Gaudium from Histria Books is pleased to announce…
Simply Verona: Breaking All the Rules
At the tender age of 15, Verona van de Leur took the gymnastics world by storm to become the greatest gymnast the Netherlands had ever produced. Her remarkable talent brought her gold medals, money, and fame. Although she seemed like a young woman on top of the world, Verona’s life soon spun out of control. Abused and exploited by those closest to her, when her gymnastics career came to an end, Verona suddenly lost everything that she had worked so hard to achieve.
Living on the streets of Holland, the one-time world champion gymnast was homeless, penniless, living out of her car, arrested and jailed, and contemplating taking her own life. But from the depths of her despair, Verona emerged to rediscover herself and to become a successful, albeit controversial, entrepreneur. She returned to gymnastics, entered the world of adult entertainment and modeling, and went on to start the successful business ventures that ultimately turned her life around.
Now, for the first time, the controversial international gymnastics star, Verona van de Leur, tells her true story to the world in this no holds barred autobiography.
About the Author
Verona van de Leur, born 27 December 1985, is a retired Dutch artistic gymnast. She earned the title Dutch Sportswoman of the Year in 2002 after winning the all-around silver medal at that year’s European Gymnastics Championships and the silver medal on floor exercise at the World Championships. She retired from gymnastics in 2008 and, after overcoming many personal challenges, has gone on to become a successful, albeit controversial, entrepreneur.
Imprint: Gaudium Publishing
476 pp., 6 x 9 in. (229 x 152 mm), Illustrated
Date of Publication: March 1, 2020
Date of Publication: November 15, 2020
Date of Publication: April 1, 2020