Lindsey Vonn memoir 'Rise: My Story' coming next year

Lindsey Vonn, retired Alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back with a memoir, 'Rise: My Story,' coming next year

NEW YORK -- Lindsey Vonn, the retired Alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back.

"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.