Lessons from a Life in Motion
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
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Derek Hough, the dashing Emmy Award-winning fan favorite,
and only five-time champion of the hit ABC reality show
Dancing With the Stars, tells the inspiring story of his
life and career, and shares insider tips of how he
transforms his celebrity dance partners into confident,
For eleven seasons, millions of people have tuned in to
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 instills in
each of his celebrity partners a deep passion, respect for
hard work, and an irrepressible joie de vie spirit.
Now, for the first time ever, Derek opens up about his life
and the lessons he’s learned on and off the dance floor,
revealing how he went from bullied boy to ballroom boss. He
details how his experiences have taught him to embrace a
positive outlook, and shares the insights he’s gained
working with celebrity partners, along with
never-before-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the show.
Throughout, Derek spills the real secrets of learning to
dance—connection, respect, and cooperative commitment—and
demonstrates how he draws on the lessons of dance and
competition to embrace and overcome the daily challenges we
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