Fame-to-memoir timeline: August 2012-December 2012 (Four Months)
Anyone who doesn’t know Gabby Douglas’s name at this point must be living on a life delay, not just a tape delay. The Olympic all-around gold medalist embarked on a triumphant tour de victory after London, visiting The Tonight Show and the DNC, and baring her pearly whites on Corn Flakes boxes.
But TV appearances and breakfast cereal proved to be appetizers to her true entree—author. Last Thursday, Douglas announced that her book, Grace, Gold and Glory, My Leap of Faith, has an anticipated December publication. If that’s the case, the 16-year-old’s memoir will come out four months after her gold medals and high-flying uneven bar releases captured the world’s attention.
The book will follow her obstacles and optimism along her path to London, from her family’s support in her move to Iowa to train for the Olympics to her deep faith.
As People.com reported, Douglas’s achievements were a catalyst for a longtime dream. “Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book,” she said.
Looks like she wasted no time making it come true.
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