Gabby Douglas to Write Memoir in Time for Christmas Release

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Gabby Douglas charmed the world with her magic on the uneven parallel bars, now she’s going to try to transfer that magic to the printed word.

Douglas announced today that she will write an “inspirational memoir”—and it will be a rush job slated to come out in time for Christmas this December.

The book will be called Grace, Gold and Glory, My Leap of Faith,” and will chronicle Douglas’ early life, how she left her family in Virginia at age 12 to train 3,000 miles away and her path to gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

“Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book,” Douglas said in the announcement.

She said the book “will also be about how much my family and I have overcome during our journey. It hasn’t been easy.” She hopes people will read her story “and think anything is possible.”

The book was acquired by Zondervan media company.

In a statement, HarperCollins senior vice-president Lisa Sharkey said, “Gabby Douglas shines even more brightly than her Olympic Gold Meals. The reason is her inner strength and strong faith.”

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