Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss, and Moving Forward

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 3, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
25 Reviews
From the author of The Time of My Life (written with her husband Patrick Swayze) a remarkable, new account of grief, loss, caregiving, and moving on, with never before revealed stories of the Swayzes’ final months together.

Lisa Niemi and Patrick Swayze first met as teenagers at his mother’s dance studio. He was older and just a bit cocky; she was the gorgeous waif who refused to worship the ground he walked on. It didn’t take long for them to fall in love. Their thirty-four year marriage—which they explored together in The Time of My Life —was a uniquely passionate partnership.
  

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Review: Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss, and Moving Forward

User Review  - Angela Gebhardt - Goodreads

I loved Patrick Swayze so had to read Lisa's book as having dealt with the death of my mother I could only imagine what she went through. It was powerful to say the least. I gave it 4 stars only ... Read full review

Review: Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss, and Moving Forward

User Review  - Kristy Thomson - Goodreads

After reading Time Of My Life by Patrick Swayze I was drawn to read Worth Fighting for to hear his wife's point of view. What a beautiful but heart wrenching book! From beginning to end I fell in love ... Read full review

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Contents

Fairy Tale
1
The Diagnosis
17
It Aint Over Till Its Over
29
Uncharted Territory
41
Everybody Finds Out
59
The Troops Arrive
71
In God We Trust All Others Bring Data
79
Russian Roulette
93
AbraxaneThe Breast Cancer Drug
193
JustYour Daily 911 Emergency
201
Outrunning the Ambulance Chasers
215
Rallies Again
225
And Another Thing
237
My SecretWeapon
251
The Last Infection
267
One More Decision
281

Embracing the Alligator
101
The Beast
115
If You Call Me Captain Ill CallYou Daddy
131
Dancing As Fast As We Can
149
Dark Nights Graced with Snow
167
Gimme Something Real
179
Home At Last
287
The Immediate Aftermath
301
Epilogue
311
Acknowledgments
319
List of Illustrations
323
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About the author (2012)

Lisa Niemi Swayze is the coauthor of The Time of My Life, which she wrote with her late husband, Patrick Swayze. She 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.

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