Worth Fighting For by Lisa Niemi Swayze

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5 Critic Reviews

...her memoir makes a worthy addition to the canon of literature that honestly assesses grief without sentimentalizing it.
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Synopsis

From Patrick Swayze’s widow—the moving, New York Times bestselling account of grief, loss, caregiving, and moving on, with touching stories from their final months together.

When Lisa Niemi first exchanged vows with Patrick Swayze, she promised to be with her husband “till death do us part.” But how many couples stop and think about what that truly means?

Worth Fighting For is both a candid tribute to a marriage and a celebration of the healing power that each day holds, even in the most difficult of circumstances. Lisa shares the details of Patrick’s twenty-one-month battle with Stage IV pancreatic cancer, and she describes his last days, when she simply tried to keep him comfortable. She writes with heartbreaking honesty about her grief in the aftermath of his death and openly discusses the challenges that the years without him have posed. Her story is an emotionally honest and unflinching depiction of loss, but it is also a hopeful and life-affirming exploration of the power of the human spirit. “I tell you, I am a different person now,” she writes, “one who has been thrown into the fire and forged.”
 

About Lisa Niemi Swayze

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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 and has held many film, television, and Broadway roles, including starring in the play Without a Word with her husband, garnering six Drama Critics Awards.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by Atria Books. 338 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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...her memoir makes a worthy addition to the canon of literature that honestly assesses grief without sentimentalizing it.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Nov 07 2011

It’s a heartfelt account, both brave and honorable.

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Bestsellersworld

Excellent
on Jan 03 2012

...it is...a hopeful and life-affirming exploration of the power of the human spirit.

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Macleans

Below average
on Feb 14 2012

...a note for the book’s editors: shame on you for allowing so many cringeworthy diary entries, ellipses, one-word paragraphs. And. One. Word. Sentences.

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Independent.ie

Good
on Jan 21 2012

...the rawness of the prose only serves to drive home how raw this story is for its writer.

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