The Fans' Love Story: How the Movie 'Dirty Dancing' Captured the Hearts of Millions! [NOOK Book]


Relax, reminisce, and enjoy

a journey celebrating the movie

with the biggest heart and

soul connection!

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The Fans' Love Story: How the Movie 'Dirty Dancing' Captured the Hearts of Millions!

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Relax, reminisce, and enjoy

a journey celebrating the movie

with the biggest heart and

soul connection!

How The Movie ‘DIRTY DANCING’ Captured The Hearts Of Millions! is a celebration of this hit movie from the fans’ point of view. Fans from all over the world give their heartfelt take on how the movie deeply resonated with them and had a positive impact on their lives. The book is a must-have for any Dirty Dancing/Patrick Swayze fan.

You will meet an entertainment icon who served as a consultant to the movie and her real-life dance partner in the Catskills in the ’80s. You will also enjoy interviews with three people who worked at two of the film locations during the shooting of the movie and twenty-two fans. In addition to the twenty-seven interviews, the author shares her strong connection to the movie and background information that she gathered during her trip to one of the main film locations, Mountain Lake Hotel in Virginia. The book also contains a folklore section, photos (including Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, film location, fans, and more), results of an online survey, archives from Mountain Lake Hotel, research from multiple media sources, and an in-depth bibliography.

You will discover why the movie has been popular for over twenty years and is still going strong. Even the most avid Dirty Dancing fan will learn something new. Finally, best of all, you will experience the heart and soul connection of the movie once again!
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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Of strong interest to any fan of the film, highly recommended, February 10, 2011

Patrick Swayze captured the hearts of millions with dirty dancing twenty years ago. "The Fans' Love Story: How the Movie Dirty Dancing Captured the Hearts of Millions" explores the fans fascination with the work and how it made them life long fans of Swayze and the film. As Sue Tabashnik interviews fans to get an idea of why the film gained so much popularity, and much more . . .
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014321747
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/14/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 229
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

SUE TABASHNIK has been an active member of the Official Patrick Swayze International Fan Club since 2000 and has written numerous articles for the club magazine. She has been a master’s level social worker for over thirty-three years and as part of her work has conducted thousands of interviews. She has brought her passion and strong personal connection to Dirty Dancing with her social work background to write this unique book. Sue was born in and has lived most of her life in the Detroit area of Michigan.A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS BOOK IS BEING DONATED TO THE PATRICK SWAYZE PANCREAS CANCER RESEARCH FUND AT STANFORD CANCER INSTITUTE.

Twitter: @stabashnik

Sue is also an Ezine Article author and a Suite 101 author.
Please see: Patrick Swayze: The Dancer

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Interviews & Essays

From the athor: Why write another book on Dirty Dancing? With the amazing milestone of Dirty Dancing turning twenty-five years old in August 2012 and people not getting enough of the movie, it seemed like there was more to tell about Dirty Dancing. And I discovered that I was right.

While writing the book, I once again was struck by the depth of connection people have with Dirty Dancing and Patrick Swayze. Dirty Dancing will continue to touch people's hearts for all of time. Patrick Swayze will "live on" through his brilliant performance in this iconic film.

I give my gratitude to all of the people who made Dirty Dancing happen. I give my gratitude to Patrick Swayze for giving us such a wonderful legacy of work and his extraordinary spirit which continues to provide such inspiration.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2011

    throughly enjoyable !!

    The author's enthusiasm shone from start to finish.

    It takes you back in time and paints a picture of a bygone era.

    A pleasure to read from cover to cover.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    A Rare Find!

    This book takes you on a delightful, sentimental, engaging journey. The author is able to draw out the interviewees with the result that they give interesting and genuine material. There is something here for every Dirty Dancing fan - from archives from Mountain Lake to trivia about the movie - to the fan's personal experiences with the movie. And to top it off, part of the money from the sale of the book will be donated to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at Stanford Cancer Center.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2010

    Must read for romantics and Swayze fans!

    Reading this book brings back the joy of "Dirty Dancing" and makes it clear why this classic film is beloved around the world. The book made me feel connected with the fans from Florida to Washington and Germany to Australia. Not only is the book touching and informative, I got the warm fuzzies knowing that some of the proceeds go to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Research Fund at the Stanford Cancer Center. If you loved the movie or you're a Patrick Swayze fan, this is a must read.

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  • Posted September 18, 2010

    From a Fan to the Fans

    I would recommend this book to anyone who loved the movie. The interviews with the various hotel employees give new details into the making of the film, and contain great behind the scenes information. The fan interviews are touching and show how a "little film" made a huge impact on so many from all over the world. The books takes you back to the summer of 1987 and the magic of when the film first found it's legs.

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  • Posted September 12, 2010

    Enriching Enjoyment!

    This book contains well-organized, well-researched information regarding the movie from many perspectives ~ actors, people they portray, setting, and much more. Many sections of the book are uniquely provided in interview style. This book is a meaningful and enjoyable read straight though. You can thumb through and head to a part of the book you are particularly interested first, but if you think you will be able to put it down, beware - this book will captivate you with the magic the author regenerates from Dirty Dancing!

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    Posted October 24, 2010

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