Maria Sharapova's Book Officially Underway
Five time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has officially announced that her book project is underway. She made the announcement on Facebook in November 2015, with a potential release date of 2017.
Image: Of Maria Sharapova reading!
Here's what Maria posted via the social media platform Facebook -
Back in December, I walked out of a casual book meeting and got inspired to live through my journey on paper. A few of my written paragraphs went around publishing offices and I received the unexpected honor to work with Farrar, Straus and Giroux on my very first book.
Those paragraphs took me a good four months to write which is exactly when I realized I might need to schedule some writer meetings, unless it would be okay to have a 2030 release date!
I am so happy to be working with Rich Cohen on this project and I hope he forgives me for any of my future nonsense doodling. He co wrote one of my favorite autobiographies Jerry Weintraub, When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead. You have to read it, if you haven't yet.
I am very excited to share my story with you. It is real and raw and there are no limits. We have already started working and speaking to all the interesting characters that have been so influential in my life. It is amazing how many things I am learning and re living while working on this book. Writing has been a passion of mine ever since I realized math was not my favorite subject, and it gave me a chance to express my feelings when I didn't have many people to communicate to as a young girl.
I'll keep you updated on my progress but 2017 feels very reasonable now that I have professionals helping me.