Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss, And Moving Forward by Lisa Neimi Swayze
Summary: Lisa Neimi and Patrick Swayze were married for 34 years. They first met as teenagers at his mother's dance studio - he was older and just a bit cocky: she was the beautiful waif who refused to worship the ground he walked on. Through the years their marriage strained under the pressures that many do, but it was always a uniquely passionate and creative partnership. For the first time, Lisa shares the details of Patrick's 21 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 Patrick's death, and she openly discusses the challenges that the years without him have posed.
My review: I technically shouldn't review this one, as I am only about one third through. But so far, I really like it. Obviously I know how it ends, but the author does a great job of detailing all the events of his diagnosis along with inserting antidotes from their life together. I didn't read the first one she wrote, but this book has made me want to go back and read it. You can tell in her writing the love that she has for Patrick. It is a really sweet love story.