06 May, 2013

Raising the Bar - Author Event and Giveaway

Gabrielle Douglas
Raising the Bar

Monday May 06, 2013 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
The Americana at Brand
210 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
event page | purchase from bn.com

Special Instructions
This will be a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be distributed with purchase of Raising the Bar starting on May 6 at 9:00 am. She will not be signing any other memorabilia.

About the author

Gabrielle Douglas is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she made history, becoming the first US gymnast to take home a team and an individual gold medal in the same Olympics. 

Gabrielle began her training at age six, and became the Virginia State Champion only two years later. When she was fourteen, she left her family in Virginia Beach to train with coach Liang Chow in Des Moines, Iowa. Under Chow's guidance, and with tremendous faith in God's plan for her, Gabrielle competed in the Olympic Trials and walked away with the only guaranteed spot on the team. Since her Olympic triumph, Gabrielle has used her platform to inspire millions with a powerful message: With hard work and persistence, any dream is possible.

Visit her online at www.gabrielledouglas.com

So I don't know if you know this about me, but I love gymnastics. I don't follow it as closely nowadays (the drama gets to me--ick, drama!) as I used to when I was 12 and still trying to do cartwheels in the back yard. However, I still admire and aspire to the kind of discipline and dedication that gymnasts  (like my cousin Tash, who is a member of the cheer team Team Pilipinas Coed) need to keep their minds and bodies in shape.

I'll be giving away a signed copy of Gabby's book to a lucky winner in the US or Canada.

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Good luck!

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  1. I totally had no idea you were into gymnastics. I suck at that stuff mut admire those who can do it.

  2. I do enjoy watching gymnastics and other sports on television, but the other aspects of the book are also interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I love the Olympics and Gabby is just adorable. I was so happy she did so well.

  4. Yes we follow gymnastics during the olympics

  5. I'm more interested in her!I think she is fantastic and I was rooting for her!

  6. I am terrible at it. I could do a back bend when I was about 13... the end. I can get through exactly 27 minutes of yoga before falling over, nowadays.