Worth Fighting for: Love, Loss, and Moving Forward

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Worth Fighting for: Love, Loss, and Moving Forward

Format:  Hardcover,

323 pages

Publisher: Pocket Books

Publish Date: Jan 2012

ISBN-13: 9781439196359

ISBN-10: 1439196354

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From the author of "The Time of My Life" (written with her husband Patrick Swayze) a remarkable, new account of grief, loss, caregiving, and moving on, with never before revealed stories of the Swayzes' final months together.
Lisa Niemi and Patrick Swayze first met as teenagers at his mother's dance studio. He was older and just a bit cocky; she was the gorgeous waif who refused to worship the ground he walked on. It didn't take long for them to fall in love. Their thirty-four year marriage--which they explored together in "The Time of My Life" --was a uniquely passionate partnership.


Publisher: Pocket Books
Publish Date: Jan 2012
ISBN-13: 9781439196359
ISBN-10: 1439196354
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 323
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.1
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.8 x 1.3 x 8.5
Walmart No.: 9781439196359


Review by Library Journal (2011-12-09)

Actor Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing) was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 and given only months to live. After his diagnosis but before his death in 2009, Patrick and his wife, Lisa Niemi Swayze, penned The Time of My Life, a memoir covering his life, his 30-year career, and their 34-year marriage. Here, Lisa begins with her husband's diagnosis and follows their lives over the year and a half that he struggled with the disease before his death at the age of 57. She shares in painful, almost excruciating day-to-day detail what it was like caring for him, which might be too much for many readers, but there is power and poignancy in Patrick's last days. Swayze, an actress, director, and dancer in her own right, candidly relates what it feels like to lose a loved one after a valiant fight.

Verdict: This book could be comforting to others caring for someone battling a fatal disease, as Swayze demonstrates the strength of the human spirit not only to carry on but to heal. National author publicity will generate requests.

-Rosellen Brewer, Sno-Isle Libs., Marysville, WA

(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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