The Book Stall welcomes Caitlyn Jenner to the Union League Club of Chicago to discuss her new memoir, The Secrets of My Life. Ms. Jenner will be joined in conversation by Buzz Bissinger, contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine. Please note that books will be pre-signed. Ms. Jenner will be happy to pose for photos; however a purchase of the book is required to enter the photo line. Dress code for this event is business casual. Denim is not permitted. For more information or to reserve your space, please call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880.
In 1976, Caitlyn Jenner broke the world decathlon record by scoring 8,634 points at the Olympic Games in Montreal, and earned the title of "World’s Greatest Athlete." Forty years later, she captured the world’s attention again when she revealed that she is a transgender woman during an ABC News special with Diane Sawyer. Two months after this groundbreaking interview, Jenner debuted her new name and look on the July cover of Vanity Fair – a cover which has become one of the most iconic of the last 50 years.
Since revealing her true self, Cait executive produced “I Am Cait,” the landmark series on E! documenting her post-transition life, partnered with M·A·C Cosmetics to donate over $1.3 million to transgender Initiatives and became the face of the H&M “For Every Victory” sportswear campaign. Caitlyn was named Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of the Year in 2015, runner up for the 2015 Person of the Year, Out Magazine’s 2015 Newsmaker of the Year and one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year. She was honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the 2015 ESPY Awards for her transition from Olympic athlete to transgender activist.
In this remarkable memoir-written during her pivotal first years of becoming her authentic self-Caitlyn Jenner reflects on her past as she looks to her future.
"Imagine denying your core and soul. Then add to it the most impossible expectations that people have for you because you are the personification of The American Male Athlete."