Stillwater Gazette: Brave Enough

Interview with Todd Smith, co-author of Brave Enough

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 glitterJessie Diggins caught the attention of Minnesota skiers while competing at Stillwater Area High School, dominating the field to win three state Nordic skiing titles before stepping onto the national and world stages.

The Afton native and Olympic gold medalist from the 2018 PyeongChang Games teamed up with Twin Cities author Todd Smith for his “Brave Enough”, Smith’s second book and a collaborative effort.

“Jessie’s life and career are at the intersection of sports, activism, travel, comedy and adventure,” Smith said in a recent email interview. “All of these things come together to form a woman with a fascinating story to tell.”


Read the whole interview.