Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss, and Moving Forward
. . . there.
I made it to the next moment.
And thats how you get through a bad moment of grief. You do it one moment at a time.
from Worth Fighting For
LISA NIEMI and PATRICK SWAYZE were married for thirty-four years. They first met as teenagers at his mothers dance studiohe was older and just a bit cocky; she was the beautiful waif who refused to...more
However, this book was primarily Lisa's story of Patrick's battle with cancer and all the living she ...more
Thank you Lisa for letting us into this very private time of yours and Patrick's life that made me have a giggle at some of the little stories, made me ...more
Secondly, it's important to know that this is not a book about Patrick Swayze's life and his relationship with Lisa. If that's what you want, you need to get 'The Time of my Life' which the couple wrote together whilst Patrick was receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer. Don't buy this book expecting to read cool stories about ...more
There wasn't much new information in this book vs. what they wrote in his biography. This was her version of events from the time he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer until he died, and a little bit after.
It was not that well written with a lot of rambling and saying the same thing over and over. Up until he became very ill I was somewhat annoyed with repeatedly reading about how strong and determined he was, ...more
After reading this book, I stopped seeing him as a celebrity and remembered that behind every famous actor is a human being who struggles with the same things we all do, celebrates in the same way we all do and has people surrounding them that love them in the very genuine and human way that we all have.
I think this book transcends celebrity. It is a ...more
I loved the book Patrick wrote himself but this was just as good, being able to see Lisa's side to what Patrick shared, how she felt etc was special.
It was also really good to read about what he went through, it really brings it home how much he struggled and really tried to beat the cancer.
He really was an amazing, strong, brave man. A gentle man, one his father would be proud of.
This line floored me and I will always remember. Lisa tells a honest story of what happened when the man she loved her whole life is diagnosed with a death sentence, and how they coped during this period.
I have read this book twice now since its release and have recommended it to my friends alike.
Required viewing too: DIRTY DANCING, GHOST, THE BEAST (TV series), and ONE LAST DANCE (ballet movie starring Patrick & Lisa, just so you can see how well they move together)
Done? Good, then you'll see why I was shedding a few tears when you reach the part of this book when Patrick Swayze takes his final breaths.
Cancer is on the mind these days as I have a family member dying of brain cancer, ...more
Words are incredibly poor substitutes for enormous feelings.
Its so hard to know what to do when someone is ill. I was so afraid that I ...more
Patrick Swayze. For my generation, he was Johnny Castle who was angry that Baby was in the corner. He was the oldest brother in The Outsiders, which started the career of so many actors of our time. He competed with Chris Farley in the Chippendale dance off on Saturday Night Live. He was larger than life, a darn good actor, and from what we could see, an all-around great guy.
Lisa Niemi and Patrick Swayze were married for ...more
This is Lisas story of her life and marriage with Patrick Swayze, with their good and bad times. It mainly focuses on the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and his treatments and ultimate death. Written soon after his passing this book is ...more