NATIONWIDE – U.S. Olympic champion Gabby Douglas has finally released a new memoir entitled Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith available now in bookstores nationwide. Inside, Douglas reveals how the incessant training and racism she faced caused her to lose a “passion” for the sport. At times, she “just wanted to be a normal teenage kid” and she even contemplated resorting to a fast-food job at the local Chick-fil-A.

But it was her big brother, John, who encouraged her to stay the course. Because of that, she went on to become an international champion and celebrity for being the first African American gymnast to win first place in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The book was be released on Tuesday, December 4th and will be available on,, and bookstores nationwide. It’s bound to be a bestseller!