SOURCE: The Overlook Press

December 15, 2008 12:05 ET

Lydia Raurell Debuts New Book Entitled "A Year of Dancing Dangerously"

A Woman's Journey From Beginner to National Leader in 365 Days

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 15, 2008) - Do you have a dream? It can come true! All you have to do is go for it! Offering women of every age group, shape and size a delightful form of expression, dancing has been in Lydia Raurell's heart for as long as she can remember. Lydia knew her dream, courageously took a chance, and followed through, proving to all of us that dreams really do come true.

Like many women, Lydia Raurell had nurtured her dream for years. At fifty-four years old, she had been a mom and a businesswoman and was ready to try something new. She stumbled across an ad in the local paper that read "Walk in Monday, dance out Friday." She did just that. A year later she reigned atop the national leader board -- a first for a newcomer. "A Year of Dancing Dangerously" (Overlook Press) is her amazing and inspiring story, recorded in her own words with over one hundred breathtaking color photographs.

While shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" have introduced ballroom dancing to millions of Americans, very few of them know what competing in dance is like. Readers will dive into this magical world where the competition is stiff and details count... right down to the shoes, the many dresses, the hair and the makeup! By following Raurell across the country on her journey to the top, readers will gain intimate knowledge of what the competitions entail, and what it takes to succeed.

Lydia's journey is proof that it's never too late to make dreams come true, giving us the drive and motivation to embark on a new chapter of our own! For a very special look into Lydia's journey and to order the book, please visit:

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