Books by Female Olympic Athletes

Books by Inspiring Female Olympians on Age, Body Image, and More

Books by Inspiring Female Olympians on Age, Body Image, and More

It's been a big year for pint-size Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, who made history by being the first African-American woman to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal at this Summer's London Olympics. The 16-year-old sat down with Michelle Obama, was interviewed by Oprah, led the national anthem at the DNC, and now she has a memoir out today!

In honor of Gabby's book, we're looking at some of the other reads penned by our favorite female athletes. Inside stories, inspirational tips — these books offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the lives of some of the most popular Olympians. Jennifer Sey writes about controversial issues in gymnastics, swimmer Dara Torres offers tips for getting ahead, and Serena Williams touches on her childhood influences. Read all that and more with these inspiring books by female Olympians.

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