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Laurie Hernandez “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond” -Book Review, Book Signing Guest Blog By Cathy

Cathy, one of our readers and guest bloggers to our Pure sites, went to Laurie Hernandez’s book signing in Ridgewood, NJ on January 22, 2017. She writes of her fun experience and about the book itself “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond” and how there are some similar parallels to the “Move Beyond: “Live On Tour” and Derek Hough. She also mentions how the book has some Dancing With The Stars mentions. Read on for lots more. If interested, you can purchase “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond” at Amazon. To purchase tickets to “Move Beyond: “Live On Tour”, go here. THANKS, Cathy!

“I Got This: To Gold and Beyond and MOVE BEYOND: Live on Tour…Laurie Hernández and Derek Hough both look, reach, and dream BEYOND!”
Laurie Hernández booksigning
Bookends ~ Ridgewood, NJ
January 22, 2017
Guest blog by Cathy

As soon as I received an email from Bookends Bookstore announcing that Laurie Hernández would be appearing there to do a booksigning for her new book on January 22, I knew I wanted to go and meet her! Olympic gold and silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics and DWTS S23 champion coming right to my backyard…what an awesome opportunity! Then when I saw the title of her new book, I Got This: To Gold and Beyond, I could see the common theme of *beyond* with both Laurie and Derek…To Gold and Beyond and MOVE BEYOND: Live on Tour! I was fascinated by this thought, so I was planning on mentioning this common thread to her when we spoke.

Bookends is an extremely popular bookstore where many celebrities hold booksignings. In fact, Derek had his first booksigning there back in August 2014, followed by Amy Purdy in ’15, and then Kym Johnson (along with Robert Herjavec!) in ’16. So attending this event with Laurie brought back many fond memories of Derek, Amy, and Kym being there, plus once you enter the store, there’s a constant reminder of all past authors who have had booksignings there with their names posted on the wall, categorized by year. What a super idea!

Laurie’s booksigning was scheduled to begin at 1pm and end…whenever!! I arrived at 10:30am, and as I waited inside the store, by 11am I was fortunate to see Laurie enter through the back door, accompanied by her parents, siblings, publicist, and crew. The line was starting to form outside in the parking lot, so after 11am I decided to join the line and wait outside. One of the staff periodically talked with us and kept us up to date regarding her schedule. He informed us that indeed Laurie had arrived and was upstairs signing the books…all 1,700 of them (!!)…for the awaiting crowd! Due to the massive crowd, in order to accommodate her taking photos with everyone, she was presigning the books so that we could just pick them up after meeting her. Made total sense!

It was a very friendly, gymnastics-oriented crowd…lots of young gymnasts sporting their team jackets. And considering the size of crowd, everything ran very smoothly, and it was all very well organized. Just before 1pm, the media started to arrive, and the line began to move. Each booksigning that I’ve attended at Bookends has been slightly different. Laurie’s booksigning was somewhat similar to Derek’s…with an enormous crowd of excited fans anxiously waiting outside!

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January 30, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Robert Herjavec Chats On His Wedding Coming Up To DWTS Kym Johnson, His New Book, And More

Below you can watch Robert Herjavec talking on his wedding coming up soon to Kym Johnson (and the wedding dance planned) and his new book (which includes passages of his time on Dancing With The Stars) in a new interview with Extra. This is so cute.

June 4, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Kym Johnson Talks On Dancing With The Stars And Her New Book – Video

Kym Johnson talked with Global News in Canada about her new book. She also chats a little on Dancing With The Stars. Awwww….she looks so pretty. Check her out…..and thanks to Andrea for sending.

February 19, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Kym Johnson Teaches Dances Lessons and Promotes New Book – Video, HQ Photos

Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson talked with the CW6 In San Diego about her new book and taught some dance lessons too. You can watch the fun interview here. Thanks to Andrea for sending. Also, below you can also see some new photos from a book signing in San Diego. Isn’t she and Robert Herjavec sweet? I love them. To order Kym’s book, see ReganArts.com and make sure you use the discount code “PUREDWTS” to get $7.00 off the purchase price.

February 14, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Guest Blog On Kym Johnson’s Ridgewood, NJ Book Signing And Photos

One of our readers named Cathy was able to attend Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson’s “The 5-6-7-8 Diet” book signing in Ridgewood, NJ last week. Below she tells us all about it and what it was like to meet Kym. Note how Robert Herjavec was there as well. Cathy even mentioned our review and PureDWTS.com to Kym. She also sent us some fun photos. With that said, don’t forget to order Kym’s “The 5-6-7-8 Diet” book if you haven’t yet at ReganArts.com and be sure you use the discount code “PUREDWTS” to get $7.00 off the purchase price. Thanks so much, Cathy!!! And here she is….

