If winning two Olympic gold medals and being one of the only African Americans to do it weren’t enough of an overachievement, add publishing two books to the list.
In a follow-up to her December 2012 memoir, “Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith,” Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglasis doing just that.
To commemorate the release of her second book, “Raising The Bar,” Tuesday, Douglas chatted with The Huffington Post about traveling the globe, finding time to date, and how life has changed since she stole our hearts in August 2012.
You released a memoir at the end of 2012 that gave us a pretty good look into your life and how you got to where you are. Tell us why you decided to follow up with this book and how it’s different from what we’ve already learned about you?
I’m so excited it’s out. It’s a picture book, but not only pictures — lots of Gabby Douglas, really good quotes and thoughts, and there are really fun facts about me. People get a little more about me here, like what I love, who I’ve met, funny stories and who my celebrity crush is. It’s an inspirational fan book about what I’ve been doing since the Olympics.
One subject you touched on in your last book is your relationship with your father, but there isn’t any mention of him this time around. Why is that?
No. In the last book, I decided to touch on it, because I really wanted to; I wanted to share my story. But in this book, I wanted to touch on the fun facts, like what I’ve been doing, who I’ve been meeting and the great opportunities.
You take us into your relationships with friends and family and how you spend your downtime. What about dating? Have you been able to date at all?
Hmm … no. I’ve been traveling a lot, so I really haven’t had any time for boys lately.
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