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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: The Time of My Life

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi

Publisher/Publication Date: Atria, Sept 29, 2009

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.(Amazon)

Who didn't love Patrick Swayze?

What are you waiting for? Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


bermudaonion said...

I bet that book will be huge!

Diane said...

me too me too; i just reserved this at the library. I'm #10 :)

great pick

Mary said...

I still can't believe he's gone. He was only a few years older than me. Good pick.

ann marie said...

Great pick it looks like a tear jerker.
Have a good one.

busy91 said...

It will be so sad to read. I may have to wait a while.
Mine is here

Crystal said...

I want to read this - I loved Patrick Swayze.

PolishOutlander said...

What a great guy. And yeah, this one will be quite the seller I think.

Missy said...

I want to read this...I loved him and he was taken from us way too soon.

ladystorm said...

I just adored Patrick Swazye and I will have to read that book, but it will probably make me cry!!!!

Book Chick City said...

I loved Patrick Swayze, such a shame about his death and he was so young really too :( Great pick this week.

constant gina said...

I enjoy seeing hollywood give back to those who have helped them.


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