I didn t get much, but I had fun reading it anyway


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