Caitlyn Jenner’s memoir The Secrets of My Life (Grand Central Publishing, $37) has hit shelves and everyone is clamouring for all the hottest Kardashian/Jenner clan gossip within. Whether you’ve been in with love with Caitlyn from the moment she graced the cover of Vanity Fair or you’ll never get over the fact that she’s a staunch conservative who voted for Trump, her new tell-all is the most anticipated Kardashian family arrival since North West.
Here’s a roundup of the biggest reveals from Caitlyn Jenner’s memoir (“spoilers” ahead, obvi, if you’re planning to read it).
She Had Gender Confirmation Surgery
In January, Caitlyn underwent gender confirmation surgery. She writes, “I just want to have all the right parts. I am also tired of tucking in the damn thing all the time.” But don’t expect her to talk about it in any upcoming interviews: “I am telling you because I believe in candour. So all of you can stop staring. You want to know, so now you know. Which is why this is the first time, and the last time, I will ever speak of it.”
Her Marriage to Kris Jenner had its Ups and Downs
Married from 1991 to 2015 and parents to Kylie and Kendall, Kris and Caitlyn don’t seem to agree on much lately. But things weren’t always that way: “Since—let’s not kid ourselves—everyone wants to know, Kris and I had good and frequent sex at the beginning.” Good to know.
And on whether or not Kris knew about her wanting to transition, Caitlyn writes, “This will always be a subject of dispute between us. She insists that she was taken by surprise by my ultimate transition to Caitlyn, which obviously means in her mind that she did not know enough.”
But Kris Definitely Controlled the Money
Apparently Kris was a little tight with the family purse strings. Caitlyn reflects on their time together: “I do not have a checking account. I have a credit card, but purchases are carefully pored over. Kris is incredibly generous—on her terms.”
She Started to Transition in the ’80s
Caitlyn first began hormone therapy in the ’80s, developing breasts and eventually undergoing breast reduction surgery after meeting Kris: “The procedure is easy. He basically liposuctions them out, and from the vantage point of looking like a normal father I do look much better. But from the vantage point of myself I am sad….”
Caitlyn Delayed the Transition Process Because of the Kids
“So I stop going through transition in 1989. I can’t do this to my kids. I can’t do this to me. I can’t do this to society. It is not ready. I have to get back in the game. I have to once again establish Bruce as the dominant presence, no matter how much I loathe him. I need cover again.”
She Distanced Herself from the Kardashian Name
The Kardashian clan was notably absent from Caitlyn’s special interview with Diane Sawyer, because, well, she wanted to be taken seriously. “They were slighted on purpose because of research showing that any time a Kardashian is on television, many in the public tend to think it is a publicity stunt to make money… After all of the time it took to get here, I needed to make clear that this was real, this is my life and not some publicity stunt.”