Monday July 6, 2020

Giving up the Ghost

Worth Fighting For by Lisa Niemi Swayze. Simon & Schuster, €16.35. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

22nd January, 2012
Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi Swayze: a touching yet ultimately unsuccessful memoir. Photo: Getty

Worth Fighting For by Lisa Niemi Swayze

If Lisa Niemi Swayze had been married to an electrician who'd died of pancreatic cancer, Worth Fighting For would never have been published. Who would read a graphic account of a hideous disease - an onslaught of indigestion, bad breath and 'chemo farts', blocked stents, excruciating pain and ancillary infections - taking down a random punter?

Niemi Swayze has worked in theatre, film and TV for most of...

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