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... The same women – and many more – let out a groan of anguish in 2009 when Swayze’s death from pancreatic cancer was announced. It was like a part of our past, a part of our shared cultural heritage had gone. As Swayze himself joked “Nobody puts Patrick Swayze’s pancreas in a corner”. For me ... Read review

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Release Date: 2010-12-06, Vinyl, Virgin EMI

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The Time of My Life - Patrick Swayze

The Time of My Life - Patrick Swayze

In September 2009 movie star Patrick Swayze lost his long and bravely fought battle ... more

against pancreatic cancer. Dedications soon came
flooding in from Swayze's many friends in film and
television as well as from his legions of adoring
fans. His was a life richly led and this memoir,
completed just weeks before his death, is a
testament to the strength and passion of this
remarkable man. It was January 2008 when Patrick
Swayze was given the worst news of his life. What
he hoped was just a stomach ache was actually
stage four pancreatic cancer. This book isn't just
the story of Patrick's fight against cancer. In
the public eye from the early 1980s, this is the
story of a remarkable life and career. Intended as
a low budget, straight-to-video production, Dirty
Dancing became a cult hit and remains one of the
most enduring films of the 80s. Ghost cemented
Patrick as a hugely bankable star, in a role that
has had a considerable cultural impact. Most
recently Patrick returned to the public's adoring
arms in TV's The Beast. This book will chronicle
Patrick's personal life, too -- including his
treatment for alcoholism following the death of
his father and sister's sudden death. What
remained a constant in Patrick's life was his
marriage and Patrick and Lisa's love story is
inspiring, honest, heartfelt and transcends the
typical celebrity marriage. This is a book that
anyone who has faced cancer or a terminal illness
can turn to: Lisa and Patrick have shown the world
that cancer isn't just a diagnosis given to one
individual, but a disease that can bring a
household together or pull a family apart. Bold,
honest and inspiring, Patrick Swayze's memoir is
the story of a remarkable man's life and career
and of his refusal to give up without a fight.

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A timely and heartfelt memoir from movie legend Patrick Swayze and wife Lisa Niemi, about ... more

his remarkable career and battle against
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Nobody puts Patrick in a Corner

AdvantagesAn account of an amazing life filled with talent

DisadvantagesIt will upset some - but less so than many books of its kind

"...Castle ran his fingers down the arm of Jennifer Grey’s character ‘Baby’ in the 1980s film Dirty Dancing, women watching in cinemas around the world let out a collective groan of pleasure that was probably not matched until decades later when Daniel Craig stepped out of the sea in Casino Royale in ‘those’ swimming trunks. For most of us Johnny was the role that made Swayze a major sex symbol and paved the way for his other great love story, Ghost. ..." Read review
07.12.2011

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The Time of My Life.....I certianly did!

AdvantagesInspirational

DisadvantagesHard to put down

"...lost his battle against cancer, the odds were against him, but I thought that, like in the movies, it might have a happy ending. Sadly that wasn't to be. I have to admit I did cry and it was mainly for selfish reasons, I felt a part of my youth had died. Dirty Dancing was a huge hit when I was in my teens the 'nobody puts baby in a corner' line is one that most women my age will always remember. Many a happy time with the girls round, bottle of ..." Read review
01.10.2009

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shellshorses

'The Time of My Life' written simply, no frills and a great read!

AdvantagesSimply written, very believable, humbling and uplifting

DisadvantagesNone

"...fan of Patrick Swayze since the 80s but especially since he starred in Dirty Dancing. I was given this book as a Christmas present and quite simply couldnt put it down until I had finished it. The introduction to the book starts in 2009 when Patrick Swayze was battling with cancer. Some of you might say that its a bit macabre to start a book like this but believe me it is a fitting beginning to a story of struggles, disappointment, joys, highs ..." Read review
31.12.2009

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(+) Quite readable, entertaining and touching in parts, good amount of (both colour and b&w) photos
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