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The Resource I'll never change my name : an immigrant's American dream from Ukraine to the U.S.A. to Dancing with the stars, Valentin Chmerkovskiy

I'll never change my name : an immigrant's American dream from Ukraine to the U.S.A. to Dancing with the stars, Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Label
I'll never change my name : an immigrant's American dream from Ukraine to the U.S.A. to Dancing with the stars
Title
I'll never change my name
Title remainder
an immigrant's American dream from Ukraine to the U.S.A. to Dancing with the stars
Statement of responsibility
Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Title variation
I will never change my name
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The ballroom dancer famed for his appearances on "Dancing with the Stars" relates the failures and successes that have shaped his life, from his early childhood in Ukraine, to growing up as an immigrant in the U.S., to his rise to international fame
  • "Valentin 'Val' Chmerkovskiy has captivated viewers with his striking performances on Dancing with the Stars since his first step, season after season. His raw talent, dashing looks, and genuine kindness have made him an instant, beloved star. Now, for the first time ever, viewers will have an all-access pass to Val's life--and in [this book], Val bares his soul, illuminating the thoughtful person he is both on and off the stage. In this revealing memoir, Val opens up about his life and career so far--where he's come from and where he hopes to go. He shows the reader some of the most notable moments from his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, and his tight-knit family's immigration to the United States--including his struggles learning English as a stranger desperate to fit into a different culture, how he worked to become a premiere ballroom dancer, and, of course, the collaborations and competitions with his brother and fellow DWTS sensation, Maksim 'Maks' Chmerkovskiy. After years of practice and discipline, Val, along with his older brother Maks, have reached the pinnacle of success, but it took a great deal of hard work and gratitude to get there. Sharing at times intimate and at times entertaining moments with early dance partners all the way up through celebrity dance partners such as Laurie Hernandez, Zendaya, Kelly Monaco, and Rumer Willis on Dancing with the Stars, Val expresses his enduring gratitude for the opportunities America has afforded him and his family, and for everything this country represents--offering hope not only to fans, but everyone with at dream. Inspiring, heartfelt, and compulsively readable--including sixteen pages of never-before-seen photographs, as well as a foreword by brother Maks Chmerkovskiy--I'll Never Change My Name is filled with Val's honesty and insight, and moments that are sure to touch readers' hearts and inspire us all to keep it moving."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chmerkovskiy, Valentin
Dewey number
  • 792.802/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1785.C55
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chmerkovskiy, Valentin
  • Ballroom dancers
  • Ukrainian Americans
  • Immigrants
Label
I'll never change my name : an immigrant's American dream from Ukraine to the U.S.A. to Dancing with the stars, Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- I am Valentin Alexsandrovich Chmerkovskiy -- A journey in dance. DWTS ; First season ; Steps -- A journey in life. Family ; Odessa ; Immigrant ; School ; Music -- A journey in dance. Zendaya ; My teenage dreams come true ; Rumer has it -- A journey in life. Rising stars ; Choices ; Competition (1) ; Competition (2) ; Dance with me ; Lust ; The Ukrainian bachelor ; Leaving -- A journey in dance. Two pair ; Laurie ; Harmony ; Final thoughts -- Valentin Chmerkovskiy: Competitive ballroom dance record
Control code
ocn989963616
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062820471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)989963616
Label
I'll never change my name : an immigrant's American dream from Ukraine to the U.S.A. to Dancing with the stars, Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- I am Valentin Alexsandrovich Chmerkovskiy -- A journey in dance. DWTS ; First season ; Steps -- A journey in life. Family ; Odessa ; Immigrant ; School ; Music -- A journey in dance. Zendaya ; My teenage dreams come true ; Rumer has it -- A journey in life. Rising stars ; Choices ; Competition (1) ; Competition (2) ; Dance with me ; Lust ; The Ukrainian bachelor ; Leaving -- A journey in dance. Two pair ; Laurie ; Harmony ; Final thoughts -- Valentin Chmerkovskiy: Competitive ballroom dance record
Control code
ocn989963616
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062820471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)989963616

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