Re his book, "Taking the Lead: A Life in Motion" . . .

Read it.

Whether or not you're a fan of Derek and/or DWTS, I'd say this book is worth your time. Derek gives a look into his backstory as a dancer/his life while growing up, and details experiences from both that made him into the person he is today.

He's got a lot on the ball, for someone so young.

Because it's so new, if you don't want to purchase it, get a copy from your local library (I did, and will be purchasing it at some point to re-read!).

Either way, your time will not be wasted!