The Time of My Life

The Time of My Life

Book - 2009
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In a career spanning more than thirty years, Patrick Swayze has made a name for himself on the stage, the screen, and television. Known for his versatility, passion and fearlessness, he's become one of our most beloved actors.

But in February 2008, Patrick announced he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Always a fighter, he refused to let the disease bring him to his knees, and his bravery has inspired both his legion of fans and cancer patients everywhere. Yet this memoir, written with wisdom and heart, recounts much more than his bout with cancer. In vivid detail, Patrick describes his Texas upbringing, his personal struggles, his rise to fame with North and South, his commercial breakthroughs in Dirty Dancing and Ghost , and the soul mate who's stood by his side through it all: his wife, writer and director Lisa Niemi.

A behind-the-scenes look at a Hollywood life and a remarkable love, this memoir is both entertainment and inspiration. Patrick and Lisa's marriage is a journey of two lives intertwined and lived as one--throughout their years in Hollywood and at home on their working ranch outside Los Angeles, and culminating in the hope and wisdom they've imparted to all who know them. This book will open the door for families, individuals, and husbands and wives to grow, bond and discover entirely new levels of love and sharing, proving that life shouldn't be lived as a series of endings, but rather as the beginning of greater strength and love.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Atria Books, 2009
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781439158586
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 Swayz 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 247 p. :,ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Niemi, Lisa


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TheOutsidersFanatic Feb 23, 2013

Such a wonderful and touching written by a man who passed way too young. Patrick is one of those people that, even though you know basically everything that's possible by reading about them, you will still just go on and on about them. Him and Lisa were such an amazing couple. It makes me realize that the world isn't full of no-good people, that there actually are those few that have such big hearts. I would've loved to see more about his battle with the tragic cancer, but I honestly cannot say anything bad about this autobiography. Pure perfection. R.I.P. Patrick Swayze. An angel who died too soon.

Jan 30, 2011

A little disappointing, this book is a brief account of Patrick's career which lacks depth. Although his career has certainly been interesting I had hoped for more insight into his battle with cancer. The love story between Patrick and his sweetheart is beautiful.

Jan 13, 2010

It's Patrick ... nothing left to say other than - Au-Revoir.

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