USA gymnast Gabby Douglas has been riding a wild wave of popularity since her impressive performance at the 2012 London Olympics. Douglas has been on a wild media tour that has included multiple appearances, the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions and most recently an appearance on Dancing With the Stars.
Douglas is one of the most recognizable members of the “Fierce Five” USA gymnastics team which won gold in the summer games. The “Fierce Five” included Douglas, along with McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber.
With her success and fame at an all-time high, Douglas is set to release an autobiography on Tuesday. The autobiography is titled Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith.
The description of the book says it will detail Douglas’ “faith, perserverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar.”
You have to wonder how a female so young and busy had time to write an autobiography, but congrats to the Olympic champion for being able to accomplish so much.
At the London games, Douglas became the first African American woman to win individual all-around gold. She also became the first American woman to bring home the gold medal in the individual all-around and team all-around events in the same Olympic games. It’s safe to say that Douglas has accomplished more than she could have ever imagined at such a young age and there is no reason to believe her book will be anything short of a success.
Douglas received help on the autobiography from Michelle Burford, who was a founding editor of Oprah Magazine.