SnoCountry: Brave Enough

Review of Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins

Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter

What happens when an American wins the first-ever Olympic gold medal in cross country skiing? She writes a book. Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins with Todd Smith was just released by University of Minnesota Press and it is just what the doctor ordered if you need a pick-me-up while staying at home during COVID.

This story reveals all there is to see about gold medalist cross country skier Jessie Diggins who claims “at the core, I’m an ordinary girl from the Midwestern United States.” She’s authentic and honest and shares her triumphs and struggles with the reader from her childhood love of the outdoors to occurrences with the media and in public after she won Olympic gold.


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