Monday, January 24, 2011

The Time of My Life

The Time of My Life
Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi
Atria a book division of Shimon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10020
247 Pages

I adored Patrick Swayze as much as probably millions of other people have. The most sensuous scene I have ever seen was in the movie “Ghost.” When Demi Moore sat at her pottery wheel and he sat behind her, and took her hands as they worked in the clay was pure magic.

What I found amazing in this book was his feelings of inadequacy. That he was never good enough no matter how hard he tried. He was a football player, gymnast, horseman, dancer and actor. Even though he was brilliant at what he did, he felt it was not good enough.

More than once in this book he has said, “It had to be done as a Swayze,” which meant he could never do anything half way. He had to give his all and be the best at what he did.

He is so lucky he had his precious wife Lisa who helped him along his journey in this life, until his life ended. We will all miss him but he comes alive for us whenever we watch one of his movies. Or when you read this book and find the real Patrick Swayze.

Sandra Heptinstall
Whispering Winds Book Reviews
Rated G
Posted in Feb.

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