Golden girl Gabby Douglas plans to turn her Olympic story into a best-selling book this holiday season. The 16-year-old Virginia native announced today that in December she will release a memoir, Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith.
According to People, Douglas said the “inspirational memoir” will cover her early life, leaving her family at 12-years-old to train in Des Moines, Iowa and becoming the first African-American woman in history to win a gold medal in the women’s all-around competition.
The athlete says her memoir will also chronicle how her family overcame the odds during her troubled journey to success. “It hasn’t been easy,” she said in hopes of encouraging readers to “think anything is possible.”
Douglas shared a similar message during her exclusive interview with ESSSENCE.com in August, saying she wants little black girls watching, and now reading, to “… just go out there and fight. If you have this dream, just go out there and don’t be scared. Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.”
Will you be picking up a copy of Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith this holiday season?