Monday, October 1, 2012

Gabby Douglas to write memoir

Daily News reported Gabby Douglas has decided to write a memoir, now that the 2012 Olympics are complete.

According to the article, the book will focus on the struggles she faced as a young gymnast and the experiences that brought her to Olympic gold! Daily Mail and others say the book is expected to be published this December.

She won't be the only female Olympic medalist in gymnastics to write about her life. You can get Shawn Johnson's memoir, "Winning Balance," on Amazon, other online retailers, and bookstores.

Dominique Moceanu is another Olympian who worked with contributors to produce her memoir, "Off Balance."

Maybe the most well-known gymnastics memoir comes from Nadia Comaneci, who wrote "Letters to a Young Gymnast."

Jennifer Sey also offers a work of nonfiction titled "Chalked Up: Inside Elite Gymnastics' Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympic Dreams." I haven't read this one, but judging by the title, it offers a grittier view of life as an elite gymnast.

Have any blog readers checked these books out or found others you enjoyed? If so, leave comments! Let us know which are worth reading.

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