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The Secrets of My Life Audiobook

The Secrets of My Life: A History

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2017 Caitlyn Jenner (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    J. Lowrey 05-16-17
    J. Lowrey 05-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyed!"

    Interesting and honest. Happy for Caitlyn!! Enjoyed the life story & history. Would recommend to all!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    TX gal Houston 04-25-17
    TX gal Houston 04-25-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Jenner is sweet, funny and honest...good person!"
    What did you love best about The Secrets of My Life?

    Like most complex stories, it's not like Jenner just decided to become a woman one day. It was an issue that was intertwined throughout his life but--since he grew up in the 50s, 60s and 70s--there were no words or precedent for what he was feeling. Instead, he did his best to create traditional families and be a good person. I don't know a lot about this issue, so I thought it was interesting to hear about Jenner's desires (we all have them, in various forms) and efforts to first stay busy to avoid them and then find ways to hide them. The book's message is: "Don't do that; live your true life."


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Jenner's very interesting life, from the Olympics to the Playboy Mansion. I remember the first time I flipped to "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and thinking, "Wait, is that Bruce Jenner? Why is he wandering around this crazy house?" Haha. But, in the book, Jenner has nothing but good things to say about his ex Kris (I think I read that she is upset, but I don't know how she could be). He said that she was social in a special/intimate way, organized, great mother, terrific in business...she gets the most compliments in the book.


    What about Caitlyn Jenner - exclusive introduction and Erin Bennett ’s performance did you like?

    I like Jenner's voice and was hoping that she would do the audio, but I thought it was nice that she explained that it would have been difficult because of dyslexia.


    Any additional comments?

    When the Vanity Fair cover came out, I thought, "Wait, no 'K' in Caitlyn?" In the book, Jenner said spelling it with a "K" would have been "creepy." Good point.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey 05-27-17
    Tracey 05-27-17
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    "Honest. Real."

    A bit hard to follow at times. I found it rather sad that although she admitted she abandoned her children, she did not seem remorseful for doing so. I applaud Caitlyn for being true to herself. It took great courage to make a move such as this while being such a public figure, but I couldn't help but feel this book was written only to make money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Renee M. Rubertino Eastlake, OH United States 05-25-17
    Renee M. Rubertino Eastlake, OH United States 05-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting and compelling"

    This story is one that is interesting to hear and I'm sure even more incredible to live through. I bought this book to understand and have more insight on a transgender person's journey. Especially the joinery of an Olympic hero who was once the best athlete in the world to the highest rated reality show
    It's just an incredible story an awesome story teller and a well written book. I highly recommend for plain old entertainment of for insight into a transgender life of struggle and dispute.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    iris Bell Gardens, ca, US 05-17-17
    iris Bell Gardens, ca, US 05-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "heartfelt "

    understanding of the transgender community. respect and don't judge you, And remember God loves you!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Darleen Buller 05-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very telling and insightful"

    I was a little skeptical about purchasing this audio book, I'm not quite sure why. I may have felt sad to loose an American athletic hero I guess but after much deliberation I finally purchased it and said to myself Keep an open mind. It was very thoughtful written and I feel I now understand better why a person would not only go through these changes and then write about it. I'm sure there were a lot of hurt feeling and I'm sorry your family and your wife's had to get hurt. But I now understand that you Caitlyn were always in there trying to get out. I pray your happy and at peace with your decisions and I'll keep all of you in my prayers for strength and forgiveness Blessing Caitlyn for happily ever after DeeDee

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Carrillo 05-17-17

    Love books love story's love using this as a way to detox

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    "A different kind of coming out story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would because , this is a very interesting story. Sometimes even as a gay man I don't totally understand what drives a transgender person this insight in to someone who was suppose to be the prime example of what a man was is amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secrets of My Life?

    A couple of things, #1) the fact that in the 80's he started transitioning #2) he could care less about having a penis and removing it didn't seem to be the issue that when she had feminine facial reconstruction.


    What three words best describe Caitlyn Jenner - exclusive introduction and Erin Bennett ’s voice?

    Something needs


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to was not able to.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I listen to this, I'm glad that this gave me a better understanding in to a community I know nothing about.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brent Goodyear, AZ, United States 05-14-17
    Brent Goodyear, AZ, United States 05-14-17 Member Since 2011

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    "Very Interesting"

    I think this was an honest reveal of her true life - Very interesting well done

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Lane New York 05-12-17
    Julie Lane New York 05-12-17 Member Since 2007

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    "Candid and wonderful"

    It may be difficult for some but I would challenge them to think what it would be like for them to be forced to live as the opposite gender to what they are.
    I'm not trans, but am gay and It took a lot in my life to come to grips with that truth.
    I admire Caitlyn for her honesty and hope her book will help to shed some light on gender dysphoria.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LWC 05-03-17
    LWC 05-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Much of a Secret"

    I applaud Ms. Jenner for her journey and the transition into her life. However her actions throughout her entire life were selfish and self serving. She blames everything in her life on her gender issues. We all have issues, the difference is adults take responsibility for them.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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