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The Time of My Life Paperback – Bargain Price, July 6, 2010
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About the Author
Lisa Niemi wrote, directed and produced the film “One Last Dance” in 2004. She has held many film, television, and Broadway roles and also wrote, directed and starred in the play “Without a Word” with her husband, garnering six Drama Critics Awards. Before turning to directing and acting, Niemi began her professional life as a dancer. Lisa resides on a ranch outside Los Angeles.
Lisa Niemi is the co-author of The Time of My Life, which she wrote with her late husband, Patrick Swayze. Niemi wrote, directed and produced the film “One Last Dance” in 2004. She has held many film, television, and Broadway roles and in addition, she wrote, directed and starred in the play “Without a Word” with her husband, garnering six Drama Critics Awards. Before turning to directing and acting, Niemi began her professional life as a dancer. Lisa resides on a ranch outside Los Angeles.
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Lisa Niemi wrote, directed and produced the film "One Last Dance" in 2004. She has held many film, television, and Broadway roles and also wrote, directed and starred in the play "Without a Word" with her husband, garnering six Drama Critics Awards. Before turning to directing and acting, Niemi began her professional life as a dancer. Lisa resides on a ranch outside Los Angeles.
Top Customer Reviews
Swayze and his wife (and co-author) take the reader on a journey through the actor's life, sharing memories of what was good and bad in it. You'll probably be surprised to find how many troubles Swayze had to go through to achieve his success. The story of his life certainly has an inspirational value because till the very end he remained a fighter, ready to face both the external world and his own weaknesses - the effects of a serious injury while shooting "Letters from a Killer" or a plane crash but also his alcoholism.
"The Time of My Life" offers good reading - if you remember Swayze from "Ghost" or "Dirty Dancing", this is your chance to get to know him a little better.
Many people know that Patrick met Lisa when he was 19 and she was 15 and attending dance lessons at his mother, Patsy Swayze's, dance studio. They married a few years later and were together right to his passing. It was a remarkable marriage, but definitely not without its trials and tribulations. Injuries, alcoholism, insecurities, anger, and wondering who he was all plagued Swayze at times, just as demons attack us all. It was refreshing to read that Swayze's life was not a bed of roses, even though at times is sure seemed like it to the public.
Obviously, people who are interest in Swayze are most likely interested because they enjoyed his movies. You might be a "Ghost" and "Dirty Dancing" fan, or maybe you prefer his macho action flicks such as "Roadhouse" and "Next of Kin." It doesn't matter, he discusses them all in this book, and you'll learn things you probably didn't know about the making of his films.
Reading the final pages is tough, because we know he didn't have many more days after writing that he was determined to have as many beautiful days together with Lisa as he possibly could. But I'm glad they left it like that, and didn't add something about his passing.Read more ›
Their story is amazing and I find myself still thinking about it 3 days after finishing the book. Besides being a real life love story, I loved reading this because it revealed the human side of a star, detailing the struggles and pain that were endured along with the joyous triumphs that were earned. Its just a great story.
I loved his movies: North & South, Dirty Dancin, Ghost, and Roadhouse. I've never been one to be crazy or obsessed over any star, and still feel that way. I was surprised by my self when I actually bought the PEOPLE magazine that featured Patrick right after his death,(-instead of just browsing it at the checkout like I usually do) and then again, when I bought this book. I'm so glad I did though, and I know that this is one that I'll read again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book. Gave a real insight to his life. Nice guy, too bad he made the choices he did. We would have loved to have him around longer.Published 4 days ago by Kathy Fleming
The story definitely held my interest and his physical intensity and sacrifice are amazing. That said, it was the usual celebrity story where the subject is mostly heroic and never... Read morePublished 10 days ago by S. Swanger
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Not the great novel or autobiography, but an interesting and entertaining read about a multitalented, multifaceted and pretty nice guy and gal. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mstv01
I read this twice and with a heavy heart knowing he passed away! I loved the book so honest and loving!Published 2 months ago by pattecake
I am very happy with this book! Haven't finished it yet but I'm a huge Patrick Swazey fan. A great buy!Published 2 months ago by marandia maupin
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Patrick Swayze but also how to deal with life issues. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Janine
This was a Christmas gift to go with the One Last Dance book. They made a great gift for someone who adored Patrick Swayze.Published 3 months ago by Deloris Goepel