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

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01.10.2009

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It certainly was a very sad day when I discovered that Patrick Swayze had 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 wine (ok a few bottles) watching Dirty Dancing and Ghost.....ah happy days.

The Time of My Life

Is a book that once started can't be put down, so please make sure you have some time on your hands before you start reading!

It's a well written book about a truely passionate man...

I think one of the reasons that so many people liked Patrick Swayze male and female was that he never prentended to be perfect. This books openly admits he made mistakes (but don't we all?).

The love he shared with his wife comes across in this book, which pleases me, as there are far too many many 'show business' marriages that hit the pan after a couple of months/year (even hours/days in some cases!).

The foreward to the book was particularly sad to read. It positvely describes how he intends to beat the cancer, and I think he truely believed that to the very end. It isn't however just a book focusing on his fight against cancer.

I didn't realise that Dirty Dancing was intended to be a low budget, straight-to-video production! Well it certainly became a whole lot more than that infact it's a cult classic now.

It goes into depth about the treatment he received for alcoholism following the death of his father and sister (this man really did go through the mill).

There really are no secrets in this books and I think that's why it's hard to put down once you start reading it, there are so many highs and lows and all the way through his passion shines through.

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A very inspirational read even if you weren't a huge Patrick fan. It just very sad that the outcome wasn't to be a fairytale.


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kevin121 02.11.2009 23:17

I grew up with him too, though didn't care much for Dirty Dancing.

languagetimothy 30.10.2009 16:32

Good review

eilidhcatriona 08.10.2009 16:27

Ah Patrick Swayze,,,what a sad day. I might try this.

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