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Summary

In this remarkable memoir - written with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger during her pivotal first years of rebirth - Caitlyn Jenner reflects on her past as she looks to her future. With poignancy and humour, Caitlyn 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 great lengths to tell lies to conceal her true self. She also delves into her life in the public eye, her marriages and her troubled relationships with her children, what led to her decision to become Caitlyn, and how the transgender community and the world has embraced her new life. Written with a searing honesty, this audiobook shows you the real and true Caitlyn.

©2017 Caitlyn Jenner (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Horrible narrator!

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I could not get past a few hours as the narrator is horrible. .

What didn’t you like about Erin Bennett and Caitlyn Jenner - introduction ’s performance?

It sounds like a computer is reading the book.

Any additional comments?

But from what I heard, the book is good and I fully plan to read it.

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A enjoyable listen

I really enjoyed this audio book. It's an honest full life story of Caitlyn and covers every stage of her life.

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Really enjoyed it

Really good story well told and presented. Would thoroughly recommend it and encourage people to read it.

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  • Amber
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • 09-05-17

Read this and learn about life long challenges

Would you listen to The Secrets of My Life again? Why?

Caitlyn reveals facts about her life that really no-one has the right to know. This is an amazing story, until you realise is is not a story, it is a revealing real life experience. I am sure re-reading will give an even better perspective of Caitlyn's life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character in this book is Caitlyn without ignoring Bruce. Everyone else are almost reduced to bit characters, even though some of Caitlyn's supporters are clearly extremely important people in her life

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The moment when Caitlyn (still Bruce at that point) was contacted by the gossip magazine, the editor's main purpose appeared to be to humiliate the subject of his article. What a terrible society we live in that gets pleasure from the suffering of others. It must have been so difficult for Caitlyn or anyone else in that position.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You can both laugh and cry at this book. The torment of a younger Bruce eventually arrives at the release of the Woman inside, which takes you on an emotional journey from sadness to joy.

Any additional comments?

Oscar Wilde was quoted as saying "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken" Caitlyn's journey shows that this is easier said than done, why? Unfortunately because of the pressures of society and human nature which doesn't like anything outside of the "norm". If this book helps one person to be more tolerant, accepting or understanding it has succeeded. Unfortunately it is unlikely that those who show signs of prejudice will read this book, shame.Caitlyn is very personal in this book and I am sure the pain and distress that she describes so well has also been experienced by too many others, not necessarily just the anguish of being Trans*.Personal and well narrated.

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Good Story Very Informing

Good book very interesting and informing, it would have been better if the author read the book.

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Quite dull considering she has had such an eventful life. She's very conceited which makes it an annoying listen.

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  • Karlos
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Very emotional listening

one can personally relate to Caitlyn Jenner, certainly feel one can sympathise / empathise with. has given me strength to tackle my similar life issues.

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truly inspirational

really enjoyed the narrator's voice. the story was inspiring and has made me start writing my own book too tell my own tale. I hope to get it published one day. Thank you for gelling your story. I want to listen to the book over and over!!

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amazing story

loved it. So glad Caitlyn is living the life she truely deserves. It must be awful for anyone waking up every day knowing whats on the outside isnt whats on the inside. Good Luck to her in all she does..

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Interesting

A Better read than I thought it was going to be. Some early parts where a little boring but as a whole it is worth a listen/read

Would recommend