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Authors Group Presents Caitlyn Jenner
Sat, April 29, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT
The Authors Group welcomes Caitlyn Jenner 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.
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.
Please note that the Club has a business casual dress code; denim and athletic wear are not permitted.
The cost per person is $42 and the event begins with an 11:30 a.m. reception, followed by lunch and the program at noon. Books will be available for purchase at the event from The Book Stall. If you have any dietary restrictions (i.e., vegetarian, food allergies or gluten free), please contact Club Services at the Union League Club of Chicago at (800) 443-0578 or ClubServices@ulcc.org.