New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller!
Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez shares her story in her own words in this debut book for fans of all ages—with never-before-seen photos!
At sixteen years old, Laurie Hernandez has already made many of her dreams come true—and yet it’s only the beginning for this highly accomplished athlete. A Latina Jersey girl, Laurie saw her life take a dramatic turn last summer when she was chosen to be a part of the 2016 US Olympic gymnastics team.
After winning gold in Rio as part of the Final Five, Laurie also earned an individual silver medal for her performance on the balance beam. Nicknamed “the Human Emoji” for her wide-eyed and animated expressions, Laurie continued to dance her way into everyone’s hearts while competing on the hit reality TV show Dancing with the Stars, where she was the youngest-ever winner of the Mirrorball Trophy.
Poignant and funny, Laurie’s story is about growing up with the dream of becoming an Olympian and what it took to win gold. She talks about her loving family, her rigorous training, her intense sacrifices, and her amazing triumphs. Be prepared to fall in love with and be mesmerized by America’s newest sweetheart all over again.
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CANNOT WATCH LAURIE ENOUGH
Laurie Hernandez is excellent!
One of the best gymnasts in America!
At 16 she's an inspiration
I watched her in the olympics n on Dancing With The Stars. And was shocked at how sweet n mature she was for 16 years old. This past winter January 17th I saw her live on the Dancing With The Stars~ live We Came To Dance Tour. And since than she has become my inspiration to follow my dreams. I have enrolled in school to start a career. N her book is amazing. Keep inspiring people n working hard.
I'm not a gymnast nor do I follow the sport religiously. But from the moment I saw this young talented lady during the Pacific Rims competition and the Olympic Trials, I was in awe. Her self confidence, humbleness and tenacity were on display during those meets. I couldn't help but cheer her on. She inspired in me in so many ways. Her book is not only funny but thought provoking. This young lady endured so much and persevered. I'm excited to read a sequel perhaps?