Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance

Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance

by Wendy Leigh
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Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance by Wendy Leigh

A heartwarming, in-depth portrait of the beloved star whose sensational performances in Dirty Dancing and Ghost seduced a generation, and whose courage in the face of illness captivated millions

For almost thirty years, Patrick Swayze has been an American icon of masculinity and sex appeal, strong but sensitive, romantic yet dangerous.

In this intimate and revealing biography, New York Times bestselling author Wendy Leigh shares the inspiring untold story of Patrick's incredible life: his show business childhood, his fairy-tale love affair with wife Lisa Niemi, his catapult into alcoholism after his father's untimely death, the daredevil exploits that almost killed him, and his courageous fight against pancreatic cancer, a fight that has off-ered hope and encouragement to others grap-pling with similar life-threatening illnesses.

Ever since the steamy low-budget film Dirty Dancing skyrocketed Patrick to fame and cemented his place in the hearts of audiences around the world, he has been one of our most cherished public figures. Based on interviews with countless sources who have never spoken about Patrick before -- from the Texas beauty who shared his first kiss, to the woman he almost married, to the manager who worked closely with him from his teen idol days until his romantic tour de force in Ghost -- and many more, Leigh unveils surprising details about the charismatic actor's life on- and off-screen. Beginning with his training as a dancer with his choreographer mother and spanning his remarkable -- and at times challenging -- career, this groundbreaking biography of the un-forgettable entertainer is the mesmerizing, enduring, and definitive story of a man who captured our hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439155301
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 353,981
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Wendy Leigh is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Bowie, Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, and The Secret Letters of Marilyn Monroe & Jacqueline Kennedy, and the coauthor of Life with My Sister Madonna, Jeannie Out of the Bottle, and Shirley Jones.

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Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this man in all his movies and his dancing and it was a joy to read about him personally it was very inspirational to keep going when things dont seem to be going your way..so if you like him you will absolutely enjoy this one it also shows how a marriage in itself can heal through difficulties and how life can get us off the track that we can bear things with love..love got them and me through many trials and tribulations...have a good read laugh alittle cry alittle and love alot...
Orla More than 1 year ago
Patrick Swayze was a wonderful actor. I loved reading about his life and the different movies he starred in. My favorite movie of his is DIRTY DANCING, which has been a childhood movie of mine since I was 10. Any Patrick Swayze fan will enjoy this book; make it part of your library soon.
Melissa34 More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! Very informative of Patrick's personal life and his career. The writing is well done and it really delves into his personal and professional challenges as well as his achievements. Beginning from when he was a young boy and ending almost to his untimely death to pancreatic cancer. If you're a fan you will definitely enjoy this read!
Berny More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book, very revealing and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love him,!!!! And this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved patrick swayze in The Outsiders he was the best still miss him tho
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