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Taking the Lead : Lessons from a Life in Motion (Reprint) (Paperback) (Derek Hough)

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"Sometimes I've taken home the trophy, sometimes I've stumbled or tripped over my own feet. But every move I've made has shaped me into the person I am today."

Season after season, millions of fans tune into Dancing with the Stars to watch Derek Hough, the talented, consummate competitor whose skill and commitment have made him the show's all-time champion. Whether he's dancing with an Olympic gold medalist, an internationally renowned recording star, or a celebrated actress, Derek has an undeniable talent for bringing out the best in his partners. He does more than just tutor them in the fox-trot and paso doble—he teaches them how to see beyond their limits and realize their true potential.

Now, for the first time ever, Derek opens up about his transformation from bullied little boy to accomplished performer and coach who lets nothing—and no one—stand in his way. InTaking the Lead he details how his experiences have taught him to embrace a positive outlook, channel his creativity and drive, and face his fears head-on.

From his early training in London beginning at the age of twelve, to grueling dance competitions around the world, to never-before-told stories from behind the scenes ofDancing with the Stars, Derek writes with honesty and insight about his extraordinary journey. And in sharing his own story, he shows all of us how we can take charge of pursuing our goals, overcome obstacles, and become winners—not just on the dance floor but in life.

The only four-time champion of the hit ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars shares the lessons he's learned on and off the dance floor that helped him embrace and overcome daily challenges, along with never-before-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the show. 75,000 first printing.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 189
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Derek Hough
Language: English
Street Date: August 4, 2015
TCIN: 17350421
UPC: 9780062420329
Item Number (DPCI): 247-45-9464
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