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The Time Of My Life
Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi

Atria
October 2009
On Sale: September 29, 2009
256 pages
ISBN: 1439158584
EAN: 9781439158586
Hardcover
$26.00
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Non-Fiction Memoir

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.

Media Buzz

Extra - February 5, 2010
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Oprah - October 30, 2009
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Oprah - September 25, 2009
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Inside Edition - September 15, 2009

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1 comment posted.

Re: The Time Of My Life

Such a sad ending, way to early!
(Diane Sadler 9:33pm September 26, 2009)

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