The Secrets of My Life - Caitlyn Jenner

The Secrets of My Life

By Caitlyn Jenner

  • Release Date: 2017-04-27
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 3.5
From 39 Ratings



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 lead to her decision to becoming Caitlyn, and how the transgender community and the world has embraced her new life. Written with a searing honesty, this books shows you the real and true Caitlyn.


  • Insightful

    By Holliewood90
    Gives a great back story of Bruce and Caitlin and how he felt. Interesting read and very insightful.
  • Nothing new

    By Gosgal1986
    Nothing we didn’t already know. Jumpy and poorly written.
  • Didn’t like the tone

    By Nbc91
    Her story, but pushing the blame around
  • Dull

    By TorsterTori
    I have watched the Kardashians since it first aired in the U.K and my perception of Bruce was a kind, considerate man. Having read this book and the transition into Caitlyn, I felt I had totally misinterpreted who Bruce was. Caitlyn is a self righteous women, who invests all her time and energy into herself. She comes across as incredibly selfish, and doesn't appear to have a kind word to say about anyone other than herself. I found the book disappointing... and expect to be told in excess of 1000 times before chapter 2, that was Bruce was an olympics gold medalist! She lacks modesty.. I genuinely did not enjoy the book and I wouldn't recommend it. The book also needs another proof read too, having paid almost £10 for it, I didn't expect to see grammatical/spelling errors throughout... but there was!
  • Boring

    By Bungielou
    Boring book made out as if Caitlyn/Bruce was nothing but hard done by in life. Everything has a boring reason or excuse.
  • Ok...

    By Sully02013
    A lot of the book focuses on things Caitlin has said about the trans community or how she can impact the trans community, it felt very blah, blah, and I skipped quite a few pages. My interest was more in the personal story of Bruce to Caitlyn and effects on his family. I think this book could have been cut in half and I would not recommend it for the high purchase price.
  • The brakes are off.

    By EndlessSerpent
    For someone who got away with killing people in a car crash, Bruce is surprisingly modest.
  • A great read

    By Tim Tam Peanut Butter
    Bruce is fantastic in this book. I would recommend. His stories are definately worth reading.