The Time of My Life

By Patrick Swayze , with Lisa Niemi Swayze
Read by Patrick Swayze

5.50 Hours 09/29/2009 abridged
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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.

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Summary

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A New York Times Bestseller

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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

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Author Bio: Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze (1952–2009) was a three-time Golden Globe–nominated actor best known for his leading-man roles in two of the most beloved pictures of all time: Ghost and Dirty Dancing. Along with these high grossing, history-making films, many of his other movies have achieved a cult following, and his television series, The Beast, was a critical success. Also a singer-songwriter, dancer, and stage actor, Swayze grew up in Houston, Texas.

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Author Bio: Lisa Niemi Swayze

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English