Simone Biles rocked everyone’s world with her absolutely stunning performance at this year’s Olympics. She walked away with five medals, four gold and one bronze, for the United States. She also broke the record for being the first women ever to win three consecutive individual all-around gold medals at the World Gymnastics Championships. As an artistic gymnast and member of the ‘Final Five’ (the whole group is amazing, really), Biles is considered the most decorated American gymnast as of 2016.
People love Biles for her skill, but she has also touched people with her bubbly personality and incredible motivation. She’s got a pretty inspiring story as well- and much of it will be revealed in her autobiography, Courage to Soar, coming this November.
Biles discussed her autobiography with Ellen Degeneres on Ellen. She states that it is “my life story and it’s coming from me so that people don’t read something on the internet and they’re a little unsure of it. So it’s about my life, a little bit about my family, and then how I got where I am.” She also thanked Ellen for getting her and Zac Efron in touch.
The biography was written by Michelle Burford, a New York Times bestselling author, is no stranger to celebrity autobiographies. She’s the woman behind Paralympic bronze medalist Amy Purdy’s On My Own Two Feet, and Gabby Douglas’s autobiography, Grace, Gold and Glory. Douglas is Biles’s teammate and one of the awesome women who make up the ‘Final Five’.
We have no doubt that Courage to Soar will tell a wonderful, inspiring story.
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