Secretariat: a Life, is a nonfiction, biography on Secretariat, written by Diane Nguyen. It is referenced mostly in Season 1 of BoJack Horseman.


  • Diane Nguyen wrote the book, she also wrote BoJack Horseman's biography, who portrayed Secretariat. She also served as a character consultant for the film, but was forced to do tasks like making sure nobody tripped over the cables.
In Secretariat: a Life Nguyen paints a vivid portrait of one of the greatest thoroughbreds of all time. From interviews with Secretariat's family, managers, and lovers we see a side of the legend until now left unseen. Never again will you look at Secretariat the same.

—USA Toady

The amazing story behind the greatest athlete of the twentieth century.


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