Guest Blog On Kym Johnson’s Ridgewood, NJ Book Signing And Photos
By Cathy

On 1/19/16 I had the awesome opportunity to meet Kym Johnson at her book signing at the Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood, NJ, with an added bonus of Robert Herjavec making a special guest appearance. Once I purchased her book “The 5 6 7 8 Diet,” we were all directed to go downstairs, where seats were set up for Kym to first give a talk about her book before she would actually begin her book signing. This was a very different set up from when I was there for both Derek Hough and Amy Purdy’s book signings. Within a few minutes, the press…Bergen.com…arrived and took pictures of some fans in the audience before ultimately taking many photos of our guest speaker! Then Kym made her grand entrance, and she was absolutely stunning!! She began to talk about herself…her background, DWTS both here and in Australia, her role as a pro and as a judge, her book and the meaning of 5 6 7 8 in the title, and lots of other interesting facts. Her story was extremely fascinating, and she captured and held our attention for the full 30 minutes she spoke. And her Australian accent…I love it!! Immediately following her talk, there was a Q&A session, which gave us further insight into her life. It was truly wonderful to get to know her. Right after she answered a few questions, it was time for us to meet Kym individually and have her sign and personalize our books. What a real pleasure it was to meet her personally and talk with her! She is such a sweetheart…most gracious and personable. During our conversation I told her that I read a fantastic review of her book by Vogue on PureDWTS, and she acknowledged that she had already seen it and said she was going to thank Vogue! What a real popular website!! I then told her that this was the bookstore where I had met both Derek and Amy for their book signings. A real popular place! Then as I turned around, about to walk away, I could see another line starting to form…this one was to meet a special guest, Robert Herjavec! He had been there throughout Kym’s talk, but remained out of the spotlight…until then! It was great meeting and talking with Robert for a few moments, and he most willingly signed everyone’s books as well. Overall, it was truly a wonderful evening meeting both Kym and Robert and seeing the beautiful relationship between them. I am thoroughly enjoying Kym’s book and am looking forward to seeing her perform on DWTS again!

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January 27, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson Interviewed On Robert Herjavec And Her New Book

Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson was a guest on People Now today. You can watch her below talking about Robert Herjavec, her new book, and more. Thanks to Brittany for the heads up.

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January 22, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Kym Johnson Talks On New Book And Romance With Robert Herjavec

Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson talked with People about her new book “The 5-6-7-8 Diet”. You can read below for why she wanted to write it. Kym also talked of her romance with Robert Herjavec.

“We were friends first, and we got to know each other on a friendship level; I think that’s really important,” the dance pro, 39, tells PEOPLE. “That developed into something else, and it’s really great. We’re both each other’s number one fans, and have respect for each other.”

Dancing with the Stars’ Kym Johnson on Boyfriend Robert Herjavec: ‘We’re Each Other’s No. 1 Fans’| Relationships, Dancing With the Stars, People Picks, TV News, Kym Johnson
“I wanted to create this workout so people can do the dances you see on Dancing with the Stars in a cardio way,” says Johnson. “Dancing is such a great form of exercise – you’re having fun and you’re getting fit. You don’t realize you’re working out!”

Johnson says people come up to her all the time saying they want to be transformed like the celebrities on the show, and her best advice is just to get out there and start moving.

“You just have to get started with it,” she says. “Sometimes that’s the hardest thing. You can do five minutes of exercise a day and build it up.”

More at People . To order Kym’s book, go to ReganArts.com and make sure you use the discount code “PUREDWTS” to get $7.00 off the purchase price.

January 21, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Kym Johnson Promotes New Book “The 5-6-7-8 Diet” On GMA And More

Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson is in New York City, New York to promote her new book “The 5-6-7-8 Diet”. Yesterday she did a book signing and visited with Extra. You can see some photos below. She also did Good Morning America today. She talks on her book, dieting, and she even teaches some dance moves. So cute. Thanks to @idolxfactor1 for recording. Note that Kym will be on The Doctors later today as well. If you haven’t read our review of Kym’s new book, see this previous link. It’s a gem. To order Kym’s book, go to ReganArts.com and make sure you use the discount code “PUREDWTS” to get $7.00 off the purchase price. Go Kym! And looking lovely as always and look at her SHOES! 😀

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January 20, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Kym Johnson’s New Book “The 5-6-7-8 Diet” Officially Released – Our Review, Discount Price

Hey All! Today is the official release of Kym Johnson’s new book “The 5-6-7-8 Diet: The 14-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss”. I got my copy and I just want to say that this book is so much more than a nutrition and exercise book. It reflects on Kym’s whole dancing career and what she’s learned along the way. She writes of her past partners on Dancing With The Stars and her training style. Let’s just say, Kym was tough and yet, she taught her partners so much more than just ballroom. She made them check their ego (if they had one) at the door. She also taught them grace, how to be confident if needed, and put their dreams into action. She also tells of finding love with Robert Hervjavec. Yes, you get to hear their personal story through her own eyes in the “cherry on top” ending chapter. I can’t stress enough what a gem of a read this is with wise and winning advice. I love how personal it is as she connects with the past …and the present. It’s also full of all kinds of fun photos too from her personal collection. It’s a great collector’s piece for any Dancing With The Stars fan. To order Kym’s book, go to ReganArts.com. Again, make sure you use the discount code “PUREDWTS” when ordering and you’ll get $7.00 off the purchase price.

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January 19, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Order Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson’s New Book “The 5-6-7-8 Diet”, Special Discount For PureDWTS Readers

Hey Dancing Fans and readers to this site!! Be sure you order Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson’s new book, “The 5-6-7-8 Diet: The 14-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss”!! The Dancing with the Stars’ champion shows you “how to lose weight, get fit, and live an irresistible life”. In doing so, Kym also shares “her life lessons, nutrition and exercise plans, and entertainment style through anecdotes, recipes, and contributions from her celebrity dance partners”. Kym also shares “life lessons learned from her mother”. If interested in ordering, go to ReganArts.com. Make sure you use the discount code “PUREDWTS” when ordering and you’ll get $7.00 off the purchase price. What a deal and a must have!

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January 11, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.