- Author Patrick Swayze
I realised, when I started reading this, that I actually don’t know much about Patrick Swayze. Other than the fact that I fell to pieces the last time I watched Dirty Dancing, I couldn’t really tell you anything about him. This was, then, an interesting autobiography, detailing his early life obsessed with dancing, through the difficult years of trying to grow a career, through to finally making it and dealing with fame.
It was interesting to read the more nuanced details of his life - a struggle with alcohol, that desire to keep doing more important acting roles, the many near death experiences! And of course the relationship with his wife Lisa, that started early and endured many highs and lows.
A short, but fascinating insight into the tragically shortened life of an actor who had a huge impact on movie culture, but was never quite satisfied.