Worth Fighting For

Worth Fighting For

Love, Loss, and Moving Forward

By Lisa Niemi Swayze

Atria Books, Hardcover, 9781439196359, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2012


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.

About the Author

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.