JENNER, Bruce [Caitlyn]
Decathlon Challenge. Bruce Jenner's Story
Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, (1977). Jenner's first book (authored with Phillip Finch), published the year after Jenner won the Olympic Gold Medal for the decathlon at the Montreal Summer Games. Inscribed by the author: "To Ken/ Dream Big/ Work Hard/ Bruce Jenner." Finch writes: "From  until the late evening of July 30, 1976, he measured both of his most trivial and most momentous decisions by a single standard: Will it make me better in the decathlon?...This standard governed his diet, his sleeping habits, his daily routine. It was, alarmingly enough, surely one of his considerations when he decided to marry." Jenner: "You've got to be ready to be great. I know that may sound silly, but it's true. Being on the threshold of doing something that you've always dreamed of doing is a very scary experience." Jenner set the world record in the decathlon twice leading up to the 1976 Olympics, and he set it again in the Olympic competition. After the Olympics, he became a celebrity in other fields, including film and television. In 2015, Jenner became one of the most famous openly transgender women in the world. A fine copy in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. [#032323] $375
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