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Jenner, Caitlin (Author); Bissinger, Buzz (Co-Author) & Afanador, Ruven (Photographer). THE SECRETS OF MY LIFE. New York City, NY: Grand Central Publishing, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 320 pages. As New/As New.

The author's landmark memoir. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. "Autographed Copy" round white sticker pasted in front. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Caitlin Jenner's "The Secrets of My Life". As celebrity memoirs go, a cut above the trashy rest. That's surely because of journalist-par-excellence Buzz Bissinger's helpful (and indeed, indispensable) "co-authorship": The book reads like Bissinger's literate and stylish reportage yet somehow is still unmistakably in Caitlin (nee Bruce) Jenner's voice. This fact is not noted in the press and social media, which makes one wonder if many commentators, professional and amateurs alike, ever really bothered to read the book, which is well-written. No expense was spared either: The production values are exemplary, starting with the glamorous portrait of Jenner on the DJ Cover by Ruven Afanador, the brilliant New Yorker Magazine resident photographer. Like her or not (it will always be a hung jury, it is safe to assume, and for all kinds of social, ideological, and religious reasons, some of them valid), Caitlin Jenner is undeniably a ground-breaking global icon. That's because of who she was and what she is today: The ultimate All-American-handsome Olympian turned drop-dead-gorgeous MTF transgender (at 67 years old, as of 2017). After all, Jenner is NOT the first American transgender celebrity. That honor probably belongs to Chaz (nee Chastity) Bono, son of Cher. No offense, but who cares about Chaz? The only other major figure who clearly suffered from severe dysphoria was the late great Michael Jackson, who badly wanted to be white, cultivated a "male-veering-towards-female", androgynous persona, but was always held back by his own inner turmoil and extreme social pressure. Would her critics, and they are legion, have felt better if Jenner ended up like Jackson rather than blossomed triumphantly, and at a relatively late age, as Caitlin? "Charts her journey with affecting candor: Decades of distressful dysphoria as an Olympic champion and Reality TV patriarch, and the excruciating, exhilarating odyssey to her renewed identity in the spotlight" (Vanity Fair Magazine). An absolute "must-have" title for Caitlin Jenner fans/collectors. This Autographed Copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by Caitlin Jenner. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as almost ALL other copies available online are. The publisher flooded the market with the latter. Except for the book launch, Jenner did NOT sign copies in person. This comes with a pristine copy of the Souvenir Annnouncement of the event during which her signature was obtained. This title is a national bestseller, and an instant collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such title-page-signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with vintage photographs and archival materials. The world's most famous transgender celebrity/icon. A fine copy. . ISBN 1455596752. $70.00

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