The Time of My Life - Patrick Swayze & Lisa Niemi Swayze

The Time of My Life

By Patrick Swayze & Lisa Niemi Swayze

  • Release Date: 2009-09-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 122 Ratings

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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.


  • Most inspiring story ever!

    By Jchilders11
    Filled my heart with inspiration and my eyes with tears! What a great legacy this man leaves behind. And what a wonderful, selfless, devoted wife he was blessed with!
  • What a fight!

    By Tschilukker
    My husband and I beat his pancreatic cancer, thank God. It broke my heart when Patrik died and my prayers went out to Lisa. This book is so much more than the expectant cancer story. It's about the heart and guts of a young, determined man who has earned the respect and admiration from so many. I always adored both Patrick and Lisa and am so proud of how they handled life's greatest challenge of letting go. Great book. Great story. Great people.
  • The time of my life

    By frammajoy
    Excellent read. Fast moving and interesting. I had no idea Patrick made so many movies. Enjoyed getting to know his family and his wife.