Team USA: 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 glitter

After Jessie Diggins won a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, she did not want to write a book. She thought that the world did not need another ‘I went to the Olympics, and then I won’ book. 

But then Diggins realized that if she shared her whole story—the good, the bad and the really bad—it might help people. She had just appeared in ESPN’s Body Issue and had opened up about her eating disorder. 

“This could be the reason to write a book,” she thought.

Diggins’s book, “Brave Enough,” hit shelves earlier this month and is available for purchase online. It’s a comprehensive, inspiring story about what it takes to be a world-class cross-country skier and how Diggins arrived there. But more importantly, it’s an honest, raw look at Diggins’ eating disorder, then how she confronted it and took steps to recover. 

 

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