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2012 was a breakout year for Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas and she can’t help but share her joy with the world. The 17-year-old released her first book “Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith” in November, and now she’s gearing up for the release of her second novel, “Raising the Bar.”

While “Grace, Gold and Glory” shared the story of her raise to fame, “Raising the Bar” will highlight how she’s handling the new-found success.

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According to the publisher’s website, Douglas’s life changed forever “after competing in the 2012 London Olympics and winning two gold medals.”

“Inside these pages, Gabrielle shares an inside look at her day-to-day world, from the things that are still important to her — time with her friends and family, her favorite comfort foods, and her training routine — as well as what’s it’s like to suddenly walk the red carpet and interviewed by various people,” it reads. “Along the way, Gabrielle also offers tips on how you can raise the bar on your life and accomplish your dreams. Through candid photos taken by Gabrielle to exclusive images taken behind the scenes, experience what it’s like to be an Olympic Champion and a normal teenage girl balancing a life in the spotlight with a life in the gym.”

This project is part of a two-book deal the young gymnast singed with Zondervan Publishers last year. The 144-page autobiography is scheduled to hit bookshelves and online retailers on April 30th.


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