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Adam Rippon at Book Soup Oct 23 to Sign ‘Beautiful on the Outside’




Adam Rippon on new life, loves, memoir, ass and skating in the nude

by Joey Diguglielmo

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Blade) — The Adam Rippon ‘Beautiful on the Outside’ book signing takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 23 6 p.m. at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood. The entry fee of $28 includes the book.

We blitzed through a torrent of questions with Adam Rippon by phone last week. The bronze medal-winning gay breakout star (and self-proclaimed “America’s sweetheart”) releases his memoir “Beautiful on the Outside” Oct. 15. He and skier pal, Gus Kenworthy, each came out in 2015 and last year became the first openly gay male U.S. athletes to compete at the Winter Olympics.

Rippon is in LA (at Book Soup) on Wednesday, Oct. 23 as part of a 13-city book tour. His comments have been slightly edited for syntax and length.

WASHINGTON BLADE: How did the book come about?

ADAM RIPPON: Well, right after the Olympics, my team was saying that it might be a fun idea to write a book and I thought that this, like, really felt like a full chapter of my life sort of coming to an end and a new one was starting so I felt like it would be a really therapeutic almost experience. And I thought it would be a good thing for me to do, to kind of debrief and sort of be my moment to soak in everything that was like going on. So it was my team’s idea but then ultimately it was something that I did truly want to pursue.

BLADE: How long did it take to […]

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