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Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles Is Releasing a Memoir

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Now that Simone Biles is finished with her successful Olympic run, the talented athlete is already moving on to her next adventure–publishing her memoir.

“The Final Five” star has co-written her own life story (so far), titled Courage to Soar, with the help of journalist Michelle Burford. The book even features a foreword by gymnast Mary Lou Retton. “I want people to reach for their dreams. If you’re willing to put in a lot of work, and if you’re focused and determined, you can go really far. That doesn’t mean everything will happen overnight; for me, it took years of training and perseverance to reach my goals. But looking back on it now, I’m glad I didn’t give up. There so many people who have inspired me with their love and encouragement along the way — and I want to pass on that inspiration to readers,” said Biles in a press release.

The memoir will reportedly take a “never-before-seen look at her life” including tackling “shares the ups and downs of her life, insights into her positive mental approach, and her inspiring journey to the pinnacle of her sport.”

The 19-year-old also recently made news when she revealed that she’s been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), saying that she’s not ashamed of it and has no issues letting people know.

Courage to Soar will be released on Nov. 15th, but if you’d like to pre-order it now, head over to Amazon.

Photo Credit: Simone Biles/Instagram