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3.00081699346405 out of 53.00081699346405 out of 53.00081699346405 out of 53.00081699346405 out of 53.00081699346405 out of 5 3.00 (2,448 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi Swayze Narrator: Patrick Swayze Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9780743598316
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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 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The writing is as raw, intense, and honest as it gets, and hearing Swayze’s voice once more is deeply moving. His delivery is as professional as his attitude, as passionate as his personality.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With his steady yet invigorating cowboy drawl, Swayze voices the stories of his life with remarkable sensitivity, making the highly intimate nature of this audio presentation a perfect medium for his look back.”  

    Audiofile

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 2/17/2014

    " Patrick Swayze's life , a dedicated husband, actor & hero to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 2/5/2014

    " Good book - okay. Interesting reading his words about his life. I appreciated his candor. He shared some pretty private things about he and his wife and their relationship that were quite moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/23/2014

    " I've been a fan since 'North and South' and 'Dirty Dancing' days and so was looking forward to reading this. It didn't disappoint. Although it was really poignant and bittersweet to read as Patrick is no longer here, it was an enjoyable, interesting and inspirational autobiography. I found out a lot i didn't know eg regarding all the injuries he suffered and the pain he had to live with as a result. I'm surprised he could walk, let alone dance! And the drinking and depression, thwarted dreams and family traumas. However he battled and recovered from all of this and it seems so cruel that he was diagnosed with cancer when he was at such a good place in his life. Such a brave man. It's also a love story. Through all the ups and downs he had the support of his wife, Lisa - they'd been married for 34 years - she must feel lost without him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana Nichols | 1/22/2014

    " he was an exceptional man "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Lethbridge | 1/18/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book and devoured it in one sitting. Patrick Swayze was definitely a many faceted person with some amazing talents. I did think that some of the revelations were brushed over a little, but I loved all the insights into his movies and interests. It was also a moving account of his sad but very brave battle with pancreatic cancer. As a Patrick fan I found this a very bittersweet read that had me misty eyed on a few occasions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/14/2014

    " I dont know I dont really like Patrick Swayze, but I did enjoy learning about his career. It was interesting. Sad he died. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathie | 12/30/2013

    " I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I cried some, although not at the end. The love story of Patrick and Lisa is amazing. Everyone should experience that kind of love in their live. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/22/2013

    " I was surprised at how much I liked this book. It was well written and honest and made me respect the man more. I especially like how he credited his wife of over 30 years and co-author with aspects of his success. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 12/6/2013

    " An interesting story chronicaling Patrick Swayze's life. Sad in a sense knowing he died shortly after finishing the book. Talk about living life to the fullest! A good, easy read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny Bolton | 11/16/2013

    " I listened to the audio book that was actually narrated by Patrick himself. I could just picture his expressions and at times laughed right out loud with him. I really enjoyed his story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy | 10/3/2013

    " I am glad I took the time to read this one. How fortunate we are for him to have shared his story with us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Parker | 6/30/2013

    " Good book, seems like he held back. However, he definitely had an amazing life. I never knew how much he loved dancing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/15/2013

    " An absolute great read....loved reliving all the movies he starred in and the "behind the scenes info" in the book....thought he led somewhat of a charmed life but was totally mistaken on that altogether..highly recommend this book to everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer (NorthernLghts) | 12/27/2012

    " Loved getting to know Patrick Swayze on a more personal level and getting to read how he got his start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 8/28/2012

    " Good autobiography, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer Duarte | 1/18/2012

    " I haven't even finished the book yet & have all ready cried three times! This book is so moving,it gives me a warm feeling inside. I haven't been this hooked to a book in awhile. Thank you Patrick Swayze for sharing your life with us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Decker | 12/25/2011

    " The best part of this book is the person who gave it to me and the inscription inside. It was good but it was more about his career than the latter part of his life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 10/28/2011

    " I actually listened to this book and as it was narrated by the authors, I found it extremely interesting. This is not a sensational book, but simply about two people who love their job and how they dealt with the ups and downs of the business. Well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 8/13/2011

    " I thought this was an interesting read because I remember his prime movie career as a kid. I would say one way to describe Patrick Swayze, "what did he not do"!! He was a pretty talented man. Also teaches you to be greatful for what you have and not let depression take over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 5/10/2011

    " I love to read autobiographies. I think he was a good man who lived his life to the fullest and did the best with the talents God has given. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 4/20/2011

    " Very interesting and moving book. I loved Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, Ghost and Road House. Now I'm thinking I'll be checking out a few of his other movies on Netflix in the near future.

    Another bright star taken too early by cancer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 4/15/2011

    " I dont know I dont really like Patrick Swayze, but I did enjoy learning about his career. It was interesting. Sad he died. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/14/2011

    " It was a little self-serving...but overall I enjoyed the book. I'm saddened that this amazing man who has an amazing view on life is no longer with us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/9/2011

    " I listened to the abridged version, read by the authors. I thought the book was an interesting glimpse into the life of Patrick Swayze. I do not feel a need to read the entire book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 4/5/2011

    " Very good. I wished he had lived to see all his dreams come true. He was a true gentleman. The good do die early. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirra | 3/10/2011

    " I really enjoyed learning about the man behind those moves.
    His life - way before the diagnosis- is an inspiration to me.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dora | 2/28/2011

    " I really liked this book. You can tell that it is written in Patrick's own words and can almost hear his voice as you read the words. He was honest and sincere. He will be missed, but will live forever through his wonderful movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva | 2/26/2011

    " The autobiography of a great actor and an amazing love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 2/12/2011

    " Amazing story of love and respect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/2/2011

    " A very interesting autobiography of the actor and his wife. "

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