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DWTS Professional Dancer Writes Book

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The five-time winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy on Dancing with the Stars is now taking on writing.  Derek Hough talked with Newswatch 12 about the new book and what he hopes readers will learn from it.

Hough’s new book “Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion” hit shelves on Tuesday.  In the book he talks about the struggles he faced growing up, including dealing with bullying. He also details the highs and lows of life on and off the dance floor of “Dancing with the Stars.”

About why he wanted to write the book Hough said, “I was looking back at moments through my life and thinking about when I was coaching my celebrities and sharing with them stories about my life to help them overcome certain things.  I just wanted to pick out those particular moments and share the things I’ve learned.”

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