Lindsey Vonn memoir ‘Rise: My Story’ coming next year

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FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, United States’ Lindsey Vonn gets emotional as she holds a press conference after taking the bronze medal in the women’s downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden. The retired alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back. Vonn’s memoir “Rise: My Story” will come next year, Dey Street Books announced Monday, May 13. Vonn will describe her journey from childhood in Minnesota to international fame, her achievements – including 82 World Cup wins and three Olympic medals – and injuries ranging from fractures near her left knee joint to a broken arm. In a statement issued through Dey Street, Vonn said she was “digging deep” into her life. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsey Vonn, the retired Alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back.

Vonn’s memoir, “Rise: My Story,” will come next year, Dey Street Books announced Monday. Vonn will describe her “epic journey” from childhood in Minnesota to international fame; her achievements, including 82 World Cup wins and three Olympic medals; and the injuries ranging from fractures near her left knee joint to a broken arm, that made her decide to quit.

“I think I have plenty to talk about with my injuries, obviously, my entire career and my personal life, my family,” Vonn told The Associated Press during a red carpet appearance Monday. “There’s a lot that’s happened in my life, and I feel like I want to share that and empower other women to be independent and strong and believe in themselves.”

Vonn, 34, retired in February after the world championships in Are, Sweden. She won a bronze medal in her final race, the downhill competition.

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