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Olympian Johnny Weir to pen book

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Image Credit: Justin LubinHe’s known for his colorful personality, both on and off the ice. Now, outspoken figure skater Johnny Weir will bring his unique voice to the literary world.

Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books announced today that it will publish a yet-to-be-titled book from Weir, featuring a collection of anecdotes and essays on skating, fashion, pop culture and the author himself. It’s scheduled for a January 2011 release. “His book will be all things Johnny — vivacious, stylish, honest and one-of-a-kind,” said Jennifer Bergstrom, vice president and editor-in-chief of Gallery Books, in a statement.

Weir, 25, is a three-time U.S. National Figure Skating champ, World Medalist and two-time U.S. Olympian. He’s also the star of his own reality show, Sundance Channel’s Be Good, Johnny Weir.

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