On April 24th, 2017, Caitlyn Jenner released her memoir, “The Secrets of My Life”. It was to document her journey from gold medal decathlon Olympian, to reality television star, to her decision to transition from a man to a woman. It would also expose “Kardashian secrets” that ex-wife Kris Jenner and her brood of infamous Kardashian kids would rather remain hidden. Many believed the explosive tell all would fly off the shelves, but instead the book is suffering from lackluster sales.
The book currently sits at #49 on Amazon, #15 on USA today, and #8 on the New York Times Bestseller list. While most would consider this a success, it is definitely not the numbers that Caitlyn wanted. After all, she included juicy details of her and Kris’ marriage, and didn’t think twice to paint Kris as a controlling, manipulative liar.
Despite Kris’ claim that she had no idea a (then) Bruce wanted to transition, Caitlyn Jenner states clearly that Kris Jenner knew before they were married and asked for (then) Bruce to only dress in women’s clothing when they were out of town so the children wouldn’t walk in and find out. She even revisits the OJ Simpson murder case and takes a swipe at the late Robert Kardashian Sr, father to Caitlyn’s former step-children.
So why are Caitlyn’s book sales disappointing? Well, most believe that the world is simply sick of the Kardashian/Jenners and their never ending drama and need for attention at any cost. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” ratings are so low the show is in danger of getting cancelled. Caitlyn’s own reality show “I am Cait” was axed last year.
Kim Kardashian was recently exposed for airbrushing her instagram pics and lost over 100,000 followers overnight. Caitlyn Jenner was once likable as the exasperated step-father to the Kardashian sisters, but now people complain that she comes across as whiny and is always painting herself as a “victim”. Even those who were once fans of the Kardashians have taken to social media to call them fake and ask them to please go away.
Given the fact that Caitlyn’s step-children have turned against her and even her own children Kendall and Kylie Jenner are uncomfortable with being caught in the middle of a family squabble, one has to wonder if Caitlyn Jenner’s lackluster book was really worth damaging her family relationships.
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